2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit: Unlocking the Power of Inclusion for Equitable Growth

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2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit: Unlocking the Power of Inclusion for Equitable Growth

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The World Bank Group (WBG) Youth Summit is the largest youth worldwide annual gathering at the WBG to engage with each other globally on the most pressing issues facing our generation. Our mission is to empower youth to explore innovative ideas that tackle development challenges and promote dialogue between youth, the WBG and key stakeholders.

This year's theme “Unlocking the Power of Inclusion for Equitable Growth” was dedicated to exploring how a broader and more diverse set of solutions can foster Environmental, Social and Economic inclusion, to help people reach their productive potential and offer a compelling opportunity for growth and development. Watch the replay, including pitch competition, case challenges, keynotes and plenaries, music, art and more!

The 2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit was held both virtually and in person, in Washington DC, on May 26 and 27, 2022. 

Follow the event on Twitter #WBGYouthSummit

Event Program

Day 1 - Thursday, May 26

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SESSION

PLATFORM

7:00 am
7:45 am  

Networking: Check in and meet your fellow delegates

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7:45 am
7:50 am

Opening Ceremony


- Fernando Armendaris, Communications Co-Lead WBG Youth Summit, MC

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7:50 am
8:00 am

Introduction to the 2022 Youth Summit Theme by the WBG Youth Summit Manager


- O’Neall Massamba, Manager World Bank Group Youth Summit

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8:05 am
8:15 am

Opening remarks by the World Bank Group President 


- David Malpass, President World Bank Group

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8:15 am
8:45 am

Fireside Chat I - What does a Green, Resilient & Inclusive Equitable Growth mean?   


The World Bank Group’s crisis response has helped countries save lives and livelihoods threatened by COVID-19 while starting to build the foundation for a durable and robust recovery in a world transformed by the pandemic. To achieve this inclusive recovery, the WBG and the IMF agreed on a joint framework for all operations towards attaining a more Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development (GRID). This fireside chat will reveal what long-horizon GRID strategies are needed to repair the structural damage caused by COVID-19 and accelerate climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts while restoring momentum on poverty reduction and shared prosperity.


- Axel Van Trotsenburg, Manager Director of Operations, World Bank Group
- MODERATOR: O’Neall Massamba, Manager World Bank Group Youth Summit

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8:45 am
9:45 am

Plenary Session I - The Diversity and Inclusion Revolution


There is no Diversity without Inclusion, and the cost of Exclusion has impacts that cut across all sectors. Often, minorities and members of underserved communities, including women, Indigenous People, members of the LGBTQ+ community, the youth, and those living with disabilities, suffer the effects of Exclusion. This plenary session will discuss the challenges of achieving inclusive and diverse solutions in the social, economic, and environmental sectors and how these three components are intertwined to work together to achieve equitable growth. Most importantly, the session will focus on the youth's pivotal role as agents of change.


- Ms. Kavitha Prabhakar, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer, Deloitte
- Mr. Theodore A. Klouvas, Senior Policy Officer Education & Youth, Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands
- Dr. Nadir Mohammed, Regional Director for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, World Bank Group
- Lindi von Mutius, Director, Sustainability and Global Development Practice, Harvard University
- Bright Kaomoa, Global Director of United Nations Development Solutions Network
- MODERATOR: Abigail Yirrah, Content Co-Lead World Bank Youth Summit

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9:45 am
10:00am

Break 

 
10:00 am
11:00 am

Activity for Delegates not Participating in the Case Challenge: The importance of a social, economic, and environmental inclusion for equitable growth 


Have you ever thought of making an impactful change in your community? Join this activity and learn from young specialists at the WBG on how development projects impact inclusive development. During this activity, you will be able to interact with experts at the WBG and address real-life projects and solutions focusing on Environmental, Economic, and Social Inclusion aligned with the 2022 Youth Summit Inclusion for Equitable Growth Solutions Case Challenge. 


- Mr. Daryl Sng, Specialist Leader at Deloitte Consulting’s Government & Public Services (GPS) Practice
- Ms. Shrayana Bhattacharya, Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs for South Asia
- Mr. Qaiser Khan Lead Economist for the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice
- MODERATOR: Alona Kazantseva, Operations Officer WBG and Y2Y GYCN Co-Lead

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10:00 am
11:00 am

Breakout Session I for Case Challenge Delegates: Introduction to the Inclusion for Equitable Growth Solutions Case Challenge


The Case Challenge Delegates will be introduced to the Inclusion for Equitable Growth Solutions Case Challenge. Over the course of the Summit, participants will gain real time experience in a team-based, simulated scenario identifying key challenges and opportunities in tackling issues of inclusion for equitable growth. Through facilitated working sessions led by leading development practitioners, the participants will work with their peers to develop and present their solutions at the conclusion of the Summit. The Case Challenge will provide a unique opportunity to demonstrate delegates' knowledge, problem-solving skills, and creativity while co-creating and networking with their peers and experts in the field.

