2018 CGAP Photo and Video Contest Opens

Greta Bull, CEO, CGAP
Greta Bull, CEO, CGAP

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) is now accepting entries for the 13th annual Photo and Video contest which tell the story of how financial services empower poor people and communities in Africa.

CGAP is looking for striking photographs and short videos that tell the story of how financial services empower poor people and communities in Africa. The submission must show how financial services expand opportunities for poor people in Africa and enable people to build sustainable livelihoods.

 Africa is a center for financial innovation, home to M-Pesa, the mobile money service launched a decade ago that has revolutionized digital financial services and helped lift many thousands of households from poverty. Africa also is the continent with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, and many lack the financial tools that could help improve their lives.

 CGAP is seeking photos and videos from Africa that reflect the following themes:  Reaching excluded people through mobile phones which open up markets and access to services for people who are isolated or live in remote communities. Application should show how digital finance creates new opportunities for excluded Africans.

The Applications should reflect digital finance and development where savings, credit and insurance provide poor people with a wider range of tools to help manage their economic lives and also show how poor people are building more resilient lives.

Applications should show brighter prospects for young people. There are 600 million young people in Africa under the age of 25, and 72 percent of them are unemployed. The applicants should be able to show how financial services can spur entrepreneurship among Africa’s youth.

 Applications close on December. 14, 2018

For more information, please visit: https://www.cgap.org