WTCAF UN “Peace Through Trade” Student Competition 2022

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Other
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non Degree
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Open for all
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 22945
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
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Opportunity Description

The World Trade Centers Association Foundation (WTCAF) has launched the annual “Peace Through Trade” student competition with the United Nations Academic Impact. The competition is designed to identify and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders from the 300+ cities where a World Trade Center branded business is located. Local students can submit projects to compete in the program and become international trade champions if they belong to the World Trade Centers Association’s global network, which spans more than 100 countries. Student teams are encouraged to enter this year’s competition to present original projects, products, or other innovative ideas that demonstrate and promote social innovation and sustainability through collaboration, fair trade, and international ethical business practices through collaboration, fair trade, and global ethical business practices. Projects must also address at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations, such as ending poverty, hunger and creating more sustainable cities and communities.

Organized by: World Trade Centers Association Foundation
In collaboration with: United Nations Academic Impact
Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

Prizes of Peace Through Trade” Student Competition:

Winning Team

  • A USD $3,000 cash prize
  • A chance to participate in the WTCA’s virtual 2022 Member Forum and 2023 General Assembly.
  • An opportunity to virtually present their idea to a global audience and be recognized by attendees during the events
  • Winners will be interviewed by WTCA Executive Director-Business Development Robin van Puyenbroeck in a future episode of the global WTCA “Trade Wins” Podcast.
  • Certificate of recognition by the WTCAF Board

First Runner-Up Team

  • Cash prize of $1,500 USD
  • Certificate of recognition by the WTCAF Board
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Individuals or groups of individuals with no more than four members are eligible.
  • At the time of the submission deadline, you must be enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or other educational institution and be between the ages of 18 and 29.
  • Must be able to present their project to the WTCAF Board in PowerPoint or other similar formats (no more than 20 slides) and via video conference.
To apply, students must prepare the following materials:
  • Fill the Application Form
  • As your main deliverable, create a PowerPoint or similar presentation that fully details your project (no more than 20 slides)
  • Each team member should submit one curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
  • Each team member should submit a brief bio.
  • Submit a photo of an individual entrant or a team of entrants.
How to participate in Peace Through Trade” Student Competition?

By 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 30, 2022, submit your application and all required materials to the email address below.

Submission Email: [email protected]

Official Competition Rules & Regulations

For more information, refer to the official announcement of WTCA Foundation

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