ICSB is pleased to become the official partner of the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2015.
What is the World Bank Group Youth Summit?
The Youth Summit was established in 2013 to enhance the World Bank Group’s commitment to the concerns of global youth and to empower youth to find their own innovative ideas for development. Given its success in 2013 and 2014, the Youth Summit is now an annual event that serves as a platform for conversation and action between youth, the World Bank Group, and the international community.
What is happening this year?
On November 16 + 17, the WBG Youth Summit 2015 will convene youth leaders, climate change experts, development and private sector professionals, government officials and students to discuss young peoples role in the fight against climate change.
A major component of the event is the case competition which was launched on September 3rd, 2015 and which ran through October 3rd, 2015.
The selected finalist will be invited to present their proposals to a live audience and a jury of experts. The jury will select the winning proposal which will be announced at he closing ceremony along with a People’s Choice Winner determined by the audience.
Additionally, the Youth Summit will provide training on climate change related topics for all attendees. Topics include: Sustainable Cities, Energy Efficiency, Climate Smart Agriculture, Climate Resilience, Climate Finance, Landscapes, Water Scarcity and Green Transport and ICT
What role does ICSB play?
ICSB has partnered with the World Bank Group Youth Summit to give the two winning team captains the opportunity to attend the 2016 ICSB Academy in New Jersey/New York City between June 14-18, 2016.
The ICSB Academy provides students with a full immersion experience in the making of a new entrepreneurial venture. Successful entrepreneurial experts (including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, ICSB Academy Bannerbusiness experts, and faculty) designed a dynamic training program that includes learning modules that will help participants to identify business opportunities and create their own venture. Participants in each cohort are paired with mentors and are given time throughout the program to gain insights and advice on their ideas, learn from their mentor’s experiences, and network to expand their professional networks with another 200 entrepreneurs around the world.
The attendance to the Academy includes registration fees, flight, accommodation in the Stevens Institute of Technology’s dormitories, and meals.
In addition, the two winning team captains will have the opportunity to attend the ICSB 2016 World Conference and visit the United Nations in New York (to be confirmed).