Cambodian wins international HLF-4 Essay Contest, Ghanaian among second prize winners

A 28-year-old Cambodian, Kongkea Chhoeun is the winner of the High Level Forum-4, (HLF-4) Essay Contest, and 29-year-old Ghanaian, Nelson Amo is among the three second prize winners.

His essay titled ‘Rethinking the role of local governments in aid governance’ was selected by judges for the first prize.

The three second prize winners are; 19-year-old Natasha Primavera Vine of New Zealand. Her essay was titled, ‘Development as cultural cohesion’, 26-year-old David Kandawasvika Takawira of Zimbabwe, with the essay titled;  ‘My vision for effective aid and development’ and 29-year-old Ghanaian, Nelson Amo who wrote the essay titled,  ‘Enhancing aid effectiveness through a strong knowledge base of state actors and social entrepreneurship’.

The third prize winners are Ajaml Poya of Afghanistan,  Phil Buydens of Belgium, Tarh Besong Frambo of Cameroon, Karuna Raina of India, and Prakash Bhattarai of Nepal.

As announced, all 1st and 2nd place winners will receive certificates, prize money during the Youth Forum on 29th November in Busan, the organisers say and 3rd place winners will receive certificates and prize money.

According to the organisers, they received 765 entries from 100 countries.

They say after lengthy reviews and deliberations by judges, nine essays were selected as outstanding, of which four are invited to attend the HLF-4 Youth Forum as panelists.

See details here.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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