World Bank Group Youth Summit 2015: Crowd-Sourcing Solutions for Climate Change
November 16-17, 2015IFC Auditorium, Washington, DC
The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2015 invites young people from around the world to use their knowledge and creativity to crowd-source solutions for climate change that contribute to growth and development in developing and emerging countries.
Under the motto If Not Us Then Who: Crowd-Sourcing Solutions for Climate Change, the event will gather exceptional future leaders in the field to gathers exceptional future leaders to share knowledge and provoke discussions on to inspire communities everywhere to take action.
We know motivated young professionals globally are already taking a stand against climate change and we want to give them an opportunity to present their creative solutions, and spark a global dialogue on innovative ways to address the reality of a warming planet.
Youth Summit 2015 will feature a live competition in which selected young professionals will present business or policy proposals on Innovative ideas on how to mainstream climate change and achieve development needs in a specific World Bank Group client country.
Participants must submit proposals that provide business or policy level ideas (or a combination of both) on how to tackle climate change impacts and achieve development needs in a specific country.
- Potential challenges for implementation/adoption
-Financial projections for the costs of the solution and tentative identification of funding to cover them (Financial projection tables will not count for the word count)
-Expected outcome in terms of societal, and/or environmental savings/gains
•Include a completed Youth Summit Proposal Cover Sheet. Template available here
Qualifying proposals will be submitted to an evaluation committee for further review and competition finalists will be notified mid-October via email. Further, the individual or the team captain will be invited to come to Washington DC and present his/her proposal to a live audience and a jury of field experts. Transportation costs and accommodation will be paid by the Youth Summit.
The jury will select the winning proposal which will be announced at the closing ceremony along with a People’s Choice Winner determined by the audience. Prizes for the winning teams will be announced closer to the competition date.
Before submitting a proposal, please review the full details in the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2015 Competition Rules and Regulations.