UN Project Inspire: Submit Your Ideas and Win $25,000

Deadline: June 30, 2013

Are you a young changemaker? Do you have an idea that can change the world? Project Inspire is providing you a 5-minute platform to pitch your inspired idea to the world and win a US$25,000 grant.

Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is jointly organised by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls across Asia, Pacific, the Middle East or Africa through access to business and livelihood skills.


The competition is open to 18-35year olds in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa

To qualify for the US$25,000 grant, the project must meet all of the following requirements:

  • The program must enable disadvantaged women and girls to attain sustained livelihood through business and livelihood skills
  • An existing women’s empowerment program
  • Beneficiaries must be women or girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa
  • The winner(s) of this competition will have to commence fieldwork by 1 December 2013
  • The project is designed to be implemented with a US$25,000 budget

Submission Details

  • Form a team of up to three members (individual entries allowed) and get started on your pitch!
  • Entries should be submitted in the form of either a (maximum) 5-minute video OR a (maximum) 2-page A4-sized proposal.
  • Video entries are to be uploaded on public video-sharing sites such as YouTube or Vimeo. A link to the video must be provided in the submission form.
  • Submissions, either video or written, must be made in English.

Note: Read the Submission criteria in the ‘click here’ link below before applying.

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