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11:00 am
11:30 am

Fireside Chat II - The role of social media in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  


The powerful role of social media in today's world cannot be understated. From business, entertainment, politics, education, sports, healthcare to medicine, social media has proven useful in several ways. Yet, issues around inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity remain controversial on social media. This discussion aims to understand reasons for this, and the critical role social media can play through long-term strategies for diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as representation, language sensitivity, cultural appreciation, etc.


- Ms. Aerica Shimizu Banks, Founder of Shiso, an Intersectional Equity Consulting Firm
- MODERATOR: Julie Anne Ryan, Secretariat World Bank Group Youth Summit

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12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Plenary Session II – Unleashing the Power of Social Inclusion


Social inclusion is the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society. The current COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on deep rooted systemic inequalities, especially for underserved groups such as persons with disabilities, women, unemployed youth, sexual and gender minorities, the elderly, indigenous peoples, and ethnic and racial minorities. In this Session, you will be able to listen to experts in the field on how to best address social exclusion, its costs, and the challenges of this in achieving equitable growth. 


- Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder/CEO of Malaika and Ambassador for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank Group
- Mr. Richard Akuson, lawyer, LGBT rights activist
- Ms. Sunita Caminha, Policy Specialist, UN women
- MODERATOR: Dominique Tchimbakala, TV Anchor at TV5 Monde, Award winning journalist

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1:10 pm
2:15 pm

Activity for Delegates not Participating in the Case Challenge: The Digital Development Agenda in Achieving Equitable Growth  


Technology offers great advantages, greater access to information, cost reduction in the labor sector, better connectivity between people, etc. However, digitalization is not happening equally worldwide and has caused an imbalance known as the digital gap. Over time, the gap keeps widening, leaving women, emerging nations, and many others economically disadvantaged. Digital illiteracy is a form of exclusion. During this activity, participants will be immersed in the role of the digital agenda towards closing social and economic gaps within society and engage in conversations with representatives from tech companies as they speak on their Social Inclusion Agendas towards advancing towards a more equitable society.  


- Ms. Kasia Jakimowicz, Global Lead - International Telecommunications Union
- Samia M. Melhem - Global Lead on Digital Capabilities, Digital Development Global Practice - The World Bank
- Ms. Shino Saruta, Operations Officer, Inclusive Business,IFC’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group
- Mr. Gordon Swaby CEO and Co-Founder of multi-award winning and publicly traded company, EduFocal Limited (TICKER: Learn)
- Mr. Fernando Lobato, Cryptography and Software Developer, Google
- MODERATOR: Faher Fawaz Faleh Elfayez, External Affairs Analyst Digital Development

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1:00 pm
2:15 pm

Breakout Session II for Case Challenge Delegates: Work in a team!


Hands-on! Think inclusively and with an open mind. What’s the main challenges of achieving social, economic, environmental inclusion in your region? What are the best ways to achieve an equitable and inclusive economy for all?

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2:15 pm
2:30 pm

Break

 

2:30 pm
3:30 pm

Career Development (World Bank Group / UN / IMF)

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3:30 pm
4:30 pm

Breakout Session III for Case Challenge Delegates: Work in a team!


Wrap it up! How did your team consolidate all ideas to leverage inclusive solutions to real-life projects? Have you considered the challenges/limitations facing in your chosen project? What’s your value-added and comparative advantage towards other existent solutions? Are you being inclusive enough? This is the final moment to put together your creative solution to present to the Jury panel within the regional group.

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3:30 pm
4:30 PM

Y20 Indonesia


For virtual and in person participants, a cohort of the Y20 Indonesia will lead a conversation and interactive activities around the topic of Diversity and Inclusion and the upcoming Y20 that will be held in Indonesia.


