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The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2023 : Call for Delegate – Washington DC., USA

Application Deadline:  April 24, 2023 (11:59 PM EST)

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 Summit will take place on May 25-26, 2023, with activities and engagements in different regions and at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington DC.

The World Bank Group Youth Summit is the largest worldwide annual gathering of youth (18-35 years old) hosted by the WBG to engage participants from around the world on the most pressing topics facing their generation.

As the Summit celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, its theme From the Ground Up: Local Solutions to Drive Global Impact reflects the WBG’s commitment to supporting local ownership, knowledge, and solutions as a key part of addressing global development challenges in the areas of fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV); jobs and skills; and climate and energy.

Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event hosted by the World Bank Group to engage with youth globally on the most pressing issues facing their generation. As the largest youth worldwide annual gathering at the World Bank Group, the primary goals of the Youth Summit are to:

  • Empower youth to explore innovative ideas to tackle development challenges​
  • Provide youth with the tools to build and engage in impactful projects​
  • Promote dialogue between youth, the WBG, and other key stakeholders globally
YOUTH SUMMIT 2023: Six New Moments 
  1. 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations to commemorate 10 years of the World Bank Youth Summit through interspersed reflection moments with former YS managers, delegates, and pitch competition winners, as well as a closing anniversary celebration.
  2. Lightning Talks to spark new conversations among YS in-person and virtual delegates by elevating, sharing, and presenting innovative solutions through powerful, bite-sized presentations.
  3. Hybrid Regional Events to enhance localized engagements and ensure local voices are elevated throughout the YS.
  4. Networking speed dating and delegate buddy program to promote greater collaboration, professional development, and community amongst YS delegates.
  5. Case Challenge Winners present to WBG team to ensure that proposed case challenge solutions are shared with Task Team leaders and team members who could carry the work forward.
  6. Speaker/panelist diversity with targets of 50% women, 50% youth (35 or under), 25% from FCV countries, 20% indigenous community members, and all WBG regions represented.

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