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Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia Pacific.

Launched in 2011

to mark 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day & 25th anniversary of MasterCard Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

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Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired ideas, for the chance to win US$25,000 Grand Prize and/or US$10,000 Financial Inclusion Award grants.

We Turned 5 !

Last year, Project Inspire celebrated five years of supporting women and girls in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa!

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Project Inspire Judge, Shamina Singh sums up the spirit of the challenge

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Shamina is the Executive Director of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth and Financial Inclusion. In 2015, she was appointed by President Obama to a six-year term on the Board…

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Country Ambassador Manon talks about the challenges Cambodia faces for women empowerment

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With Project Inspire’s application deadline drawing close, we want to share with you our recent conversation with one of our country ambassadors, Manon Cress. Based in The Netherlands, Manon is…

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Country Ambassador Anggi feels that Indonesia needs to take a stronger stand against sexual-based violence

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Curious to know what the safety and security issues are for women and girls in communities outside your homes? We recently asked Anggi Nurqonita, our Country Ambassador for Indonesia on…

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