Three winning entries will be selected, with at least one of the entries reserved for entries from under-26 year olds. Winners will be informed by 8 September 2015 at the latest.
The three prize-winners will receive a paid trip to Guadalajara in Mexico to attend the 5th OECD World Forum on the 13-15 October 2015. Economy travel and a per diem to cover accommodation and other costs will be provided for up to 7 days. The winners will be awarded with a certificate of recognition during a special session of the Forum, and will also be invited to the cultural events and dinners surrounding the Forum.
Guadalajara, the capitol city of the state of Jalisco, is also the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico. In terms of population, urban area, and GDP, Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America. Guadalajara, however, is not just a large city. It is known for being a cultural centre of Mexico. Many consider Guadalajara to be the home of mariachi music and it also hosts many large-scale cultural events such as book fairs and film festivals throughout the year. The historic downtown of Guadalajara is also a place to visit as the oldest buildings in the city can be found there. Are you more of the adventurous type? There are plenty of fun activities to do in the state of Jalisco. The resort town of Puerto Vallarta is also in the state of Jalisco if you are looking to spend some of your time at the beach. If shopping is your priority, then you are in luck! Guadalajara boasts the largest open market in the western hemisphere within in the city.
Find out more about Jalisco: http://www.turismojalisco.gob.mx/en/
Find out more about Mexico: http://www.visitmexico.com/en/
About the 5th OECD World Forum
Visit the official Forum website here: www.oecd-5wf.mx
For over a decade now, the OECD has been spearheading work on well-being measurement and policy, in line with its mission of promoting “Better Policies for Better Lives”. Many individuals and organisations around the world have also been part of a global call for better measures and policies for progress ‘beyond GDP’. The OECD Forums on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy have been important drivers of this agenda, providing a space for all kinds of practitioners to take stock of experiences, to learn from best practices, and to gain inspiration for further change. Gradually, this work has led to a paradigm shift, one that puts people at the centre of public policies and collective action. In the process, the key question has evolved from “How do we measure progress?” to “How do we best put those measures into practice for policies aimed at improving lives?”
The 5th OECD World Forum, “Transforming Policy, Changing Lives”, will address this last question with a focus on action and implementation. It will provide an opportunity to showcase concrete examples of the impact of policies, frameworks and institutions that are using new well-being measures around the world, and will explore how this accumulated experience can contribute to country-level action in the pursuit of a new set of universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are now being discussed in the UN setting.
As in previous editions, the Forum will bring together hundreds of experts from government, international organisations, official statistics, civil society, business and academia to move forward the international agenda on well-being and sustainability, with confirmed speakers including the OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría; INEGI’s President Eduardo Sojo; Professors Joseph E. Stiglitz, Richard Layard and Ravi Kanbur; Alicia Bárcena (Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)); Fabrizio Barca (Ministry for Economy and Finance, former Minister for Territorial Cohesion, Italy); Rebeca Grynspan (Secretary-General of The Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB)); Aïcha bah Diallo (Chairman of the Forum for African Women Educationalists); and Gus O’Donnell (Chair of Frontier Economics).