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2020 Ideas for Action (I4A) Competition - inviting Students and Young Professionals from around the World

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 22, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on February 28, 2020
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A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, Ideas for Action (I4A) is a knowledge platform connecting young leaders all around the world who are passionate about the future development of our world.

Ideas for Action (I4A)
a) provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world
b) hosts an annual competition during which youths from around the world design ideas for financing the UN’s new development agenda. The competition acts as a catalyst to spark global conversation among millenials and seeks to encourage them to contribute their own voice to the development conversation.

Eligibility Criteria
1) Students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 years from around the world;
2) Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools.

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The World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center at Wharton have announced the 2020 Ideas for Action (I4A) competition, which engages young people (18-35 years old) to develop innovative solutions in support of the implementation of the SDGs

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 22
Jan 22

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

Thanks, Ana.