World Bank Group Youth Summit 2023 Pitch Contest – Call for Applications

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Applications to the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2023 Pitch Contest now open!

Application Deadline: 3rd March 2023 (11:59 pm EST)

About the Award: Returning for its 10th edition, the World Bank Group Youth Summit aims to engage youth on the most pressing topics facing their generation, bringing together thousands of participants from around the world. The theme of the 2023 Summit, From the Ground Up: Local Solutions to Drive Global Impact, highlights development solutions that are generated locally, scaled up regionally, and elevated globally. This theme also reflects the World Bank Group’s commitment to supporting local ownership, knowledge, and solutions as key to addressing global development challenges.

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As part of the launch of the 2023 Pitch Competition – a flagship component of the Youth Summit – this live event will showcase how young people can address some of the world’s most pressing challenges through local and grassroots solutions with the potential to make a global impact. Discussions will focus on three pillars of development around which the Pitch competition is organized:

  1. Fragility, conflict, and violence-affected locations.
  2. Climate change, including energy security and transition.
  3. Financial security through employment and skill development.

And will address how to leverage local knowledge and leadership among youth on these topics.

Type: Contest

Eligibility for World Bank Group Youth Summit Pitch Contest: The competition is open to teams of 1 to 5 individuals aged 18 to 35. Participants must be nationals from World Bank member countries.  Participants can be students, as well as people in the work force or any other occupation. No prior experience in any particular field or topic is necessary. You need to be committed to implement the solution after the competition. Diverse team compositions are advised, but not required.

Selection Criteria: Proposals will be judged based on the following judging criteria: (1) Clarity, scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed solution; (2) Innovation and originality; (3) Feasibility of implementation and sustainability; (4) Potential for impact.

Eligible Countries: World Bank member countries

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of World Bank Group Youth Summit 2023 Pitch Contest: What’s in it for you?

  • Be mentored by Youth Summit 2022 finalists and World Bank experts 
  • Network with leading professionals and young social entrepreneurs around the world 
  • Participate and learn in events and workshops 
  • Seed-funding

How to Apply for World Bank Group Youth Summit Pitch Contest: Proposals can be submitted in English, Arabic, French or Spanish. Submit your application for the pitch competition here.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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