The 2018 World Bank Group Youth Summit: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital is now accepting participant applications and competition submissions!

In today’s era of rapid technological change, human capital explains up to two-thirds of income differences across the world. Investments in human capital, specifically education, skills, health, and life-long learning are not only key drivers of productivity and economic growth, but also contribute to individuals’ self-empowerment.

Do you have an idea or an established venture that fosters education, skills-development, or better healthcare outcomes in developing countries across the globe?

This year’s Youth Summit will seek to provide youth with a forum to share their ideas and innovations with young professionals and World Bank Group representatives, encouraging the creation of initiatives required to advance human capital in our technology-driven future.

Apply today to attend the Summit, and/or submit an innovative idea that contributes to building human capital to participate in the Summit’s competition. The top 6 finalists will be invited to pitch their concepts/launched ventures in front of senior representatives from the WBG and venture philanthropists. The World Bank Group wants to hear from you; young change-makers from across the globe!

Visit the website for detailed information and submission forms:

And join the Youth Summit’s Facebook Group to stay updated and join our community:

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm EST, 5 October, 2018Please reach out to with any questions.


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