2020 Ideas for Action (I4A) Competition

Date/Deadline: 29 Feb, 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25, 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted a new set of global development goals. All member countries are now using these objectives to frame their development agendas and political policies over the next 15 years.

Youth engagement throughout the design and implementation of the SDGs is critical for their success. The innovative and fresh ideas it takes to tackle the new challenges the world faces will most likely come from the youth.

Announcing the 2020 Ideas For Action Competition

The World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center at Wharton are pleased to announce the 2020 Ideas for Action (I4A) competition, which engages young people (18-35 years old) to develop innovative solutions in support of the implementation of the SDGs ( https://ideas4action.org ).

Giving Young Leaders a Voice in the Global Development Conversation

Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, Ideas for Action is a knowledge platform connecting young leaders all around the world who are passionate about the future development of our world.

Ideas for Action host an annual competition during which youths from around the world design ideas for financing the UN’s new development agenda. The competition acts as a catalyst to spark global conversation among millenials and seeks to encourage them to contribute their own voice to the development conversation.

They want you to join this conversation. They want you to change the world.

Note that the Competition Guidelines for 2020 will mirror those for 2019 [ https://ideas4action.org/2019-competition/]. The deadline for submission is February 29, 2020. Due to the increased interest, in 2019 with 3,100 applications received from 142 countries and territories, and more than 7,000 registered teams, registration and application submissions are moving to a new platform, which will be available in the second half of November.

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