Fourth Annual CIPE International Youth Essay Contest Winners Announced

Press Release 

Washington, DC – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has announced the winners for its Fourth Annual International Youth Essay Competition. The nine winning essays were selected from over 400 entries in three categories: Corruption, Democratic Transitions, and Economically-Sustainable Development. Entries were received from 65 countries, including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Egypt, Indonesia, Moldova, and Uganda.


1st Chukwunonso Ogbe (Nigeria)

2nd Riska Mirzalina (Indonesia)

3rd Ruth Nyambura Kilonzo (Kenya)

Democratic Transitions

1st Vikas Prakash Joshi (India)

2nd Kirsten Han (Singapore)

3rd Judith Aduol Nyamanga (Kenya)

Economically-Sustainable Development

1st Sarita Sapkota (Nepal)

2nd Babatunde Oladosu (Nigeria)

3rd Michael Olumuyiwa Kayode (Nigeria)

Winners were selected by an international panel of judges including CIPE’s partners from business associations, think tanks, and other international development organizations around the world, as well as CIPE staff. CIPE will publish the winning essays as Economic Reform Feature Service articles, and profile winners on the CIPE Development Blog ( in the coming months.

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