- O’Neall Massamba, Manager of World Bank Group Youth Summit
- Angelo Wijaya, Head of Project Management & Research, Y20 Indonesia 2022
- Daniel Alvaro Diez, Co-Chair of Y2Y of theWorld Bank Group & Observer at Y20 Indonesia
- Jose Alberto Aguilar Thomas , Co-Chair of Y2Y of the World Bank Group & Observer at Y20 Indonesia 2022
- Moderator: Tommy Aditya, Indonesian Delegate to Y20 Saudi Arabia 2020

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4:30 pm
5:30 pm

Networking/In person Marketplace


- Y2Y Community
- FLOC Y20
- Organization of American States
- IMF Youth Fellowship
- IFC Next Gen

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Day 2 - Friday, May 27

TIME (EDT)

SESSION

PLATFORM

7:00 am
7: 45 am  

Networking: Check in and exchange ideas with your fellow delegates

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7:45 am
8:00 am 

Opening of Day 2 – Welcome and rundown of the activities of Day 2 by the Master of Ceremony


- Fernando Armendaris, Communications Co-Lead WBG Youth Summit

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8:00 am
9:00 am 

Plenary Session III - Building an Equitable Economy for all 


Amid exceptional uncertainty, communities worldwide keep recovering from the economic impacts that the pandemic COVID-19 has left. The hit of this crisis has exacerbated inequalities mainly for the most vulnerable countries. Join this session and explore how equitable economic development unlocks the full potential of people, nations, and local economies through the dismantling of barriers and creating opportunities such as jobs, skill training, increase in entrepreneurship, and community-wealth generation, focusing on rebuilding human resources capital development skills amongst marginalized groups.


- Ms. Kelly Widelska, Economic Inclusion Advisor for the Gender and Economic Inclusion Group, IFC
- Secretary of state H.E Dr. Hem Vanndy, Cambodia
- Adil Mohommad, Economist, IMF
- Mr. Greg Spencer, CEO The Paradigm Project AND Common Good Market Place
- Christian Serricchio, Senior Manager, Financial Advisory and Impact Finance, Deloitte
- MODERATOR: Jescinta Isimeme Izevbigie Pitch Competition Co-Lead World Bank Group Youth Summit

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9: 00 am
9:30 am

Fireside Chat III- Youth Participation in the Creative Economy towards Achieving Equitable Growth


Digital platforms connect artists in all disciplines with global audiences, driving growth in emerging economies by bridging the gap between world markets and their local talent. During this fireside chat, you will take part in a conversation on how youth participation is crucial in the Creative Economy towards achieving a more inclusive equitable growth by supporting cultural wealth, mobilizing social change and providing jobs for young people. 


- Hamid Ibrahim, co-Founder and Creative Director at Kugali Media
- Kerry Steib, Head of Creative at Parade and Former Spotify Social Impact Director
- MODERATOR: Bukola Ogunemi, Communications Co -Lead World Bank Youth Summit

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9:30 am
09:40 am

Break

 

9:40 am
10:50 am  

Activity for Delegates not Participating in the Case Challenge: Youth Spotlight: A conversation with young changemakers


Dare to be inspired? A series of short, dynamic talks given by young changemakers and innovators focusing on their experience on inclusion and highlighting their efforts for green, inclusive, and resilient equitable growth.


- Mr. Mike Bellot, Entrepreneur, he is the inventor of the first solar-powered lighting backpack (Solo Bag)
- Mr. Ken Chua, Founder & Director of (these)abilities
- Ms. Hayat Aljowaily, Social Inclusion Filmmaker
- Rym Badran, GIRL UP MENA Youth Advisory Lead
- Mike Bellot, CEO - Cofounder of Solo Group ∣ Entrepreneur ∣ Forbes top 10 Haitian Entrepreneur
- MODERATOR: Timothy Dziedzom Amaglo-Mensah, World Bank Blog 4 Dev

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9:40 am
10:50 am 

Breakout Session IV for Case Challenge Delegates: First Round of Presentation


Time’s up! Now is the time for you to present your team’s innovative and inclusive solutions to the Regional Group’s Jury Panels! One winner within each Regional Group (7 in total) will be selected to proceed to the Final Round.

 

10:50 am
11: 50 am

Plenary Session IV - Addressing the Necessity & Urgency for Environmental Inclusion 


Although 15% of the world’s disadvantaged are indigenous people and ‘70% of the 1.3 billion people living in conditions of poverty are women’, their plight is usually ignored in tackling climate change. Women and indigenous people are more likely to bear the direct consequences of climate change, based on their reliance on the environment and its resources. Climate change aggravates the existing difficulties they are exposed to such as, political, and economic marginalization, loss of land and resources, human rights violations, discrimination, and unemployment. This panel discussion will focus on the importance of minorities inclusion in the environmental movement, discuss the unequal impacts of climate change and how to prioritize equity in climate action


