The World Bank Group (WBG) Pitch Competition for 2024 is now accepting applications. The WBG Youth Summit 2024 Pitch Competition invites young change-makers to demonstrate their innovative solutions to global concerns. This competition, open to anyone aged 18 to 35 from all around the world, offers a dynamic platform for presenting your ideas to an international audience via captivating pitch decks.

Empowering Youth through Digital Transformation: The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2024

The World Bank Group (WBG) Pitch Competition for 2024 is now accepting applications.

The WBG Youth Summit 2024 Pitch Competition invites young change-makers to demonstrate their innovative solutions to global concerns. This competition, open to anyone aged 18 to 35 from all around the world, offers a dynamic platform for presenting your ideas to an international audience via captivating pitch decks.

The Pitch Competition will focus on impactful technology addressing challenges relating to youth in FCV-affected areas, women in the tech space and the digital inclusion of rural youth. The transition to a technology-enabled world accentuates the need to reduce vulnerabilities and socio-economic disparities in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

We encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds and focus areas with a special interest in addressing the following themes:

  • Bridging the Digital Divide: Solutions that promote digital inclusion and establish reliable connectivity, overcoming barriers to ensure universal digital access.
  • Intelligence for Good: Explore the potential of artificial intelligence to combat socioeconomic inequalities, drive meaningful change, and address issues related to equality and inclusion.
  • Sustainable Technology: Showcase digital innovations that advance sustainable living and resource preservation. Incorporate green technology to promote eco-friendly practices and contribute to the transition towards a low-carbon economy.

Refine your idea and prepare your pitch (April 2024)

Individuals/teams shortlisted in Stage 2 will receive feedback on their pitch deck. They may be asked to submit further information or refine their pitch deck. Shortlisted candidates will also be invited for a virtual interview with a panel of technical experts from the World Bank.

Pitch your idea at the Youth Summit (May 30th – 31st, 2024)

Finalists will join the 2024 World Bank Youth Summit hosted at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Travel expenses, including lodging and a nominal stipend for up to three nights, will be covered for one representative per team. The representative is required to obtain a valid U.S. visa for their travel. Other team members can participate in the event through the virtual platform.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WBG Youth Summit 2024 Pitch Competition 

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