World Bank Group Youth Summit

World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016:
Rethinking Education for the New Millennium
November 14-15, 2016Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC

Youth are the main consumers and participants in education. Despite intimate knowledge of the successes and failures of modern education, youth rarely become architects, shapers, or producers of a system that is built on their behalf. The World Bank Group (WBG) Youth Summit 2016 will seek to bridge that gap, giving youth an active voice in creating the vision for the future of education.

Structure of the Youth Summit
The two-day Summit will be held on the 14-15 November 2016 in Washington DC and livestreamed globally. The 2016 Youth Summit will have three components:

Plenary: The Summit will open with a plenary session to connect youth representatives and speakers from the World Bank Group, the private sector, government and academia with the objective of engaging views, ideas and debate to rethink the future of education.

Workshops: Attendees will participate in workshops that delve into the Summit’s four subthemes, giving participants an opportunity to share ideas and experience and debate the future of education.
The subthemes are:
  • Innovation and Technology in Education;
  • Skills for the New Economy;
  • Gender Equality in Education;
  • Education in Crisis Zones.
Competition: On the second day of the Summit, the live final of the Youth Summit Competition ‘Rethinking Education: Innovative Ideas to Transform Education’ will take place. The competition finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the audience of attendees and an expert jury. To find out more about how to participate in the competition

The Summit invites youth who are passionate about utilizing their own experiences inside and outside the classroom to reimagine the future of education. Attendance at the Summit is open to youth aged 18-35 from around the world.

Attendance to the event is free of charge. Interested youth are encouraged to find sponsors to pay for their transportation tickets and accommodation for the two days of the event. 

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