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"Uncorrupted World" Challenge Winners

by C:F Team on 3rd May, 2011 at 5:00 PM CEST

Hey C:F Community!

Today we are proud to announce the winners of the “Uncorrupted World” Challenge

In cooperation with PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education), GRLI (Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative) and PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group, we invited you to take part in a specially designed Challenge on anti-corruption, and write an essay addressing a specific corruption-related issue and proposing solution to it it. 

Sixty-eight competitors from 32 countries and 36 universities/faculties answered our call and came up with really interesting issues and even more ingenious solutions (you can read solution abstracts here). 

Sixteen essays were selected by community votes and C:F judging panel to advance to the next level where the International Judging Panel consisting of experts from PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group and Challenge:Future picked the winners according to specific evaluation criteria. 

Congratulations to all of you who participated, identifying real corruption issues and coming up with feasible solutions! You made the first step in changing the world and the community you live in, taking it closer to a corruption-free world.

„We are delighted about the high quality of contributions to this Challenge:Future quick challenge. Students are one of the most important stakeholder groups of the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative which encourages management education to develop relevant approaches for the challenges businesses and societies are facing around the word. The concepts proposed during this competition clearly have the potential to make a difference when it comes to fighting corruption.”

Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat

Before announcing the winners, let’s meet the judges:

- Matthias Kleinhempel, Professor of Business Policy, Academic Director of the Senior Executive Program for Latin America, and Director of the Center for Governance and Transparency at IAE Business School, Argentina (PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group member)

„My sincere congratulation to all participants. All proposals described very interesting, innovative tools to help in the fight against corruption. There was definitely more than one proposal to win the competition and to be worked with in real life. You made our decision process interesting, entertaining and difficult at the same time. Thanks to all and especially to Challenge:Future and Olga [Olga Veligurska, C:F Vice President Alliances] for their perfect work and coordination.”

- Ronald Berenbeim, Adjunct Professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Principal Researcher and Director of The Conference Board's Working Group on Global Business Ethics Principles, US (PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group member)

„I congratulate the 16 finalists on their fine work. I have learned a great deal from them about the many different facets of corruption in all parts of the world. Thanks also to Olga for her efforts in making this event happen.” 

- Antonio Vaccaro, Academic Director, Assistant Professor of the Business Ethics Department at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain (PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group member)

- Bistra Kumbaroska, MA student in Marketing at Faculty of Economics, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, part-time consultant at E-mark Ltd, Macedonia (C:F representative)

- Dan Croitoru, Challenge:Future Competition and Alliances, Romania (C:F representative)

Without prolonging the moment we’ve all been waiting for, here it goes:

The winner of the „Uncorrupted World” Challenge is:

GIAO LE from Vietnam/Singapore with „Legal Clinic empowering poor people to fight against corruption

Giao has won free participation and two one-on-one meetings (with PRME anti-corruption Working Group representative and with high-level corporate representative) at the PRME Forum in Brussels on June 7-8, 2011, with 2-night accommodation and travel costs of up to EUR 500 sponsored by PRME and GRLI. 

Judges said:

„Novel issue, precise, well focused solution.”

„Well described problem and a very interesting idea. A concrete solution sharing knowledge and education  with people who need that most achieving measurable results.”

„Strong clarity of writing, good points and guidelines in approaching the problem, not so innovative in the solution but very well in depicting the importance and its implementation.”

Second place goes to:

Geanina Turcanu from Romania with „If there is a political will, there is a political way!’ And if not educated A, what about emerging B?

Geanina will receive a great book “The United Nations Global Compact - Achievements, Trends and Challenges” from PRME

Judges mentioned:

„High register and style of expression, resourceful”

„Problem description is interesting. The solution proposal seems creative using new technologies to achieve more transparency in the educational sector, may be not easy to implement (requires intervention from Brussels).”

Third place goes to:

Juliet Taylor from New Zealand with „Thinking Small but Winning Big in Dongguan, China

Juliet will get „The United Nations Global Compact – Achievements, Trends and Challenges” book from PRME

Judges concluded:

„Relevant topic, well structured and depicted, good solution guidelines, however the use of long sentences does not make it so reader friendly.”

„It has a clear strategy, concrete action plan and the problem has been analyzed from different perspectives. A good process of thought.”

