World Bank Youth Summit 2021 Application Form

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Youth Summit 2021 Application form  to the World Bank Pitch Competition is open for interested youth to apply. See eligibility and how to apply below.

World Bank Youth Summit 2021

The primary goals of the Summit are to:

  1. Empower youth to explore innovative ideas to tackle development challenges​
  2. Provide youth with the tools to build and engage in impactful projects​
  3. Promote dialogue between youth, the WBG, and other key stakeholders globally

World Bank Youth Summit 2021 Application

The global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a coordinated effort toward recovery. The pandemic has resulted in the creation of not only a health crisis but also an economic one of a scale unprecedented in the recent years.

How can we unleash the unique opportunities we have today to not only boost a sustainable economic recovery but also, ensure that this recovery is both sustainable and inclusive? Tell us about your ideas that aim at ‘building back better”!

The 2021 Word Bank Youth Summit Competition awards the most cutting-edge idea that supports either of the two youth summit themes listed below:

A Resilient recovery for the People: Empowers people in fighting the consequences of the pandemic and addresses growing inequality in societies.

– OR –

A Resilient recovery for the Planet: Provides sustainable solutions to support the halt of climate change.


To be eligible for this opportunity,
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years.
  • You must be a citizen of any of the World Bank member countries.
  • This opportunity is open to students, as well as working people or any other occupation.
  • To be part of this programme, you do not need to have prior experience in any particular field or topic.
  • If you are chosen, you must be ready to implement the solution after the competition.
  • Diverse team compositions are advised, but not required.

Selection Criteria:

Proposals will be judged based on the following judging criteria:

 (1) Clarity, scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed solution;

 (2) Innovation and originality;

(3) Feasibility of implementation and sustainability;

(4) Potential for impact.

Eligible Countries:

The programme is open to all member countries of the World Bank.

So if you country is part of the world bank member countries, you are eligible to apply.

You may also see Charles Darwin University International Student Scholarships here.

Benefits and Value of World Bank Youth Summit 2021:

If you emerge as one of the winners of this summit, you will receive the following:

  • Be mentored by Youth Summit 2019 finalists and World Bank experts.
  • You will join a network of leading professionals and young social entrepreneurs around the world.
  • Participate and learn in events and workshops.
  • You will receive Seed-funding.

Application Deadline:

Application deadline for submission of your application form is March 31, 2021 (11:59 pm EST).

How to Apply for the World Bank Youth Summit 2021 Application Form:

Submit your proposal here. (Apply Here Now)

Official World Bank Youth Summit Webpage:

For More Information on the World Bank Youth Summit 2021, Visit the Official Award Webpage Here.


By David O Obire

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