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Registration open for ‘Ideas of the Future’

Registration for the “Ideas for the Future” university essay competition has been opened.

The competition is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of CAF (development bank of Latin America) in collaboration with the Central Bank of TT who will be celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. The essay competition on Ideas for the Future is to compile the thoughts of Caribbean university students about what their countries will be like in 30 years’ time, including the main obstacles and challenges, as well as the proposals on how to deal with them.

Awards will be given for the best essay at a regional level (for the whole of Latin America and the Caribbean) in the following three categories: integration; public policies; and innovation and productivity. The regional winners will present their essay at the CAF Conference that will be held in Quito, Ecuador in November 2019 and will receive US$2,000 each.

The contest for the Caribbean was launched on May 6 and the deadline for submitting the essays is July 31 at 11.59 pm. Essays must be submitted using the form provided during registration for the contest via the www.caf.com website, which will deliver an automatic registration response.

The judges’ decision shall be announced on the CAF and Central Bank websites on October 1 for Caribbean winners, and on November 7 for regional winners. For more information about the categories, formal requirements, participation and evaluation criteria, data acceptance, prizes and data protection visit www.caf.com.

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