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What's Your Idea?

The World Bank is asking undergraduate and graduate students from around Bangladesh to provide innovative solutions for a climate-smart development benefitting all.

The Global Climate Risk Index ranks Bangladesh as the world’s seventh most-affected country over 2000-2019. The people—whether they live in the coastal area in the south, in the north, or even in the capital Dhaka—are subject to the significant risk posed by climate change.  

Despite its vulnerability to climate change, Bangladesh has  emerged as a leader in climate adaptation and disaster preparedness. But, natural disasters, such as floods, coastal and riverine erosion, and cyclones have become more frequent, more intense, and unpredictable. We must take urgent actions now to ensure that the country can continue green and inclusive development.  

The time to act is now – climate actions cannot be delayed.

Be the next Climate Change Champions! Win exciting prizes and the team with the most innovative solution will also get an opportunity to present their ideas at the World Bank Headquarter in Washington, DC. 


The IdeaBuzz Championship came to a close on Oct. 31, 2022 with the award-giving ceremony! The Honorable Planning Minister and Member of the Parliament Mr. M. A. Mannan, along with Dandan Chen, the World Bank Country Acting Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, and John Roome, the Regional Director, South Asia, for Sustainable Development at the World Bank handed over the awards to the Winners.

Team CO2 Killers from the Islamic University of Technology became the Champions. The 1st and 2nd runner ups were The Samaritans from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Team Go Grey from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka respectively. All three teams had their own unique solution on how Bangladesh can achieve climate smart growth benefiting all.

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Before you submit, please read the terms and conditions on this page.

  • Form a team with 3 members from the same university 
  • Create a PowerPoint presentation with your idea, and a 3 minute video summarizing the presentation. All team members are encouraged to participate in the video but on-camera presence is not mandatory.
  • Submissions must be in the format PPT, PPTX or PDF (for presentation) and .MP4 (for video).
  • Submissions can be in English or Bangla
  • Upload submission to Google Drive and email to 
  • All participants name, age, email address, mobile number, department name and university name should be clearly mentioned in the email. The PPT and Video should only contain the Team’s name.
  • There is no fee payabale for submission. 
  • Last date of submission: 11:59 pm, September 7, 2022
  • To participate, the World Bank will collect your personal data, including your name, age, email, Facebook and/or Twitter handle, and university name to administer the social media campaign. This data will be deleted after two (2) years from the end of this competition. The World Bank will process your personal data in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and with our Privacy Notice. By entering this competition, you agree to World Bank’s use of your entry and processing of your personal data. The World Bank may also publish the winning teams' name, Facebook and/or Twitter handle and university with the selected entry in the competition website.
  • Except where prohibited, participation in the Challenge constitutes winners’ consent to the World Bank’s use of winner’s name, photograph, voice, opinions for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without payment or consideration.
  • Submissions must a) be original; b) be solely owned by Contestant/s, who represent that no other party has any rights or interest, whether known or unknown; and 3) Contestant represents that it has obtained the license or permission to use materials owned by third parties granting Contestants the right to use such third party or proprietary materials for the Submission; and 4) does not violate the privacy rights of other parties. The World Bank disclaims any liability for violations of privacy, or infringements or other violations of intellectual property rights based on claims of ownership by Contestant; Contestant, by entering the Challenge, agrees to hold harmless the Bank against any third-party claims.
  • Failure to comply with these rules will result in disqualification from the Contest, and the decision shall be final.
  • Each Contestant will be required to provide acknowledgement that the Contestant(s) have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. If you do not agree with these Official Rules, please do not submit an entry.
  • Direct family (child, spouse, siblings) of World Bank staff and consultants will not be eligible to participate.