World Bank Youth Summit 2018

World Bank Youth Summit 2018: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital

December 3-4, 2018

1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433

Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event held by the World Bank Group (WBG) to engage with youth globally on the most pressing topics facing their generation. The primary goals of the Summit are to (1) empower youth to explore innovative ideas for tackling development challenges, (2) provide youth with the tools to build and engage in impactful projects, and (3) promote dialogue between youth, the WBG, and other key stakeholders globally.

This year’s theme

The theme for the 2018 Summit is Unleashing the Power of Human Capital. A key determinant of a country’s competitiveness is its human talent—the skills, knowledge, and experience of its population, better known as “human capital”. The agenda will be structured around two main subthemes, exploring how youth can maximize their, and other individuals’, human capital throughout their lifespan.

YouthLead at World Bank Youth Summit

USAID’s Senior Counselor, Chris Milligan, will announce the official launch of YouthLead in his keynote speech at the World Bank’s Youth Summit: Monday, December 3, 2018, 2.00-2.30 PM ET.

We will also have YouthLead booth at the summit (1pm to 2pm on Monday, Dec 3 and 12pm to 1 pm on Tuesday, Dec 4). If you are attending the summit in Washington DC, please feel free to visit our booth.

If you are not attending the summit in Washington DC, you can join the summit online via World Bank Livestream. Some World Bank Country Offices might host livestreaming events too.

You can watch the livestream here -> on December 3 – 4 from 9:00 ET (14:00 GMT) to 18:30 ET (23:30 GMT)

or you can host a watch party. Here are the instructions.

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