essay_inglesI would like to invite you all to participate in the International Essay Competition 2009. The deadline for submissions is February 22 and it is open to all young people, students and non-students alike, between the ages of 18 and 25, from all countries of the world.

The Essay Competition 2009 invites youth to share ideas on How does climate change affect you? and How can you tackle climate change through youth-led solutions?. The essay can be written in any of the three languages: English, French or Spanish.

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to make a presentation of your paper. Eight finalists will participate in the Final Jury in Seoul, South Korea, in June 2009, and attend the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE). They will also receive money awards. The World Bank will cover travel and accommodation expenses for the finalists.

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