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Good ideas get a second chance

Submitted by Teresa Buerkle on September 17, 2012

A new contest from Africa Rural Connect – a global online network run by the National Peace Corps Association – invites participants to share their ideas on new ways to engage sub-Saharan Africans through educational projects, community-building initiatives, and social programmes, all centred around agriculture and farming.

The “Second Chance Ideas Contest”, which runs from September 15 to November 30, seeks to encourage collaboration by rewarding remixes of previously submitted ideas. Ideas submitted to the contest run the gamut from improving agricultural education and training, to increasing farmers’ access to finances and land, to supporting people in farming organizations.

A panel of judges will evaluate the top remixes endorsed by the Africa Rural Connect community. Awards will be given to those ideas deemed the most original, creative, practical, scalable and likely to be successfully implemented.

Learn more about the contest rules and selection criteria.

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