Deadline: June 30th, 2022.
Apply now for the PIN@15 Essay/Debate Competition 2022. This year, Paradigm Initiative is celebrating its 15 anniversary in a dual event that will bring together Partners, Friends of PIN, Alumni, Volunteers, PIN Team members, and inclusion stakeholders.
These events are PIN@15 in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 23rd, 2022, to commemorate PIN’s milestone, and The PIN Festival (PINFest) in Harare, Zimbabwe, on October 10th – 14th, 2022.As part of activities to commemorate this day, Paradigm Initiative is organising an Essay/Debate Competition for young and outstanding African youth between 18-20 years with passion and drive for digital rights.
Details on the competition.
Essay Topic: Are Social and cultural norms in Africa impeding the realization of digital rights and inclusion?
– Argumentative Essay: Share an essay of not more than 1500 words on the topic: Are the Social and cultural norms in Africa impeding the realization of digital rights and inclusion ?.
– In the essay, take a stand for either FOR or AGAINST.
– A total of 8 candidates will be selected and divided into two groups of 4 each ( FOR and AGAINST ) to prepare for the virtual debate via zoom on Thursday, July 20th, 2022.
– Debate winners will be announced during PIN Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022.
– 4 outstanding candidates will be selected, two from each team, to compete at the grand finale.
- Participants must be aged 18 to 25 years old.
- Only Africans who are currently residing in Africa are eligible to compete.
- The essay should not exceed 1500 words in length.
- Finalists in the discussion will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Zimbabwe.
- A laptop set at the PIN Festival slated on October 10th – 14th.
For more details and instructions, Click here to Apply for the PIN @15 Essay/Debate Competition 2022..