World Bank Youth Summit 2016 | Diplomacy Opportunities

Rethinking education to ensure that young people – today and in the future – are well equipped to fully realize their potential and shape their own paths is one the most complex, pressing challenges of our time. Everybody has a role to play – but no one is better placed than young people themselves to identify the obstacles faced in education and find ways to overcome them.

The purpose of this competition is to challenge young people to solve the problems that matter to them most by crafting their own solutions, so that they can build the future they want. In doing so, the competition also aims to inspire, create a dialogue on innovative ways to address education problems, and encourage entrepreneurship.


Do you have an idea that has the potential to improve how education is designed and/or delivered – and thereby positively impact your community, your country, and/or society at large? If the answer is yes, then the Youth Summit 2016 Competition gives you the opportunity to share your idea, connect with peers and high-level experts, and explore how to bring your idea to the next level.

Participants should propose an innovative and action-oriented idea on how to provide young people with a quality, inclusive and relevant education, adapted to the realities of the 21st century. The proposed solution can be aimed at business or policy (e.g. product, service, program, policy, course, initiative etc.) and should relate to at least one of the subthemes of the Youth Summit 2016:

  • Innovation and Technology in Education
  • Skills for the New Economy
  • Gender Equality in Education
  • Education in Crisis Zones


Deadline: 1 October 2016

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