From the organizer:
2022 WORLD BANK GROUP YOUTH SUMMIT
The theme for the 2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit is "Unlocking the Power of Inclusion for Equitable Growth", with activities and engagements in different regions and at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington DC.
COVID-19 has reversed years of progess in global development and further eaxcerbated inequalities in education, health, income, and access to opportunities. The pandemic’s impact has been even more severe for the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities. About 97 million more people are living in poverty because of COVID-19, and the loss in human capital wealth globally due to gender inequality is estimated at $160.2 trillion. The idea of inclusive growth has emerged as a central theme animating discussions on recovery and growth in the post-COVID world. The outcome of COP26 has only highlighted the need for ambitious plan and action.
The 2022 Youth Summit will examine the multifold challenges faced by global community and the role of the youth in solving these problems. The Summit will engage young people globally on innovative ideas and solutions to ensure that recovery and growth in the post-COVID world is not only equitable and sustainable but also inclusive along social, environmental, and economic dimensions.
Discussions and activities during the Summit will focus on solutions that foster:
- Social Inclusion by increasing opportunities for people especially the marginalized to participate fully in markets, services, technologies, and society is critical for equitable growth.
- Environmental Inclusion by building green, resilient communities, fostering inclusive green growth, and ensuring no communities are left behind to tackle environmental degradation and climate change.
- Economic Inclusion by providing inclusive, equitable access to economic opportunity is imperative to sustainable global development.
What will it take to build an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 along social, environmental, and economic dimension? Come share your ideas at the 2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit holding online and in Washington DC.
The 2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit will hold online and in Washington DC on May 26 and 27. Register now to join young people from across the world to discuss how to unlock the power of inclusion for equitable growth.