Competition Overview


The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) regularly provides capacity building opportunities for IBI Ambassadors as they engage with their constituents. The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused a shift in the way that interventions are planned, delivered and measured. October 13-23, 2020 the GGPE hosted a series of webinars supporting IBI Ambassadors to adjust to the new paradigm of social outreach. The webinars covered three (3) main modules and a number of related topics were delivered by a mix of IBI Ambassadors and other thought leaders.

The I Believe Initiative (IBI) has partnered with the Urban Lab for Youth Innovation (DIA) a project implemented by the Institute of Law & Economics (ILE) to introduce a competition that provides a small grant to IBI Ambassadors who are leading projects in the areas of youth and education. To win that grant of $100,000, IBI Ambassadors will have to form a group of no less than three (3) Ambassadors (from within their parish) and create a proposal using the knowledge and skills garnered from the Webinar Series. The project proposal will be submitted to the Parish Lead of the IBI National Coordinating Committee (NCC) by November 4, 2020.

Project proposals are expected to reflect the competition theme and should display how Ambassadors intend on working to make a difference in the civic life and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. The proposal should also reflect how the new knowledge from the Webinar Series will help in the development and execution of the project. 

Theme: Civic Participation in Youth Empowerment and Education

Civic participation refers to involvement in your community for its improvement; with your knowledge, skills and values, to make a difference in our society. The goal of civic participation is to raise the standard and quality of life in your community, through commitment and motivation. Young people are considered very important in civic participation, because they bring new and innovative ideas!


Activity Date
Competition launch October 27, 2020
Submission to Parish Lead November 4, 2020
Submission to GGPE Secretariat November 6, 2020
Shortlisted project proposals announced November 9, 2020
Project pitch November 10, 2020
Announcement of Winner November 12, 2020


To Enter:

  • Form a group consisting of a minimum of 3 IBI Ambassadors. The leader of the project should be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.
  • Download the application form.
  • Return the completed application form to your parish lead. Visit for the contact details for your parish lead. 
  • Submit your applications on or before November 4, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight (GMT-5)