Deadline: February 29, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: Students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 years from around the world are invited to participate. Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities, etc.
Ideas for Action Competition 2020
Ideas for Action is a youth competition centred around financing sustainable development and sponsored by the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School.
The Sustainable Development Goals
On September 25, 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted a new set of global development goals. All member countries are now using these objectives to frame their development agendas and political policies over the next 15 years.
Youth engagement throughout the design and implementation of the SDGs is critical for their success. The innovative and fresh ideas it takes to tackle the new challenges the world faces will most likely come from the youth.
Giving young leaders a voice in the global development conversation
Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.
A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, Ideas for Action is a knowledge platform connecting young leaders all around the world who are passionate about the future development of our world.
During this annual competition the youth from around the world design ideas for financing the UN’s new development agenda. The competition acts as a catalyst to spark global conversation among millennials and seeks to encourage them to contribute their own voice to the development conversation.
Interested in applying for the Ideas for Action Competition 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.