Enhancing financial illiteracy

Innovative ideas welcomed

01 April 2020 | Others

The Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) has called on the youth to contribute to the fight for financial literacy by writing an essay outlining their ideas.

For a chance at a €1 000 grant, aspiring writers must submit a short outline by 31 March 2020. Candidates will be selected from the submitted outlines and chosen writers will be asked to submit a full essay by 15 May.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old in 2020 and registered at any academic institution as a student or researcher. Field of study is not applicable.

Original, unpublished essays can be submitted in French or English and must align with MFW4A priority themes:
• Addressing financial illiteracy in Africa (financial inclusion);
• Deposit and consignment funds and African institutional investors;
• Roadmap for better social and economic outcomes (long-term finance); and
• Regulating non-bank financial services and Fintechs (governance and financial stability).
Not only will the winning author earn a €1 000 grant, but their winning essay will be published on the MFW4A portal, newsletter and blog sections of MFW4A donor and partner websites along with the two runner-up pieces.
Especially women and students from member countries of the African Development Bank are encouraged to enter.
MFW4A is a platform that aids development research, advocacy, knowledge management and networking in the African financial sector.

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