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SUKUMA AFRICA April 30, 2010

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Sukuma Afrika calls for Social Entrepreneurs to send in their plans to be recognized for their outstanding efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals in Africa

After the great success the 2009 edition of the awards ceremony held in Cape Town in cooperation with the Annual Meeting of the Global Business School Network, Sukuma Afrika is glad to officially open its call-to-entries for the 2010 edition of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Awards.

The Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Sukuma Afrika was established in recognition of the critical role young entrepreneurs and the Diaspora play in the fight against poverty as the generation that will be responsible for reaching the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.The competition encourages young people across Africa to engage in ventures with a social angle and is opened to African youth up to 35 y/o presenting a for-profit business model which contributes to one of the MDGs.

The competition is organized in 5 categories:

• Category MDG 1 on poverty and hunger • Category MDG 2 on education • Category MDG 3 on gender equality • Category MDG 4,5,6 on health related issues • Category MDG 7 on environment

The Awards Ceremony

The competition aims to bring exposure to the outstanding efforts of the winners and to connect them with stakeholders in a position to help them expand their businesses. To that end, Sukuma Afrika targets prime events to hold its yearly awards ceremony.

Exceptionally, the 2010 award ceremony will be held with participating partners UN Office of Partnerships, UN Global Compact and UN Millennium Campaign at an event organised by Africa Investors at the New York Stock Exchange on 17 September, around the UN General Assembly which focused this year on the MDG review. 150 Business and government leaders, Senior UN representatives and the US Institutional Investment Community will attend this event and the media will be well represented with Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC,CNN and other major titles, all of which have booths at the venue.

The Competition timeline

• 23rd April 2010: Opening Call-to-entries

• 11th June 2010: Closing Call-to-entries

• 14th June 2010: Announcement of the shortlisted candidate selected by the Sukuma Afrika Team

• 9th July 2010: Announcement of the finalists after Jury Deliberation

• 17th September 2010:Awards Ceremony Candidate can download the application forms on http://

http://www.sukumaafrika.org/campaign_competition.htm

Spread the word

If you are an individual, help your friends and inform anyone you know who might benefit of enrolling in the competition by simply forwarding this message.

If you are an organization, do not hesitate to inform your members or former finalists of this event. For partnerships, cooperations and the press please contact Magali Bongrand at +33 9 70 44 07 16.

Stand up Against Poverty

On October 17th to 19th, join the UN Stand up Campaign to break the world record of number of people Standing up Against Poverty around the world to ensure governments worldwide hear your demands to end poverty and inequality. Find all registered events at: http://www.standagainstpoverty.org.

2009 Winners

Cat. Name

MDG 1 Isaac Chege

MDG 2 Emmanuel Okwor

MDG 3 Isaac Aggrey

MDG Narcisse Mbunzama 4,5,6

MDG 7 Kunga Ngece

Country

Uchumi Grain Millers EA Ltd

Primary School Women Biz Center mydoctors.org

BEKEDEVcall to entries 2010 newsletter


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