Cipe Essay Competition 2009

Name: Basir Ahmad Middle Name: Hamaid Last Name: Ajabi Nationality: Afghan Education and Qualifications Diplomas: Medical Technology, Business Administration. Certificates: Medical Technology Fields, Young Microfinance Professional Program, Microsoft Certified System Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Red Hat Certified Engineer. Professional Positions: Medical Laboratory Chief, Accountant, IT in Charge, Senior Admin/Accountant, Finance & Accounting Officer. Working experience with leading organizations and companies: Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, Barakat International Group of Companies, Afghanistan International Bank, Care International in Afghanistan, German International Cooperation (GIZ). Environment responsibility & Medical profession are the key elements for motivation and I am confident that my Education, Experience & Personal Qualities will contribute to mentioned Green Idea’s success. List of significant publications have written, awards and researches in the field of electronics and radio: • First place winner of 2011 CIPE Global Editorial Cartoon Competition in Gender Equality over the world from 73 countries, 1000 entries. • Donation of Editorial Competition cash prize to Afghan Red Crescent Society for treatment of children with heart anomaly. • Thanks giving letter from GIZ, signed by German Minister for Economic Co-operation and Development, Mr. Dirk Niebel. • Participation in GIZ Gender Pays Off competition, and appraisal received regarding entry. • Certificate of participation in “My project to Create Positive Change in my Environment" Essay Competition 2008, GOI Peace Foundation and UNESCO Japan. • Certificate of Participation in “The Role of Science in Building a better World" Essay Competition 2009, GOI Peace Foundation and UNESCO Japan. • In 1996 design and test of RADIO TRANSMITTER with bandwidth of 7.4 – 7.5 MHz (Successful Project). • Researches in the field of Robotics including design, making and test of designed projects. • Theory of Logarithms and Electronics Books (Completed but not yet published). • Top ten position in Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2013/2014.

CIPE is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual International Youth Essay competition today. This year we received more than 300 entries from 62 countries, including Belarus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Iraq, Jamaica, Paraguay, and Russia. The three categories this year were Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Inclusive Growth, and Social Transformations. The winners were selected by an international panel of judges including CIPE’s partners from business associations, think tanks, and other international development organizations around the world, as well as CIPE staff.

Past winners have gone on to publish a book with their winnings, start a similar contest in Romania, and found an NGO in Ghana focused on youth, garnering media attention from the likes of the Wall Street Journal. Keep an eye on these rising stars as they continue a tradition of excellence.

Grand Prize winner – Democracy that Delivers for Entrepreneurs:

Chandrima Padmanabhan (India) “Entrepreneurship in India: The Evolution of the Pedestrian Pariah.” Chandrima will attend CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers for Entrepreneurs conference on April 9-10 in Chicago.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Beyond technology

1st place: Todor Raykov (Bulgaria) “To Flee or WHEN to Flee?”

2nd place: Natalia Korchagina (Russia) “Making Ideas Happen. Helping Ideas Succeed”

3rd place: Jones Cecil Ntaukira (Malawi) “The Great Miracle: Occupy Youth Entrepreneurship”

Inclusive Growth: The entrepreneurial environment for scaling up business

1st place: Obed Ankrah (Ghana) “Promoting Inclusive Growth: the Entrepreneurial Environment for  Scaling up Business”

2nd place: Anna Grishkina (Russia) “Opportunities into results”

3rd place: Ngutor Saaka (Nigeria) “Inclusive Growth: The entrepreneurial environment for scaling up business – a panacea for youth unemployment in Nigeria”

Social transformations: The role of entrepreneurs in building democratic societies

1st place:  Prince Karakire Guma (Uganda) “Fostering Democracy in Uganda: The Unexplored Contributions of Young Entrepreneurs”

2nd place: Surath Giri (Nepal) “Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Fostering Entrepreneurship: Lessons from Nepal”

3rd place: Nivya Murthi (India) “Youth Social Entrepreneurship for building a stronger India”

The winning essays will continue to be published asEconomic Reform Feature Service articles, and winners will be profiled on the CIPE Development Blog in the coming months. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who entered!

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