World Bank Group Youth Summit 2013: Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship

July 21, 2014

The 2013 Youth Summit was an event championed by the Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Program in collaboration with other units at The World Bank Group (WBG), held on October 23, 2013. The theme for the event was “Youth Entrepreneurship: Cultivating an innovative spirit to alleviate global youth unemployment”. The summit featured notable panelists of the development community and provided a forum for young people from around the globe to share innovative ideas and solutions to current development challenges to create opportunities for youth employment and job creation. The summit addressed three areas: Youth Employment, Education, Millennial Communications – the use of social media and technology for development. Before the summit, a Development Case Study Competition aimed to provide youth with the opportunity to propose innovative solutions and business products for real development issues that the WBG and external partners were striving to solve.