Image Credit: World Bank
Image Credit: World Bank

The World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking applicants for its Youth Summit 2016 Competition with an aim to inspire, create a dialogue on innovative ways to address education problems, and encourage entrepreneurship.

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.

The two-day Summit will be held from 14th to 15th November 2016 in Washington DC and live streamed globally under the themes; Innovation and Technology in Education, Skills for the New Economy, Gender Equality in Education and Education in Crisis Zones

Eligibility Criteria
The competition is open to individuals or teams of 2 – 4 people aged 18 to 35, from all over the world. Prior entrepreneurial experience or business background is not required-all individuals with the drive to innovate are encouraged to participate, including professionals from business or policy, students and academics, NGO leaders, government officials and start-up founders.

How to Apply:
Attendance to the event is free of charge. Interested youth are encouraged to find sponsors to pay for their transportation tickets and accommodation for the two days of the event. Apply online via the Youth Summit 2016 Competition website.

Deadline to submit your application is 25th September, 2016