Deadline: 28 February 2017
Open to: students and young professionals between the ages of 14-18 years and 18-35 years from around the world
Prizes: invitation to IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings support from a dedicated startup accelerator at the Wharton School, and benefit from unique networking opportunities with other young leaders
Ideas for action are a platform connecting young leaders all around the world who have valuable thoughts and ideas about the 2030 Development Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, and any other topic related to the future development of our world. They hope to engage young people to contribute their own voice to the conversation.
Every year, students and young professionals from around the world participate to design ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Winners of the competition will present their ideas during the IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings, receive support from a dedicated startup accelerator at the Wharton School, and benefit from unique networking opportunities with other young leaders as well as some of the most senior decision-makers in international development, academia, and the private sector.
Winners of the ‘young adults’ category get the opportunity to:
It is highly recommended to submit an executive summary (1-2 pages). This way, we will be able to provide you with direct feedback that you can use to write your final proposal. Your executive summary should include the following:
Proposals should be submitted directly to the I4A email account ([email protected]) in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please name your file as follows: “2017_Country_TeamName”.
Participants are encouraged to submit an Executive Summary of your proposal by December 31, 2016. After a first round review process, you will receive feedback and an invitation to submit your full proposals by February 28. Alternatively, you can elect to skip the executive summary stage and submit a full proposal by February 28:
For more information and the competition guidlines please visit the official website.