- Dorothee Marie Lisenga, Coordinator of the Coalition of Women Leaders for the Environment and Sustainable Development
- Ms. Dominique Drakeford, Co-Founder: Sustainable Brooklyn
- Ezgi Canpolat, Social Development Specialist, World Bank Group
- Ms. Saiyuris Bonnet, CEO Una Vaina Verde
- MODERATOR: Yasmin Poole, Partnerships Lead World Bank Group Youth Summit

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TIME (EDT)

SESSION

PLATFORM

12:30 pm
2:00 pm

Live Presentation by Competition Finalists 


Listen to the inspiring five final teams of the 2022 WBG Youth Summit Competition live to pitch their innovative ideas. Beginning this summer with almost 1,000 proposals, five finalist teams have made it into the 2022 WBG Youth Summit Competition final round. No one is better placed than young people to innovate and overcome the obstacles faced in an era of fast-paced, technology-driven change. So, this year’s competition challenged young social entrepreneurs to submit innovative proposals for scalable enterprises that leverage social inclusion, environmental inclusion and/or economic inclusion as the driver for equitable growth.


- Fernando Armendaris, Communications Co-Lead WBG Youth Summit

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2:00 pm
2:15 pm

Break

 

2:15 pm
3:45 pm 

Final Round of Presentation of the Case Challenge


All seven winners from the First-Round presentation will present their solutions again. This time, you will present to all participants of the WBG Youth Summit. All voting powers will belong to the audience, and they will decide the final winner of the 2022 Youth Summit Case Challenge. For those not participating in case challenges, join to watch the creative solutions created by the challenge delegates and vote for the “best” solution toward inclusive growth.


- MODERATOR: Jing Xie, Case Challenge Lead World Bank Group Youth Summit

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3:45 pm
4:00 pm

Break

 

4:00 pm
4:15 pm

World Bank Group Pitch Competition Award Ceremony


- Fernando Armendaris, Communications Co-Lead WBG Youth Summit

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4:15 pm
4:30 pm

Closing Remarks


- Ms. Mamta Murthi, Vice President for Human Development, World Bank Group

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4:30 pm
5:00 pm  

Concert and Artistic Presentations


- Live Performance by Tolumide

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5:00 pm
6:30 pm 

Networking

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Read the Chat

Thank you to everyone who took part in the conversation!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit. We'll start the event in a few minutes. Please stay tuned and submit your comments and questions using the live chat.

You can join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #WBGYouthSummit.

Youth Summit moderator


We will start the event in 5 minutes. Apologies for the delay and thank you for your patience!

Youth Summit moderator


Welcome, everyone! I’m Qiyan He with IFC, World Bank Group, and I will be moderating today’s live chat.

Listed on this page you can see the speakers participating in today’s discussion. The event will begin with introductory remarks from O’Neall Massamba, Manager of the 2022 WBG Youth Summit.

Youth Summit moderator


Now speaking is David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group.

Youth Summit moderator


With the current food crisis especially in Africa as the UN said, what are the possible solutions the WBG has in planning to end this problem?

Tensi


@Tensi: You raised an excellent question! The food crisis is caused by multiple factors, from climate change to conflict-driven supply chain disruption. The World Bank Group has several ongoing projects that aim to help mitigate the food crisis in Africa. Check out these articles for more information:
blogs.worldbank.org/...
blogs.worldbank.org/...
blogs.worldbank.org/...

Youth Summit moderator


Remember you can send your questions through the live chat on this page. Your questions will enter a moderation queue and our livebloggers will be answering in this chat.

Youth Summit moderator


Glad to be here Zambia is tuned in.

stacy


Hello, I am Racheal from Nigeria.

Racheal Uju


Hello everyone

Michael Leo


Great presentations. Augusta joining from Abuja, Nigeria

Augusta27


This Fireside Chat is moderated by O’Neall Massamba, 2022 Youth Summit Manager.

World Bank Managing Director Axel Van Trotsenburg is sharing how the World Bank is focusing on an integrated approach that fosters green, inclusive, and resilient development to continue to lift people out of poverty and boost shared prosperity.

Youth Summit moderator


World Bank managing director Axel Van Trotsenburg thank you for sharing new, global and necessary information

sheraliyeva shoira


This session is moderated by Abigail Yirrah, Content Co-Lead World Bank Youth Summit. We are hearing from a group of experts on the topic of diversity and inclusion:

• Ms. Kavitha Prabhakar, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer, Deloitte

• Mr. Theodore A. Klouvas, Senior Policy Officer Education & Youth, Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands

• Dr. Nadir Mohammed, Regional Director for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, World Bank Group

• Lindi von Mutius, Director, Sustainability and Global Development Practice, Harvard University

• Bright Kaomoa, Global Director of United Nations Development Solutions Network

Youth Summit moderator


Hi, I am Madonna from Egypt! So glad to be here with such an insightful group of great calibers in the development field!

