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World Bank Group Youth Summit 2021 Contest – Call for Applications

Applications to the Pitch Competition now open!

Application Deadline: 31st March 2021 (11:59 pm EST)

About the Award: The global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a coordinated effort toward recovery. The pandemic has resulted in the creation of not only a health crisis but also an economic one of a scale unprecedented in the recent years. How can we unleash the unique opportunities we have today to not only boost a sustainable economic recovery but also, ensure that this recovery is both sustainable and inclusive? Tell us about your ideas that aim at ‘building back better”!

The 2021 Word Bank Youth Summit Competition awards the most cutting-edge idea that supports either of the two youth summit themes listed below:

A Resilient recovery for the People: Empowers people in fighting the consequences of the pandemic and addresses growing inequality in societies

 OR –

A Resilient recovery for the Planet: Provides sustainable solutions to support the halt of climate change. 

Type: Contest

Eligibility: 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 Award: What’s in it for you?

  • Be mentored by Youth Summit 2019 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: Submit your proposal here

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

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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