About the Competitions

Inaugural SEI | SEI for West Africa | SEI MENA | SEI Global

Here you can read about all four Social Entrepreneurs Initiatives (SEI) that we ran over the past three years. Read about the world-class juries here. For more information about our involvement in the Summer School for Integrity click here. Any questions we haven’t answered? Check out our FAQs!

Social Entrepreneurs Initiative Global

At the end of 2014 we ran our latest competition to choose three new projects from around the world that would receive seed money to kick-start their project. We received 156 applications from 48 different countries worldwide on a huge range of corruption-related issues. The standard was very high and we are delighted to be able to announce the three new winners: Aradhya Malhotra from the USA; Margaret Rose form Trinidad and Tobago; and Paolo Rivas from Peru.

For the complete terms of reference click here.

Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for the Middle East and North Africa

The Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for MENA ran at the end of 2014. We received 112 applications on a huge range of corruption-related issues. Check out our blog post about the applications here! We were delighted to announce four winners: Islam Alzaini from Bahrain; Ayman Sabae from Egypt; Rajel Boilil from Mauritania; and Saed Karzoun from Palestine.

For the complete terms of reference click here.

Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa

In collaboration with the Open Society Institute for West Africa (OSIWA), we launched a Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa. This initiative aimed to support young people aged 18-35 to boost transparency, accountability and the fight corruption specifically in the education sector of their communities. We selected three winners: Victor Akinwande from Nigeria; Aléxise Ouedraogo from Côte d’Ivoire; and Lawrence Yealue from Liberia.

For the complete terms of reference click here.

Inaugural Social Entrepreneurs Initiative

The first SEI competition came about because we wanted to provide a platform for entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities. In Brazil in 2012 we launched our first global Social Entrepreneurs competition together with our partners, Ashoka. The 6 winners were awarded a mini-grant to support the kick-off and implementation of their new anti-corruption project.