Madonna


Many of us used the link sent to us so we can connect but we couldn't see the live stream on the app and link they sent I'm suggesting a better and prior arrangements should be made to help people join the live stream Esther Onuora from Nigeria

Estheronuora


@Estheronuora: Hi Esther! You could watch the live event on WB Live and you're welcome to ask questions or share your ideas and comments using the chat box on this page.

Youth Summit moderator


How can youths be practically supported to overcome post-COVID economic challenges in developing countries

Mr Daileth


@Mr Daileth:
The World Bank Group has launched a fair number of projects to address education access, skills development and youth inclusion in developing countries in response to COVID-19. Visit here to see a full list of the COVID response projects of WBG. www.worldbank.org/...

Youth Summit moderator


What Theodore said about accountability and inclusivity is so true. We have to be where the conversations are happening. Augusta from Nigeria

Augusta27


@Theodore @ Lindi I agree with you all developments will not progress until we start to address climate change issues that are affecting us. As long as we are polluting there won’t be any sector to survive because economy will be crippled due to devastating impacts on climate change. We as youth need more platform like these to connect and communicate great ideas to change our future.

Rubykaz


I stand for change

KODI COMFORT


What a wonderful session that highlights the diverse challenges and solutions for achieving inclusion! Great thanks to all the panelists!

Youth Summit moderator


Hi everyone. We will be taking a break and resume the live event at 11:00 am EDT, but don’t forget to tune back in for Fireside Chat II, which will focus on the role of social media in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Youth Summit moderator


Let's use some of the brilliant ideas we have learnt here to write a proposal to government in our localities. Highlight the importance of allowing people in local areas have access to the internet. We should not just make this an academic exercise. Let's take some practical steps on this. Write to organizations or individuals that are interested in expanding internet access in those areas. We also need to keep the discussion going on our different social media platforms

Kan


Welcome back! This Fireside Chat is moderated by Julie Anne Ryan, Secretariat World Bank Group Youth Summit, joined by Ms. Aerica Shimizu Banks, Founder of Shiso, an Intersectional Equity Consulting Firm. The role of social media in promoting DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) will be discussed in this session.

Youth Summit moderator


After the lunch break, don’t forget to come back at 12:00 pm EDT for another exciting panel discussion on how to best address social exclusion, its costs, and the challenges in achieving equitable growth.

Youth Summit moderator


The upcoming session will be moderated by Dominique Tchimbakala, TV Anchor at TV5 Monde and an award-winning journalist, joined by

• Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder/CEO of Malaika and Ambassador for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

• Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank Group

• Mr. Richard Akuson, lawyer, LGBT rights activist

Youth Summit moderator


Absolutely agree with Charlotte on the fundamental importance of closing the data gap in order to understand and address exclusion. Here are some articles related to the topic:
blogs.worldbank.org/...
blogs.worldbank.org/...

Youth Summit moderator


Huge thanks to our panelists and moderators who generously shared their insights with us today, and thank you to everyone for joining us today.

We hope to see you on Day 2 of the summit, where exciting discussions on green, inclusive and resilient equitable growth will continue, and the inspiring six final teams of the 2022 WBG Youth Summit Competition will pitch their innovative ideas. So don’t forget to tune in at 7:45 am tomorrow!

Meanwhile, keep those comments and questions coming using the live chat or by using the hashtag #WBGYouthSummit on social media.

Youth Summit moderator


Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 2 of the 2022 World Bank Group Youth Summit! We'll start the event in a few minutes. Please stay tuned and submit your comments and questions using the live chat. You can join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #WBGYouthSummit.

Youth Summit moderator


Welcome everyone! I’m Qiyan He with IFC, World Bank Group, and I will be moderating today’s live chat.

Today’s event will be kicked off by a welcoming speech by Fernando Armendaris, Master of Ceremony and Communications Co-Lead WBG Youth Summit.

Youth Summit moderator


Looking forward to another exciting day with the number of great speakers that we will have today.

Rubykaz


Thank you. Looking forward to day 2

krismuhoza


Moderated by Jescinta Isimeme Izevbigie, this session focuses on how equitable economic development unlocks the full potential of people, nations, and local economies through the dismantling of barriers and creating opportunities such as jobs, skill training, increase in entrepreneurship, and community-wealth generation, focusing on rebuilding human resources capital development skills amongst marginalized groups.