The TOP 3 winners by community votes:

1. Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra, Dominican Republic, with the solution "Rescuing the spirit of politics and development: youth, a ray of hope in the Dominican Republic" (77 votes)

2. Affan Khan, Pakistan, with “IAF-Insaan Aid Foundation” (74 votes)

3. Ece Dincaslan, Turkey, with “Corruption: One of Today's Major Challenges” (44 votes)

Johanny has won „The United Nations Global Compact – Achievements, Trends and Challenges” book offered by PRME. Affan and Ece will each get their hands on a hard copy of The Future Book.

And there’s more...

Top 10 competitors by Judges grades will be invited in the next weeks to further develop their proposals and get a possibility to win three tickets to the C:F Summit 2012.

The ones who will receive a word from us are:

1. Giao Le from Vietnam / Singapore with "Legal Clinic empowering poor people to fight against corruption."

2. Geanina Turcanu from Romania with "If there is a political will, there is a political way!’ And if not educated A, what about emerging B?"

3. Juliet Taylor from New Zealand with "Thinking Small but Winning Big in Dongguan, China"

4. Gaurav Puri from India with "Isolation of Indian Energy Sector from Corruption in India"

5. Maria Pedro from Angola with "Let's change the future"

6. Amos Montreuil Jean from Haiti with "Reconstruction of Haiti halted by corruption! How to resolve the problem?"

7. Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra from Dominican Republic with "Rescuing the spirit of politics and development: youth, a ray of hope in the Dominican Republic"

8. Adrian Schoop from Switzerland with "Fighting Corruption by Serious Gaming"

9. Anastasia Skurlatova from Russia with "Eliminating the reasons of corruption"

10. Kristina Boehm from  Germany / Australia with "Making individuals aware of the direct link between corruption and welfare loss"

Congratulations to all participants in the „Uncorrupted World” challenge! You had amazing proposals and solutions. Your work has been fully appreciated by both Challenge:Future and PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group and you might find your ideas implemented in the future. Congrats again for making the difference!

New challenges are coming up so keep an eye on Challenge:Future as many surprises are lined up for you! Get ready to challenge the present and shape the future!

C:F Team

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Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra | Action team

nice, congratulations to all participants!!

3rd May, 2011 @ 8:53 PM CEST

Jovana Djurkovic

Jovana Djurkovic | Action team | CF Chapters

Congrats to winner, and to all other participants (I'm among them, so I can truly agree with judges - we did a great job) :)

3rd May, 2011 @ 9:42 PM CEST

Sayanee Basu

Sayanee Basu | Action team | CF Chapters

I'm deeply grateful to see diversity of thoughts coming from as far as Australia to Dominican Republic, to Romania and Pakistan... but we all youths speaks the same language and envision to see an uncorrupted world in the near future.

Congrats everyone... merely by putting out our thoughts, we are already winners :)

4th May, 2011 @ 3:34 AM CEST

Maria Pedro

Maria Pedro

I am so happy, congrats to all participants. I think we did a great job!

4th May, 2011 @ 10:48 AM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

Ohh cool.. congo to all d winners... Hartley congratulations to all d participants for taking such a great initiative to brain Strom @ uncorrupt world..

its amazing msg to world that youth is gathering at one place to solve the future challenges... bravooooooo to all d participants.. Kudos !!!

Special wishes to winners... go n represent CF & Generation whY at world level.. :) --- Love u all !!!

4th May, 2011 @ 4:22 PM CEST

Ivan Stanovic

Ivan Stanovic

Great job! Congratulations to all participants! :)

5th May, 2011 @ 12:18 AM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

Congratulations to the winning participants.

10th May, 2011 @ 9:35 PM CEST

Marie Santa Auguste

Marie Santa Auguste

congratulations guys...good job

23rd May, 2011 @ 12:42 AM CEST

Maria Pedro

Maria Pedro

Did anyone hear from the C:F Team yet?

31st May, 2011 @ 11:20 AM CEST

Andreja Kodrin (C:F Management)

Andreja Kodrin (C:F Management) | Action team | CF Chapters

@ Maria and other finalists - we will send you further instructions after next week conference in Brussels where we will meet and discuss with Giao, judges and all partners in this challenge.

Thank you for your patience and looking forward for you great work in finals!

PS - you will have enough time afterthat, at least 4 months

1st June, 2011 @ 4:27 PM CEST

Divya Nawale

Divya Nawale | Action team

Congratulations all :)

23rd June, 2011 @ 2:33 PM CEST

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