Kate Robertson announcing the Do Better Challenge in July 2012.
The One Young World essay competition the Do Better Challenge has selected a shortlist of five entries that will now go forward to be judged by a panel that includes Counsellors Bob Geldof and Fatima Bhutto along with co-founder Kate Robertson.
The shortlisted entries are:
Educational challenges in Africa and possible solutions by Elizabeth Achieng Isaac
Female foeticide and infanticide in India by Namrata Poddar
Oil and mining extraction in Ecuador, its effects and possible solutions by Jorge Andres Espinosa Estrella
Social-oriented financial systems, the solution to the global crisis by Ulyana Shtybel
Transitioning subsidies away from the fossil fuel industry by Parker Liautaud
The shortlisted entries can all be read here
The standard of entries was incredibly high with some amazing and original ideas. The overall winner will receive a place as a Delegate Speaker at One Young World 2012 in Pittsburgh and a free returning Ambassador place at One Young World Summit 2013 in Johannesburg.
One Young World will also help the winner have their work published by a mainstream media outlet.