World Bank’s Young Professionals Program 2016

World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016 Business Competition

Last date to apply

October 1, 2016

About World Bank Group Youth Summit Business Competition

  • World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016 competition invites the young minds from across the world to use their knowledge and creativity to crowd source solutions for climate change that contribute to growth and development in developing and emerging countries.
  • Youth Summit 2016 will feature a live competition in which selected young professionals will present business or policy proposals on Innovative ideas on how to mainstream climate change and achieve development needs in a specific World Bank Group client country.
  • Interested candidates have to submit proposals that provide business or policy level ideas on how to tackle climate change impacts and achieve development needs in a specific country.
  • Deadline: October 1, 2016.
  • Theme: "Rethinking Education: Innovative ideas to transform education"
  • Youth Summit 2016 will be conducted at Preset Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Wahington, DC.

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World Bank Group Youth Summit Business Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age Aged between 18 and 35 years
Details
  • Nationality: People of all Nationalities are eligible to participate
  • Age: Aged between 18 and 35 years
  • World Bank Group employees and their families are also allowed to participate.
  • Entries are encouraged from eligible individuals with the drive to innovate regardless of their occupation

World Bank Group Youth Summit Business Competition Reward

Prizes will be given to a two winners: a winner selected by a Judging Panel as well as a winner selected by the attendees of the Summit

  • Prizes may include cash and/or in kind services. 
  • As Youth Summit 2016 winners, the winning teams will receive special recognition at all relevant Youth Summit events.

World Bank Group Youth Summit Business Competition Application form and Process

The competition is open to individuals and teams of up to 5 people. There is a maximum limit of five members for any team

  • Teams and individuals are limited to one entry each.
  • Youth Summit 2016 competition proposals must be created by and owned by the participants.

Specifications of the proposal

  • Word length: 2,000-3,000 words in length
  • Language: The proposals must be submitted in English
  • Financial plans or implementation costs detailed in tables can be submitted as images
  • Format: PDF
  • Size: Less than 10 MB
  • Sub-Theme: The participants must choose any one of the four sub-theme:
    • Innovation and Technology in Education
    • Skills for the New Economy
    • Gender Equality in Education
    • Education in crisis zones

Other Things Required

  • A 200-word introduction of each of the members of the team.

Submission of the Proposals

  • Completed proposals must be submitted through the Youth Summit email account youthsummit@worldbank.org by 11:59 PM EST on October 1, 2016
  • The subject line should be "WBG Youth Summit 2016 Climate Change Competition.”

World Bank Group Youth Summit Business Competition Selection Process

WBG Summit 2016 Judging Criteria


The judging of the documentary entries will be based on the following equally weighted criteria:

  • Content
  • Formatting
  • Innovation, originality, and impact

Screening and Judging Process

  • All the submissions received will be initially screened by the Youth Summit Organizing Committee (“YSOC”).
  • YSOC will verify that the Contestant and the Entry meets the Eligibility criteria and "Competition Rules and Regulations."
  • All Submissions which pass the YSOC screening will be shortlisted by an Expert Committee
  • Shortlisted proposals will pass to the Judging Panel, who will judge based on the criteria plus the presentation of each team live during the Youth Summit

The Judging Panel

The Judging Panel will be composed of World Bank Group, public sector, private sector, and/or NGO sector professionals working in the field of business, development, climate change and/or the environment.

Youth Summit 2016 will be conducted at Preset Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Wahington, DC.

World Bank Group Youth Summit Business Competition Address

The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433

World Bank Group Youth Summit Business Competition Contact Details

Phone: (202) 473-1000
Fax: (202) 477-6391

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