Who can enter

You are eligible to enter, if:

1. You are between the ages of 15 and 35

AND

2. You have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your community, such as:

  • Goal 1: No Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4: Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities – Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Climate Action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Life Below Water – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15: Life on Land – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

OR, You are operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization or an informal program

AND
3. You are able to submit your entry in English.

Make sure to read the competition guidelines.

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Partners

  • ILO - Start and Improve Your Business