World Bank/Wharton School Ideas for Action Competition 2017 For young professionals

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World Bank/Wharton School Ideas for Action Competition 2017 For young professionals

The World Bank and the Wharton School invite students and young professionals from around the world to develop innovative ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Ideas for Action, now hosting its third global competition, aims to provide young leaders with a unique opportunity to help shape the global development agenda.

Past winning proposals include a peer-to-peer hyper local approach to last-mile delivery in Nigeria, a mobile platform that allows users to inform themselves and alert others of traffic and security problems in real time, and a novel microinsurance product for remittance payments in India.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
 

Eligibility: 

  • Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities etc.
  • Students and young professionals between the ages 18 and 35 from around the world are invited participate. Youths between the ages of 14 to18 may participate in the high school initiative, Ideas for Action 14-18.
  • Teams must register at www.ideas4action.org prior to submitting their proposal. Once registered, teams will receive additional materials to help them prepare their proposals.
  • Submission requirements can be found on the website.

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