We have a fantastic group of panelists:

• Ms. Kelly Widelska, Economic Inclusion Advisor for the Gender and Economic Inclusion Group, IFC

• Secretary of state H.E Dr. Hem Vanndy, Cambodia

• Adil Mohommad, Economist, IMF

• Mr. Greg Spencer, CEO of The Paradigm Project AND Common Good Market Place

• Christian Serricchio, Senior Manager, Financial Advisory and Impact Finance, Deloitte

Youth Summit moderator


Hello everyone! I’m Samahara Hernandez, #WBGYouthSummit Content Co-Lead at World Bank Group, and I will be joining Qiyan He during today’s live chat.

Youth Summit moderator


Please feel free to drop your thoughts, insights and questions on how we can be active actors in building a more equitable economy for all.

Youth Summit moderator


Interesting discussion 👍. Natasha from Zambia.

Natasha Chundu


In this Fireside Chat with Hamid Ibrahim, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Kugali Media, and Kerry Steib, Head of Creative at Parade and Former Spotify Social Impact Director, we would like to hear your view on how youth participation is crucial in the Creative Economy towards achieving a more inclusive equitable growth by supporting cultural wealth, mobilizing social change and providing jobs for young people.

Moderating this chat is Bukola Ogunemi, Communications Co -Lead World Bank Youth Summit.

Youth Summit moderator


How can we deal with patriarchy and social structures in order to achieve equality and equity?

Ernestina Mambono Nyaaba


@Emestina Mambono Nyaaba: Excellent question! Social norms, such as the patriarchal ones, can shift in response to market incentives, legal reforms, enhanced social support and services. In WBG’s report “Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity”, researchers introduced examples in Bangladesh, where “the increasing value placed on women as economic earners explains why parents now educate their daughters as well as their sons”, and in countries where legal reforms are changing norms about homosexuality. Check the report via the below link to see what more should be done to change gender inequality.
www.worldbank.org/...

Qiyan


These discussions are very vital in these times. Apart from its role in limiting equitable growth, we should emphasize the importance of all forms of inclusions in the society (particularly in SSA countries) in instigating conflicts. A case study indicates that there is an increasing feeling of marginalization and exclusion held by some regions in Nigeria. I think more is required in addressing these issues as they could potentially trigger ethno-motivated killings and even civil wars, which defeats the entire struggle of equitable growth in the global scale. Thank you. Ifeanyi from Hungary

mazi-ifeanyi1


Hi everyone!! Yvon François TSOLEFACK, SDG7 Youth Consituency Western&Central Africa Co Regional Focal Point and WBG Youth Delegate 2022. Always a pleasure to be here. My linkedIn account : www.linkedin.com

YvonFT


This is so true, if you do not have access to internet and digital platforms, you cannot be seen or even known.

Natasha Chundu


Hi Qiyan, thanks for the message. I am writing to ask there are participation rules and would delegates participating online receive a certificate at the end? Thank you!

Jiayi Zhang


@Jiayi Zhang: Hi and thank you for the question. I’m afraid that only official participants will get the certificate. To learn about how to become an official participant and more information about the event, please visit the World Bank Group Youth Summit website via the link below.
www.worldbank.org/...
Please note that this is an annual event, and we look forward to your participation next year!

Qiyan


Moderating this panel is Timothy Dziedzom Amaglo-Mensah. Young change-makers and innovators will share their experience on inclusion, highlighting their efforts for green, inclusive, and resilient equitable growth.

• Mr. Ken Chua, Founder & Director of (these)abilities

• Ms. Hayat Aljowaily, Social Inclusion Filmmaker

• Rym Badran, GIRL UP MENA Youth Advisory Lead

• Mike Bellot, CEO - Cofounder of Solo Group ∣ Entrepreneur ∣ Forbes top 10 Haitian Entrepreneur

Youth Summit moderator


The best decision I've made this week is tuning in on this summit. thank you for this amazing experience. so illuminating and inspiring.

Therese Jarju


Solution for some of the challenges: Financial institutions need to revisit their products for them to be more youth friendly.

WB Sierra Leone CO


Thank you for your timely intervention. on behalf of young people in sierra leone we are grateful.

baifaramaskanu


Hi am Lamzy Jarrett from Sierra Leone am super happy to be here

Lamzy Jarrett


happy to join today's conversation

Bicamumpaka joseph


I agree with O'Neall, inclusion is a great part of what needs to be addressed with the most urgency. Based on personal experience, I was accepted to a business school in the US last month but I haven't been able to pay the confirmation deposit. My plan was to export a certain agricultural commodity (purple garlic) that i had spent close to seven months actively working to produce; at the very last stage i failed to make the sale due to the lack of properly functioning systems to help youth in terms of financial inclusion in sectors such as agriculture and food production.

