Do you work with citizen engagement, and do you have a story or an insight that you have been dying to share? You can also choose to focus on another angle, the only requirement is that it must be relevant to citizen engagement and focus on the public sector. Advance the agenda — Government is only as smart as the people who work in it. This links to an optional, basic writing template for anyone who wants ideas for structuring the piece.
Nagrika helps narrow the information and knowledge gap in the perceived understanding of small cities. We aim to bring small cities to the mainstream of the urban development discourse, contextualise the problems that small cities face and develop context specific solutions for them. To develop pragmatic and feasible solutions we identify the two-way relationship between citizens and their cities using a blend of local and global knowledge. Nagrika is looking for writing inspired by original ideas and personal experiences. All forms of creative ideals utopian or dystopian are welcome. As an organisation working for small cities in the governance and policy domain, we encourage and actively seek entries that match our intuitive temperament for citizen-centric cities.
It began as any other day. I awoke to a shrill alarm and reluctantly ended up in a classroom doing my very best to keep focus. However, this day was not any other day.
The aim of the JCSB essay competition is to provide young Americans with an opportunity to think creatively and critically about their lives by relating them to some aspect of Japan to help them broaden their horizons and develop global citizenship. Contestants do not need to have any experience in visiting Japan or studying Japanese. Canon U. Chief Judge: Sachiko Murata.