World Bank Group Youth Summit 2015 in Washington, DC

Deadline: 3 October 2015
Open to: the competition is open to individuals and teams of up to 5 people. Participants must be between the ages of 18 to 35
Prize: prizes for the winning teams will be announced closer to the competition date, accommodation and traveling all fully covered


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. The Youth Summit will be held on 16-17 November 2015 in IFC Auditorium, Washington, DC.

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.

The goal of this competition is to motivate youth to work and design the most promising and dynamic proposals to mainstream climate change while achieving development objectives.


The competition is open to nationals of all countries of the world. Participates must be between the ages of 18 to 35 at the time of submission. Entries are encouraged from eligible individuals with the drive to innovate regardless of their occupation (working professionals, students, NGO leaders, government officials, start-up creators, technical experts or any other). World Bank Group employees and their families are also allowed to participate.


Prizes for the winning teams will be announced closer to the competition date, accommodation and traveling all fully covered.


Completed proposals must be submitted through the Youth Summit email with the subject line “WBG Youth Summit 2015 Climate Chnage Solutions Competition entry”. All submissions must be received by 11:59PM EST on 3 October 2015. Each team or individual may only submit one proposal.

In order for your proposal to qualify it must:

  • Be between 2,000 – 3,000 words in length;
  • Submitted in English;
  • Submitted as one PDF, less than 10 MB;
  • Include a filled out Youth Summit Title Sheet.

Before submitting a proposal, please review the full details in the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2015 Competition Rules and Regulations.

For more information please visit the official website.


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