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Join the competition! Youth4Asia Solutions Search on Citizenship and Governance

The ADB NGO and Civil Society Center's Youth Initiative - in collaboration with ASSIST- have launched the 4th installment of the Youth4Asia Solutions Search. All youth-led or youth-focused organizations with projects on Citizenship and Governance across Asia and the Pacific are invited to apply for a chance to win USD 3,000 and an all-expense paid trip to an awards event, to be determined.

The competition is looking for completed or ongoing projects that are taking concrete action on citizenship, governance, and anti-corruption. Under the theme: "Youth for Better Governance", this year's fourth call will focus on solutions including, but not limited to, the following components:

- Accountability: Public officials must be accountable or answerable for their actions and responsive to the entity from which their authority is derived.

- Participation: This is the involvement of citizens in governance which include monitoring of government service delivery, planning and budgeting, policy and program development, and the like.

- Predictability: This refers to the institutional process of setting, interpreting, and implementing laws and other regulations, all of which require a certain degree of political stability.

- Transparency: Transparency is the availability, accessibility, and clarity of government information that can be used by the public.

Projects can involve the use of technology, conduct of monitoring, government audit, policy research, or capacity building. Projects that support the commitments of the countries to the Open Government Partnership is a plus.

You can join the competition by filling out the application form and submitting it along with a CV, 2x2 photo and copy of passport of your organization's representative, as well as photos or videos of your project to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for submission is Sunday, 10 January, 2016 (12:00PM, Manila Time).

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