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Youth aged 18 to 35 years old, nationals and residents of Latin America and the Caribbean member countries of IFAD.
Registration can be done individually or in groups. In case of groups and/or institutions, at least 80% of its participants must be youth from 18 to 35 years old.
Innovation is a concept that can take on many meanings. We understand that innovation is the change that occurs when introducing or adapting a novelty to different contexts, it is the result of a problem-solving process, which includes technical, conception, development, management activities that can result in the commercialisation of new products or services, or introduce the use of new processes.
Innovation has different dimensions, that can be:
- New products introduction;
- Introduction of new production methods;
- New forms of socio-economic organisation;
- Development of new sources of supply for raw materials and others materials; and
- creation of new market structures.
There are some required documents that must be attached to the application form upon applying.
- Legal representative(s) official identity, in the case of a legally constituted institution, and/or identity card of the applying person;
- Documents that illustrate and prove the initiative (videos, texts, descriptive reports, technical projects, manuals, leaflets, images, presentations, etc.). Additional information may be requested if the Evaluating Committee deems it necessary.
Through documents such as systematization processes, texts, descriptive memorials, technical projects, manuals, leaflets and / or videos and / or images.
Yes, applications are open to urban and rural residents as long as their initiatives innovate life in rural areas.
The winning initiatives will be awarded with an international training course and dissemination in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The award ceremony will take place by the end of June 2021. The date and format of the event (face-to-face, virtual or hybrid) will be defined and informed in due time considering the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.
Generally, the UN considers youth those between 15 – 24 years old (check here). However, to cover the definitions of youth from all LAC countries, we decided to expand the group to 35 years.
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