The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2019

The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2019

About the World
Bank Youth Summit

Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event
hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG) to engage with youth globally on the most
pressing topics facing our generation.

The primary goals of the Summit are to

(1) Empower youth to explore innovative ideas to tackle
emerging development challenges,

(2) Provide youth with the tools to build and engage in
impactful projects, and

(3) Promote dialogue between youth, the WBG, and other key
stakeholders globally.

The 2019 Youth Summit Competition challenges young people to
harness smart technology to:

Address the rising impacts of climate change and pollution
in urban cities; and/or

Promote inclusive economic growth.


The competition is open to individuals or teams of up to 4
people aged 18 to 35, from all over the world. Prior entrepreneurial experience
or business background is not required – all youth with the drive to innovate
are encouraged to participate, including professionals, students and academics,
NGO leaders, government officials and start-up founders.


Finalists will join the 2019 Youth Summit at the World Bank headquarters
in Washington, DC. Travel expenses will be covered including lodging for up to
three nights for one representative from each finalist team.

Method of Application

Click here apply

Application Closing Date: October  1, 2019

Read about past
winners in the media:

immunization “app” makes a global impact
 – Tochukwu
, 2018 finalist

Meet Makkiya
Javed: The Winner With A Cause
 (Ary News) – Sehat
, 2017 winner

VIT student’s renewable energy plan picked for World Bank Youth Summit
Times) – Infinite Light, 2017 finalist

Youth Day: How a World Bank Youth Summit Winner is Helping Domestic Workers in
 (World Bank) – Pinkcollar, 2017
audience award winner

Youth Summit
Brings New Ideas to Digital Development
Bank) – 2017 competition summary

A Competition To
 (Intel) – 2017 competition summary

How language,
tech open opportunities for refugees 
(Reuters) – Team NaTakallam,
2016 winner

Scholarships & Grants

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