The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2024

Conference in Other , in Sustainable Development , in Technology
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : March 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 9674
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Sustainable Technology
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration Three Days
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applications are open for the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2024, themed “Powering Progress: Youth Leading the Digital Transformation. It is the 11th edition of the largest annual gathering for youth aged 18-35, hosted by the World Bank Group.

The summit aims to empower youth with innovative ideas, tools, and impactful projects to address global development challenges through digital transformation. The hybrid event will occur on May 30-31, 2024, and will be conducted online and at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, DC.

Key Details and Dates

Application Deadline: March 1st 2024 (11:59 pm EST)

Result Announcement Dates: Early April 2024

Funding Type: Partially Funded

Organizer: The World Bank Group

Eligible Countries: Worldwide

Eligible Gender: Male/Female

Target Group: Youth aged 18-35

Focus Area: Digital Access and Inclusion, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Technology for a Livable Planet

Host Country: Hybrid event – Online and Washington DC

Benefits and Financial Aids

  • Travel expenses are covered for one representative per team, including lodging and a nominal stipend for up to three nights.
  • Opportunity to pitch innovative ideas on a global platform.
  • Engagement with experts, stakeholders, and young minds to shape the digital future.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Open to individuals aged 18-35 worldwide.
  • There is no specific study level requirement.
  • Submissions from diverse backgrounds and focus areas are encouraged.

Required Documents

The following are the main materials to submit for the World Bank Group Youth Summit.

  • Proposal submission by March 1st, 2024, in English, French, Spanish, or Arabic
  • An expert committee evaluates pitch decks.

Selection Process

Following is the selection process for this opportunity:

  • An expert committee evaluates applications.
  • Shortlisted individuals/teams announced in early April.
  • Feedback and refinement stage in April 2024.
  • Virtual interview with a panel of technical experts.
  • Finalists pitch their ideas at the Youth Summit on May 30-31, 2024.

How to Apply?

  • Registration opens on February 1st, 2024.
  • An information session will be held on February 14th, 2024, to learn more about the competition theme and participation details.
  • Submit proposals by the deadline of March 1st, 2024, through the provided application link.


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For further inquiries, visit the official World Bank website. Also, you can contact with the subject “PITCH COMPETITION.”

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