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President Kim Discusses Role of Youth in India’s Bold Future

Ravi Kumar's picture

Local boys look on during the visit of World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to the low income suburb of Gwaltoli on his tour of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh state, India. 

"India must take advantage of having a young population. Never doubt the possibilities for this country,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to youth in India. During an hour-long NDTV program, President Kim answered questions that ranged from reducing poverty to tackling water crises in the country.

Who should we listen to? Each other, that's who.

Mamata Pokharel's picture

Last week was an exciting week. I was running around from youth conference to youth conference, inundated with ideas, and thoroughly exhausted, yet completely inspired. On Thursday, the Youth to Youth community of the World Bank Group (which I am also a part of) organized a conference designed to inspire young people to get engaged with our biggest global challenges, and take leadership roles in tackling them.

An Extra Hand

Stacy Alcantara's picture

Empowering women who constitute the majority of the most marginalized sectors in South Asia goes beyond simply giving them positions to occupy in government. It means equipping them to be able to represent their sector effectively as they occupy seats in one of the most premier decision making bodies in their countries—the government.