Ryan McEnery Timothy


i really feel inspired for this amazing summit that is teaching us to put our efforts into develomental projects as the youth

BICAMUMPAKA JOSEPH


I am Margaret Grant from Barbados. I am very pleased to see the energy and the innovative ideas emanating from the youth on the panel. the content really sheds some rays of hope about emerging careers in entrepreneurship.

MARGARET GRANT


Thank you Hayat. Truly inspired!!

Dzviriri


Awesome session.

Therese Jarju


How can we effectively deal with Gender Based Violence as the numbers are keeping on increasing and minority groups are the worst affected?

Chakanetsa Ruzvidzo


@Chakanetsa Ruzvidzo: A research by Abhilasha Sahay, an economist with the Africa Gender Innovation Lab at the WBG, suggests that “public activism and greater dialogue on Gender-based Violence (GBV) can increase reporting. It indicates that social movements could influence and potentially even overcome stigma associated with GBV via raising awareness alongside making the knowledge of sexual violence public”. Check out this blog to find out more about this research blogs.worldbank.org/...

Qiyan


In this session, panelists will focus on the importance of minorities inclusion in the environmental movement, discuss the unequal impacts of climate change and how to prioritize equity in climate action.

Moderating the panel is Yasmin Poole, Partnerships Lead World Bank Group Youth Summit, joined by a group of experienced development practitioners and leaders:

• Dorothee Marie Lisenga, Coordinator of the Coalition of Women Leaders for the Environment and Sustainable Development

• Ms. Dominique Drakeford, Co-Founder: Sustainable Brooklyn

• Ezgi Canpolat, Social Development Specialist, World Bank Group

• Ms. Saiyuris Bonnet, CEO Una Vaina Verde

Youth Summit moderator


Thank you very much for this opportunity. We follow you from Madagascar.

Faly Iharisoa


I am an agent of change

KODI COMFORT


Exactly, kindness to mother nature is the sweetest and simplest...it all stems from addressing the environmental concerns within the society. great session

brian


Hello, I am Diane Bahati from Rwanda

Diane Bahati


it was wonderful session even if my network was not friendly

muremyioscar


Very insightful session

TORDZROH

On the issue of Change, The youth lead groups should also be allowed to involve in the making of decisions. And i think that will be a major cause of change

Noble Young Gyimado


Inclusion is the answer to these challenges....James-Uganda

James Ssebuliba

Hello everyone, great being here

Kwa mendi


Hi everyone, I'm Veronica from Tanzania. So glad to be here. Such a great discussion so far

veronica


Hi, am joseph from Congo and am glad to be part of this amazing panel of discussion for change makers.

BICAMUMPAKA JOSEPH

i also strongly believe that we should stand our values to ptotect our climate

BICAMUMPAKA JOSEPH


so delighted to be a part of this exciting team of change makers,Esther Acom from uganda

Estherjoy


Youth inclusion must be taken very serious. Please WBG help fill in the gap as this is becoming an alarming issues

DORA OTCHERE


Glad to be tuned in, Uganda is well represented

Nelson Tuyambaze


Great Summit!

NIKKI


Really informative

Tuning in from Nepal.

Subin_Stha


i am Malamin Darboe from the Gambia

Malamin Darboe


Ezgi is right we should engage the vulnulable groups to make policies

BICAMUMPAKA JOSEPH


ANYU SINADEL following from CAMEROON

chairman


Great discussion, very informative.

I feel more empowered

Mr Agili


Shout out to all the panelists for an inspiring session!
After the lunch break, don’t forget to tune in for a series of innovative pitches at 12:30 pm. Pitch Competition Finalists will cover a wide range of social, environmental, and economic issues and present creative solutions to empower vulnerable minority groups.

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Welcome back! We are about to listen to the innovative pitches from the 6 final teams of the 2022 WBG Youth Summit Competition.

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You are now listening to KITIO TSAMO Arielle, a multi-award-winning social advocate and entrepreneur, Founder and Director of CAYSTI & Techwomen Factory. Techwomen Factory is a professional training program for women in key areas including data science, web, and mobile application development, digital art for financial education, entrepreneurship, and soft skills.

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I'm Chakanetsa Ruzvidzo. All the way from Zimbabwe. Thank you for the great presentations.

