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5th Annual World Bank Group Youth Summit “Technology and Innovation for Impact”

December 4, 2017 - December 5, 2017

Deadline for Youth Summit Competition: September 29 Apply here.


Deadline for WBG Youth Summit 2017 Registration: October 10 Register here.


The WBG Youth Summit is the largest annual gathering of global youth at the World Bank. The primary goal of the Summit is to empower youth to find their own innovative ideas for development and provide a platform for dialogue between youth, the WBG, and the international community. The event has been organized since 2013, each year having a different theme including governance, climate change and most recently, in 2016, education. The 2016 Summit, engaged over 400 participants, attracted over 12,500 viewers online and received 875 competition entries from more than 100 countries.

The two-day summit will contain plenary sessions to engage youth with thought-leaders in technology and innovation and workshops to provide youth attendees with the opportunity to share ideas and discuss. An important element of the Summit is the Competition which will invite young professionals to submit business or policy level proposals on the theme “Technology and Innovation for Impact.”

The event is open for youth ages 18-35 so is applicable for both undergraduate and graduate students and also attracts a lot of young professionals working in DC.


December 4, 2017
December 5, 2017