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Paradigm Initiative(PIN) 2022 Essay/Debate Competition for Africans

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 [email protected] in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 23, 2022, to commemorate PIN’s milestone, and The PIN Festival (PINFest) in Harare, Zimbabwe, on October 10 – 14, 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 and inclusion in the continent who want to make their voices heard.

Competition Details

1st Round

  • 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.

2nd Round

  • 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 20, 2022.
  • Debate winners will be announced during PIN Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
  • 4 outstanding candidates will be selected, two from each team, to compete at the grand finale.

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About Paradigm Initiative

Paradigm Initiative is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth. Our programs include digital inclusion programs – such as the Life Skills. ICT. Financial Readiness. Entrepreneurship (LIFE) training program and Tertiary program – and a digital rights program, Magoyi. Across our offices in Nigeria (Aba, Abuja, Ajegunle, Kano, Yaba), Cameroon (Yaoundé), Kenya (Nairobi), and beyond, we work to connect under-served youth with improved livelihoods through our digital inclusion and digital r... read more


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Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition


Aim and Benefits of Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition

  • The debate finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to Zimbabwe and a laptop set at the PIN Festival slated on October 10 – 14.

Requirements for Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition Qualification

  • Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 25;
  • The competition is open to only Africans who currently reside in Africa;
  • The essay should not be more than 1500 words.

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Application Deadline

June 30, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Paradigm Initiative on paradigmhq.org to apply

For more details,visit PIN website


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