Following the resounding success of its 10th edition, the World Bank Group Youth Summit returns for its 11th installment, centered on the theme of Digital Transformation. Scheduled for May 30th – 31st, 2024, this global event will unite thousands of participants from across the globe, both in different regions and at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington DC.

The Summit’s Mission: The World Bank Group Youth Summit is the largest annual gathering of youth (aged 18-35), aiming to empower young minds to explore innovative ideas, provide tools for impactful projects, and foster dialogue between youth and key stakeholders worldwide.

Theme and Subthemes: Under the overarching theme of “Powering Progress: Youth Leading the Digital Transformation,” the Summit will spotlight youth leveraging technology to address development challenges. Aligned with the World Bank’s Digital Development Practice, the event will delve into three key subthemes:

  1. Digital Access and Inclusion
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Sustainable Technology for a Livable Planet

Why It Matters: In today’s rapidly evolving world, digital technologies offer unparalleled opportunities to address global challenges and drive progress. However, a significant digital divide persists, hindering inclusive development. With 2.6 billion people offline globally, bridging this gap is crucial.


Calendar of Events:

  • Registration opens: February 1st, 2024
  • Information Session: February 14th, 2024
  • Proposal submission deadline: March 1st, 2024
  • Refinement and preparation: April 2024
  • Pitch at the Youth Summit: May 30th – 31st, 2024

Ready to Shape the Future? If you’re aged 18-35 with a groundbreaking idea for digital inclusion, AI, or sustainability, don’t miss your chance to participate! Submit your application now for the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2024 Pitch Competition. Let’s work together to drive progress and create a more inclusive and sustainable world!


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Apply Now and Be the Change! Do you want to be the next winner of The World Bank Group Youth Summit Competition?