Sustainable Development Goals and Her Competition For Women Entrepreneurs


Organisation: The World Bank

Apply By:  No Deadline


The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.

About the Award-

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.

The World Bank Group with partnership of Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women are seeking applications for its “SDGs & Her Competition for Women Entrepreneurs”.

In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “create the future they want in 2030.”

Objectives

The objectives of the initiative are to:

  • recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises;
  • increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts on women among non-traditional audiences; and
  • collaborate with private sector partners on all SDGs, but SDG5 in particular; to share best practices and innovative ideas.

Prizes

  • The top winners will be recognized in April 2019 at an event on the margins of the 2019 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.
  • The stories of the winning women entrepreneur (and many other notable entries) will be shared through partners’ social media and websites.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must:

  • be a woman owner of a business that has been in operation for at least 3 years
  • own a micro-enterprise, with at least 1 and no more than 9 employees
  • have a loan eligibility of under USD $10,000 or annual sales of under USD $100,000