Closing Date: 03 March 2023
ABOUT THE WORLD BANK GROUP (WBG) YOUTH SUMMIT
The World Bank Group Youth Summit (“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 10-year anniversary this year, its goal is to promote local solutions that have the potential to drive global impact.
The theme of the Summit, ‘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.
ABOUT THE WBG YOUTH SUMMIT PITCH COMPETITION
One of the flagship components of the Youth Summit, the Pitch Competition is a call for innovative and action-oriented solutions from young people to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges through grassroots local solutions with the potential to make a global impact.
In line with the 2023 Summit’s theme, we welcome submissions from all individuals and/or teams that address at least one of the three pillars of development goals:
(a) Fragility, conflict, and violence affected locations;
(b) Climate change, including energy security and transition;
(c) Financial security through employment and skill development