The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

United Nations University for Peace

The United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) was created in December 1980. The headquarters of the UPEACE system are in Costa Rica, the country that initiated the process for the establishment of the University. UPEACE activities include: teaching, research, distance learning, and outreach.
The vision of the University of Peace is to be a forward-thinking, transformational, and inspirational educational institution dedicated to the goals of quality teaching, research, and serving humanity to build a more peaceful world.
Established as a Treaty Organization with its own charter in an international agreement adopted by the General Assembly in resolution 35/55 of the 5th of December, 198, the University for Peace has the mission:
“to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”

The wider mission of the University should be seen in the context of the worldwide peace and security objectives of the United Nations. The central importance of education, training, and research in all their aspects to build the foundations of peace and progress and to reduce the prejudice and hatred on which violence, conflict, and terrorism are based is increasingly recognized.
The Charter of the University calls for UPEACE “to contribute to the great universal task of educating for peace by engaging in teaching, research, post-graduate training and dissemination of knowledge fundamental to the full development of the human person and societies through the interdisciplinary study of all matters related to peace.”
Funding of UPEACE programs comes from the support of a number of donor governments, foundations, and institutions who believe in the mission of the University. Fundraising for an endowment fund is in progress.
The vision of UPEACE is to become a network of collaborating UPEACE centers and activities in different regions, guided from its headquarters in Costa Rica, and cooperating with a large number of universities, NGOs, and other partners on education and research for peace.
UPEACE offers many academic courses like Master’s Degree Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies from all parts of the world, students receive a high-quality education in a unique atmosphere with a focus on multicultural perspectives, theory, and practical applications.

For more information on UN University for Peace, please visit www.upeace.org.

Timeline 2018



March 15, 2018


Competition launch –
Entries are welcome


June 1, 2018


Voting & commenting begins for all


July 31, 2018


Deadlines for entries


August 15, 2018


Deadlines for votes & comments


August 17, 2018


People’s Choice
Prize winners announced
10 finalists announced in both categories


August 30, 2018


Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both categories


September 21, 2018


Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners


October 6, 2018


Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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Louison Mbombo, Brazil

« I am so blessed with this great platform, it's quite fulfilling and since my goal is to tackle various challenges Nigeria and other related African Countries are facing. A platform to meet with great minds and investors around the world. The training platform had enhanced my strategic leadership skills and business management and easy way raise other tech-entrepreneur that will arise and solve the power challenges facing the African Continent and the world at large. S-HomeDev »

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Abdisa Bencha Jara, Ethiopia

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« This competition has completely changed the way I see things as well as handling them while the online courses have really made an impact on my life as well as the lives of my fellow citizen. I Know-SMS system establishment »

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« It is a fabulous privilege to remain with Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition during studentship and after graduation. I call this platform “A second school”, where one realizes one’s skills for the service of humanity. Entrepreneurship and ICT Skills For Nurturing Secondary Schools Students in Nigeria »

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Musah Azumah Daniel, Ghana

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Nyefene Martin Kwabena, Netherlands

« The happiness to see that hope is metamorphosing into actual change with the many interesting projects on the platform. I get a lot more inspiration to improve on my projects as well. I find a great percentage of intelligent and wise people, with the opportunity to get in touch with them. Agritechture »

Ghislain Takam, Cameroon

« I have to say it’s a free mentorship that tells everything you need in detail. From building idea to the business canvas model, turning your idea into a real project and they are amazing that you don’t feel left behind though Entrepreneurship Campus is an online platform. With them, you are guided. BeyondTravellingCambodia »

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« I have been empowered to create a sustainable world and also networked with inspired young leaders who are making positive impact in their community and country as a whole. I have gotten the opportunity to share and to build knowledge and skills also. Entrepreneurship for Peace Project »

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Igor Semanou, Benin

« Unlike other contests, here you not only have a platform to submit ideas but to learn, enlarge your knowledge and meet new people, new ideas and even find partners through an international network. Soul Kitchen »

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