Chakanetsa Ruzvidzo


Yvon François TSOLEFACK from cameroonian nationality, joining the forum from Burkina Faso

YvonFT


Cannot wait to hear the 6 participants pitch today!!

Keshav Maheshwari


Pitching now is Zinan Yue, a senior student from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China, majoring in Information Management and Information Systems. Her passion for the empowerment of marginalized people originated from her experience as a sighted guide to help visually impaired people to run. She won the Grand Prize at the Education Forum for Asia Annual Conference in 2021 with her study on the analysis of the current situation of the accessibility system in China.

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am really so amazed by this amazing work being done by all these young people, especially like the LightEd in Nigeria

Bicamumpaka joseph


Dimitriaaaaaa

PROUND OF YOU

Tainara Damaceno Silva


You are now hearing from Dimitria Ferreira, the founder of SOROR, an NGO based on three pillars (technology, empowerment and assistance) to help women end gender-based violence in Brazil. Dimitria believes that women free from violence contribute to building more just and inclusive societies.

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Hi everyone, Julianne from Brazil. I think that is really important to address the challenges that we have with collecting personal data and about the discussion on data protection. Sometimes is difficult or not allowed to have that kind of data, what could affect the monitoring and evaluation of the projects that we have.

Julianne Nestlehner de Abreu Paiva


Pitch 1 - CAYSTI (Cameroon) LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com Facebook: web.facebook.com Instagram: @caysti237 Twitter: @caysti237

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Pitch 2 - Voibook's: The official website: voibook.com The WeChat Official Accounts of Voibook: yinshushequ
音书 - 更美好地联结听障人与健听人
音书是一家服务听障人士的人工智能企业,在“科技创造美好生活”的愿景下,音书正在推动人工智能技术在中国听障人士信息无障碍建设的落地,并通过打造一系列全场景的语音文字转化产品为听障人士构建更加美好的生活而奋斗

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Pitch 3 - Sororbrasil.org
Ig: soror_brasil

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Great Presentation, Zinan and Team VoiBook! Kudos to XJTLU, my alma mater as well, for supporting this inclusive and impactful initiative!

Guo Chen


Now speaking is Emmanuel Uwandu, founder of KiaKiaGas, a startup democratizing access to clean cooking Infrastructure, and the co-founder and CEO of GAS360, a B2B marketplace for clean cooking in Africa. In his time as CEO, KiaKiaGas built 59 LPG projects across Nigeria, and advised two states on LPG policy in Nigeria. He is the head of LPG at the Global Clean Cooking Alliance for Nigeria and part of the team drafting the first clean cooking policy in Nigeria.

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Very insightful sessions, I am so glad to be here. Veronica from Tanzania

veronica


On the screen now is Stanley Anigbogu, a creative technologist and storyteller who is also the cofounder of LightEd, a startup that recycles electrical waste to create energy solutions for rural families. Stanley is passionate about utilizing technology to help in the mitigation of climate change and the creation of a world where everyone has equal access to clean, affordable energy.

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Thanks for the countless support provided by these educative sessions of the summit. I wish and pray that next year we will be able to attend physically. I'm really moved by the various speakers.

baifaramaskanu


Now presenting is Priyal Agrawal. She is a 25-year-old social entrepreneur, young-queer activist, and a Certified Sexuality Educator who is passionate about ensuring that young people have access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, required to gain complete control over their bodies and lives. She founded and currently leads StandWeSpeak, a youth focused SexTech venture with a vision and aim to create a world where equality, agency, and bodily autonomy for everyone exists.

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They were all great. Nice presentations

mazi-ifeanyi1


I am Jean Claude BYIRINGIRO. Thank you for constructive presentations

Jean Claude BYIRINGIRO


Congratulations to the South Sub-Saharan Africa Group A & B and the East Asia & Pacific Group for winning the Case Challenge!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Emmanuel Uwandu and Project Gas360 for winning the Audience Pick in the Pitch Competition!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Priyal Agrawal and project StandweSpeak, Stanley Anigbogu and project LightED for winning the Jury’s Pick in the Pitch Competition!

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Heartiest Congratulations Priyal, Emmanuel and Stanley!!

Keshav Maheshwari


Thank you all for being a part of the 2022 World Bank Youth Summit. We hope you have been inspired. Check back soon for a recording of the event, which will be made available on this page.

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Poll Results

What should be addressed first to tackle developmental needs?

Environmental inclusion
 
9% (59 votes)
Social inclusion
 
14% (92 votes)
Economic inclusion
 
21% (135 votes)
All of the above
 
55% (348 votes)
Total votes: 634