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WBG Youth Summit 2024 Pitch Competition

February 4, 2024

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The World Bank Group (WBG) Youth Summit 2024 Pitch competition has officially launched they are now accepting submissions! Apply by 1 March 2024 (11:59 EST). 

The World Bank Group (WBG) Youth Summit 2024 aims to bridge the gap and elevate the discussion on the role of technology and digital transformation in creating holistic solutions to power global progress. The Summit will bring together young minds, experts, and stakeholders to shape the digital future and drive progress towards a more inclusive and sustainable world.

The Pitch Competition, a flagship component of the Youth Summit, is an event that aims to foster global impact by highlighting impact-driven technology that addresses challenges relating to youth in FCV-affected areas, the participation of women in the tech space and the digital inclusion of rural youth.


The WBG Youth Summit is pleased to announce the 2024 Pitch Competition. The pitch competition is an innovative and action-oriented way for youth aiming to address some of the world's most pressing challenges. The competition will provide a global platform for young problem-solvers around the world to display their unique, innovative solutions in the form of a pitch deck. We welcome submissions from all individuals aged 18-35, regardless of their background or focus area, who are particularly interested in ideas that address one or more of the following themes:

1. Bridging the digital divide: Solutions that foster digital inclusion and establish reliable connectivity, addressing a range of barriers to ensure widespread digital access.

2. Intelligence for good: Harnessing the capabilities of artificial intelligence to combat socioeconomic inequalities, drive meaningful change, and address issues related to equality and inclusion within this sphere.

3. Sustainable technology: Leveraging digital innovations to advance sustainable living and preserve resources, incorporating green technology to adopt eco-friendly practices and transition towards a low-carbon economy.

The competition will reward the most innovative ideas that can make a real difference in the world.

Submit your proposal here:

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