The 2013 Youth Summit is an event championed by the Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Program in collaboration with other units at The World Bank Group (WBG), held on October 3, 2013. The theme for the event is “Youth Entrepreneurship: Cultivating an innovative spirit to alleviate global youth unemployment”. The summit will feature notable panelists of the development community, and will provide a forum for young people from around the globe to share innovative ideas and solutions to current development challenges to create opportunities for youth employment and job creation.
The summit will address three areas: Youth Employment, Education, Millennial Communications – the use of social media and technology for development. Before the summit, a Development Case Study Competition aims to provide youth with the opportunity to propose innovative solutions and business products for real development issues that the WBG and external partners are striving to solve.
Development Case Competition
|The Development Case competition model is a platform for discussion and results. This year’s theme, Cultivating an innovative spirit to alleviate global youth unemployment, focuses on the topics of education, entrepreneurialism, youth employment, and millennial communication. The World Bank invites individuals and teams of up to five creative thinkers (who are 18-35 years old) to submit a proposal for one of the four development cases that highlight real life challenges facing development organizations.
PROCESS AND TIMELINE
In addition to the proposal, participants must submit an executive summary of 400 words or fewer that includes the following information:
The applications will be reviewed by a panel of internal and external judges. Winners and runners up will be contacted via email mid-September.Presentation — October 3
The following cases are this year’s Youth Summit Development Cases:
SUBMISSIONS AND GUIDELINES
Send your final submissions (in one PDF document, less than 10 MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a duly filled out cover sheet.Each proposal will be submitted to an evaluation committee made up of representatives from the World Bank and our case sponsors. The evaluation committee will select one winner and one runner-up for each of the four development cases. The winners will be notified by September 10th. Prizes will vary by case, but may include a trip to Washington, D.C. for the World Bank’s first Youth Summit and the chance to participate in project implementation.For more information, you can download the full competition guidelines.
For more information, see World Bank Youth Summit Page.