Open Call: Ideas for Action Competition

Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 16, 2014 – The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is seeking young leaders and professionals to take part in Ideas for Action Competition, a platform for knowledge exchange about financing the Post-2015 development agenda.

Ideas for Action is an essay competition organized by the World Bank Group and Wharton Business School in collaboration with the YABT to increase the voice of young people in the global development financing agenda. The idea is that small teams of young people will self-organize in teams between 3 and 5 members to develop a solution to issues that development financing institutions and private sector actors are struggling with. This also includes topics related to Business and Development Innovation. To learn more about the priority areas, click here.

To participate, you only need to be between 18 and 35 years old and make up teams between 3 and 5 members. The organizers will release the guidelines for the competition by the end of November. Prior to the deadline, the organizers will seek to engage both young professionals who intend to compete in December and those simply interested in global development through a wide range of online and onsite activities. We suggest you to join our mailing list for the latest updates.

Submissions are due December 22, 2014 and finalists will be announced on February 2, 2015. Finalists will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to present their project during the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Spring Meetings in April, 2015.

For more information about the Ideas for Action Competition, contact us via ideasforaction2015@gmail.com.