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Opportunity: Get a chance to attend The World Bank Youth Summit 2019 in Washington D.C.

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Event: World Bank Youth Summit 2019: Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future

Dates: December 2-3, 2019

Venue: 1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433

 

2019 Youth Summit

The 2019 Youth Summit will be a two-day interactive event, taking place at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC from December 2-3, 2019.

The theme for the 2019 Summit is Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future.

Cities are places of opportunity: 80% of global GDP is created in cities, helping hundreds of millions lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Cities are places of opportunity: 80% of global GDP is created in cities, helping hundreds of millions lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Over recent decades, cities have become a magnet for talent, investment, and for youth seeking a prosperous future.

The promise offered by cities is driving unprecedented population growth, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Globally, 4 billion people – more than half the global population – live in cities. By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, and a third of the world’s population will be housed in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants. By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, and a third of the world’s population will be housed in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants.

Rapid urbanization at this scale presents unparalleled challenges. The increasing population density, shocks from environmental pressures, growing infrastructure demands, and the increased expectations from residents and visitors to deliver services that improve their quality of life will all need to be met – at a sustainable cost.

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing, younger, digitally savvy population, we must push the frontier of our current thinking to create sustainable opportunities for our cities to function smarter than they do today.To meet the needs of a rapidly growing, younger, digitally savvy population, we must push the frontier of our current thinking to create sustainable opportunities for our cities to function smarter than they do today.

Smart technologies can be harnessed to create enabling environments for innovation, sustainable economic development, high standards of living, and the improvement of all aspects of community life.

This year’s World Bank Youth Summit will provide a platform for youth around the world to contribute to global discussion and to actively learn how to develop a concept into a smart city solution. This year’s World Bank Youth Summit will provide a platform for youth around the world to contribute to global discussion and to actively learn how to develop a concept into a smart city solution. These solutions will seek to address problems that lie at the intersection of technology, infrastructure, human development, and sustainable development for cities, which will impact the future of our youth and generations to come.

REGISTER NOW to attend the 2019 Summit. Registrations close on October 6, 2019 11:59pm ET

 

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Event: World Bank Youth Summit 2019: Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future Dates: December 2-3, 2019 Venue: 1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433   2019 Youth Summit The 2019 Youth Summit will be a two-day interactive event, taking place at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC from December 2-3,…
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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques and media. As such, he founded MathsGee. Through this organisation, he has helped create an ecosystem for disseminating information, training, and supporting STEM education to all African people. A maths evangelist who teaches mathematical thinking as a life skill, Edzai’s quest has seen him being named the SABC Ambassador for STEM; he has been invited to address Fortune 500 C-suite executives at the Mobile 360 North America; was nominated to represent Southern Africa at the inaugural United Nations Youth Skills Day in New York; was invited to be a contributor to the World Bank Group Youth Summit in 2016; has won the 2014 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development award for his contribution to women’s empowerment in education; and has partnered with local and global firms in STEM interventions.

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