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The Brief

Your proposal must respond to two key objectives: Education and Access.

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  • The project must deliver educational interventions aimed at stimulating the adoption of safer sexual behaviours.
  • The project must remain sensitive to and respectful of cultural and religious beliefs to ensure uptake by community members.
  • The project must stress the importance of economic empowerment of women and girls as part of a holistic solution.
  • The project must assess weaknesses in supply and demand of quality condoms in sub-Saharan Africa and propose strategic interventions to strengthen them.

  • The project must contribute to breaking down existing barriers and inequities that hinder the provision and use of high-quality condoms.
  • The competition is open to you exclusively as currently registered students at Wits Business School at PostGrad, MBA, Masters or PhD level.

  • Individuals or groups of up to four members are eligible.

  • Groups may be composed of other members of the University of the Witwatersrand provided at least one member of the group is a WBS student.

  • Groups must submit a RACI assessment clarifying the roles of each team member for the selection committee.
  • The winning team or individual will have unique and exclusive access to a team of experts to help elaborate their project.

  • You will see your ideas implemented in the real world and change lives for the better.

  • The winners will be invited to attend a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2021 where they will present their project.

  • Any expenses incurred in the elaboration of the project such as remuneration for time, travel and equipment may be claimed back from the project budget.

  • Winners will receive publicity, exposure and an invaluable addition to their CV.

  • Winners will spend time and be mentored by senior executives of the local and global RB offices.

Education

  • The project must deliver educational interventions aimed at stimulating the adoption of safer sexual behaviours.
  • The project must remain sensitive to and respectful of cultural and religious beliefs to ensure uptake by community members.
  • The project must stress the importance of economic empowerment of women and girls as part of a holistic solution.

 Access

  • The project must assess weaknesses in supply and demand of quality condoms in sub-Saharan Africa and propose strategic interventions to strengthen them.
  • The project must contribute to breaking down existing barriers and inequities that hinder the provision and use of high-quality condoms.

Eligibility

  • The competition is open to you exclusively as currently registered students at Wits Business School at PostGrad, MBA, Masters or PhD level.
  • Individuals or groups of up to four members are eligible.
  • Groups may be composed of other members of the University of the Witwatersrand provided at least one member of the group is a WBS student.
  • Groups must submit a RACI assessment clarifying the roles of each team member for the selection committee.

Incentives

  • The winning team or individual will have unique and exclusive access to a team of experts to help elaborate their project.
  • You will see your ideas implemented in the real world and change lives for the better.
  • The winners will be invited to attend a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2021 where they will present their project.
  • Any expenses incurred in the elaboration of the project such as renumeration for time, travel and equipment may be claimed back from the project budget.
  • Winners will receive publicity, exposure and an invaluable addition to their CV.
  • Winners will spend time and be mentored by senior executives of the local and global RB offices.
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