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World Bank Group Youth Summit 2021: Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 5, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 30, 2021
World Bank Group Youth Summit 2021
World Bank Group Youth Summit 2021

The World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking applications for its Youth Summit 2021 which is an affiliate of the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) network, the largest volunteer organization at the WBG, which aims to inspire and empower youth within and outside the institution.

The 2021 Word Bank Youth Summit Competition awards the most cutting-edge idea that supports either of the two youth summit themes listed below:
▪︎ A Resilient recovery for the People: Empowers people in fighting the consequences of the pandemic and addresses growing inequality in societies.
▪︎A Resilient recovery for the Planet: Provides sustainable solutions to support the halt of climate change.

World Bank Group Youth Summit 2021: Resilient Recovery for People and Planet
June 9-10, 2021 - Virtual

Utilize This Offer

What’s in it for you?
a) Be mentored by Youth Summit 2019 finalists and World Bank experts;
b) Network with leading professionals and young social entrepreneurs around the world;
c) Participate and learn in events and workshops;
d) Seed-funding.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. The competition is open to teams of 1 to 5 individuals aged 18 to 35.
2. Participants must be nationals from World Bank member countries.
3. Participants can be students, as well as people in the work force or any other occupation.
4. No prior experience in any particular field or topic is necessary.
5. You need to be committed to implement the solution after the competition.

Diverse team compositions are advised, but not required.

Stage 1 – Submit your Proposal by March 31, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.
Proposals will be evaluated by an expert committee. Shortlisted individuals/ teams will be announced by late April and will proceed to the next stage.
Stage 2 – Refine your Idea & Prepare your Pitch (May 2021).
Individuals/ teams shortlisted in Stage 1 will receive feedback on their proposals and may be asked to submit further information, interview with the team, refine their proposals and/ or submit short pitching videos.
Stage 3 – Pitch your idea at the virtual Youth Summit (June 2021).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 05
Mar 05

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and this website!

Jill Langhus
Mar 06
Mar 06

Thanks, Ana.