World Bank Group Summit is here and ideas wanted!

The World Bank Group is a partner of AIESEC and is comprised of young WBG employees and supported by WBG Senior Management. Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event held by the World Bank Group (WBG) to engage with youth globally on the most pressing topics facing their generation. 

About Youth Summit 2016:

Youth are the main consumers and participants in education. Despite intimate knowledge of the successes and failures of modern education, they rarely have the opportunity to shape a system that is built on their behalf. This year’s Youth Summit will seek to bridge that gap, giving youth an active voice in creating a vision for the future of education.

When? 

  • November 14 and 15, 2016: The dates of the 2016 Youth Summit which takes place in Washington, D.C and coincides with Education Week in the United States.
  • September 25, 2016: The closing date for entries to the Youth Summit Competition. In addition to plenary sessions, the Youth Summit will feature a competition for passionate youth to demonstrate their innovative ideas to transform education. The selected finalists will be invited to present their proposals to alive audience and jury of experts. The jury will select the winning proposal which will be announced at the closing ceremony. About the competition learn more here: http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/08/22/youth-summit-2016#2

How to participate? 

  • The WBG Youth Summit 2016 is open to youth leaders and other young people who are interested in/ working in the field of education. We encourage everyone to submit their information to register for the event. Interested individuals should submit a brief statement, introducing themselves and highlighting their passion for education.
  • Due to limited capacity and in the interest of hosting a high engagement event, a pool of candidates will be selected from all applicants to attend the event. To submit your application, please visit the link below: https://wbgyouthsummit2016.wufoo.com/forms/r14e1n060o6u8h1/