YABT and World Bank partner to support the Young Americas Forum

Washington, DC, – Young people in the Americas will have now further support in their participation process for the VII Summit of the Americas thanks to the partnership between the World Bank and the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT).

The partnership will strengthen youth-led actions towards the Summit and their participation  at the IV Young Americas Forum, to take place April 8-9, 2015 in Panama City, Panama

The Young Americas Forum is the space provided by the YABT where youth, as Social Actors, are actively involved in the process of the Summits of the Americas. The process to the IV Forum includes national on-site consultations, virtual dialogues and a virtual consultation. For more information visit www.yabt.net/foro/actividades

Additionally, the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas  (TIC Americas 2015) will identify the most innovative, youth-led projects and proposals to be taken to the Summit.  More than 2500 teams submitted proposals for this edition. Thirty-two teams were selected as finalists and were announced on March 6th, 2015.  

An International Expo will feature finalist team’s prototypes and business ideas live. Along with international organizations and youth-focused institutions. The Expo will remain open both days of the Forum

The World Bank support to the Forum is part of the initiative “Rumbo a Lima”, a series of events and activities prior to the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, to take place in October 2015 in the Peruvian Capital http://rumboalima.bancomundial.org/ #RumboaLima

To be part of the process, participate in the virtual consultation, available here

YABT is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1999, as a private sector initiative that promotes social and economic development among young people worldwide. YABT works in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) promoting and facilitating opportunities for youth spaces and tools for eradicating poverty and improving the living conditions of young people in the Americas.


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