Apply to Attend the World Bank Youth Summit 2018: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital December 3-4, 2018 – Washington, DC, USA.

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.


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.


  • The Summit invites youth who are passionate about maximizing their, and other individuals’ human capital. Attendance at the Summit is open to youth aged 18-35 from around the world.
  • There is no admission fee to attend the event, but all travel and lodging costs are at the sole expense of the attendee. Given the scale of the event, neither the WBG Youth Summit, the Committee, the World Bank Group or any of its affiliates can provide financial assistance to those attending
  • Interested youth are encouraged to find sponsors to pay for their transportation tickets and accommodation for the two days of the event.
  • If attendance to Washington DC is not possible, please send an email to [email protected] with “WBG Country Office” in the subject line and the Youth Summit Organizing Committee will make an effort to arrange a conference room in the WBG Country Office to watch the event live.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Bank Youth Summit 2018


4 responses to “Apply to Attend the World Bank Youth Summit 2018: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital December 3-4, 2018 – Washington, DC, USA.”

  1. Mohamed nor ibrahim Avatar

    I am very interest to participated this opportunities.i am somali man

  2. David Ross Avatar
    David Ross

    I am a Liberian an interesting applicant for said opportunity

  3. Kamohelo Avatar

    Good evening!

    I’m Kamohelo Silimfe second year student in Marketing Management. I am so pleased to know of a great opportunity like this, due to the fact that we do not have sumitts like these where the youth and majority around can voice out and interact with innovative leaders. I believe that after the summit itself I’ll be in a position to further inform my youth sisters and brother’s, also to encourage them to get connected with people and engage in empowering sumitts like these. I AM READY TO OWN MY FUTURE. Please allow me.

    Kind regards

  4. Naleba Ishaq Avatar
    Naleba Ishaq

    Are online attendance options available. Some times streaming in could save us the journey

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