Without investing in their people, countries cannot sustain economic growth, they will not have a skilled workforce ready for the jobs of tomorrow and they will not be able to participate effectively in the global economy.
That is why the World Bank Group is joining forces to increase investments in human capital - in the knowledge, skills and health that people accumulate throughout their lives.
During the two-day event, 400 students and young professionals from 117 countries will present innovative ideas to contribute to shrinking the human capital gap and foster the skills and well-being of individuals and will participate in sessions and workshops with experts from the World Bank Group, IBM, Intel, the United Nations and Stanford, among many others.
This year’s Summit will seek to provide youth with a forum to share their ideas and learn from one another, encouraging the creation of innovative and equitable initiatives and the development of capabilities required in our ever-evolving future.
So far, the conversation has been held at government/policy makers level, but the future generation is very interested in participating in the conversation as we have seen receiving more thousands of applications to participate in our event.
Even though our registration to attend in person is closed, you can still follow the event!
We will be streaming on World Bank Live and tweeting live from @WorldBankLive using the hashtag #WBGyouthsummit! Don’t miss the conversation and join our Facebook group.
The focus themes for the 2018 Summit, Unleashing the Power of Human Capital, include:
RT to agree: A key determinant of a country’s competitiveness is its human talent.— World Bank (@WorldBank) November 26, 2018
Our 2018 #WBGyouthsummit is on Dec 3-4. Be a part of it and share how we can invest in youth: https://t.co/nSk5N8dygv pic.twitter.com/UyUBknl6yv
December 3, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30 ET | The Future of Investing in the Early Years
World Bank’s Human Capital Project
December 3, 2018 | 14:00 – 14:30 ET | Investing in People and Human Capital Development
December 3, 2018 | 14:30 – 15:00 ET | The Human Capital Project and the Human Capital Index
December 3, 2018 | 15:00 – 16:45 ET |Leveraging Technology to Ramp Up Human Potential
December 4, 2018 | 15:30 – 16:00 ET | Innovative Technology in Education and How Youth Can Use It
December 4, 2018 | 11:45 – 12:15 ET | Disruption in Work - the Future of Jobs
December 4, 2018 | 13:40 – 15:15 ET | Maximizing Contributions in the Jobs of Tomorrow
For more information on the Summit, click here.