We find ourselves amid the greatest information and communications revolution in human history and must take advantage of this rapid technological change to make the world more prosperous and inclusive. With youth being the early adopters and the most active users of Information and Communication technologies, their participation is essential in expanding the reach of technology and fulfilling the transformative potential of the digital revolution. This year’s Youth Summit will seek to provide youth with a forum to voice their concerns, share their ideas and learn from one another while discussing the challenges and opportunities created by this technological shift.
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LIVE from the Youth Summit
Young people are increasingly aware of the challenges that tackling climate change represents for its generation, but also of the opportunities that a resilient, low carbon future embodies.
Their efforts and willingness to be uniting for climate action further, faster, together are an inspiration for the world. Connect4Climate has created a space at the World Bank Youth Summit to give youth voices an international exposure. Join Connect4Climate, Tuesday, December 5th, for LIVE interviews with climate experts, young organizations and young innovative leaders.
Watch the Facebook Live sessions at the Connect4Climate Facebook page
Join the conversation also on Twitter using the hashtags #C4CZone and #wbgyouthsummit
Calendar of LIVE sessions
All times in EST
Georgina Chisholm, Investment Analyst, IFC & Coralie Vannoye, Ressource Management Analyst, World Bank, GYCN
The Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN) is an initiative of the World Bank Youth. GYCN see climate change as the defining issue of this generation and seek the opportunity to amplify awareness and take action.
James Close, Climate Change Director, World Bank Group
What are the outcomes from COP23? And how can young people be a voice in the negotiations and climate action plans? The World Bank Climate Change Director shares his view on how to move forward with the involvement of the youth.
Paul Warren, Project Manager, Gain Forest
The Gain Forest project is fighting the rainforest deforestation by intelligently rewarding and empowering caretakers with a cutting-edge proof-of-care consensus system and suite of AI-powered conservation tools.
Learn more about the project: http://gainforest.org/
December 4 - 11:40 am-13:00 pm - How to use Digital Marketing and Social to empower your presence
Dany Oliveira, Connect4Climate
Paula Alves Silva, Connect4Climate
Structure of the Youth Summit
The two-day Summit will be held on the 4-5 December 2017 in Washington DC and livestreamed globally. The 2017 Youth Summit will have three components:
Plenary: The Summit will include dynamic high-level plenary sessions which aim to ignite conversation on fulfilling the opportunities of technological innovation. The plenary session will juxtapose youth representatives and speakers from the World Bank Group, the private sector, government, academia and civil society with the objective of engaging a plurality of views on how to reap sizable technological dividends.
Workshops: Attendees will participate in workshops that delve into the Summit’s three subthemes, giving participants an opportunity to share ideas and experiences and debate how to maximize the potential of Information Communication Technologies all around the globe.
The subthemes are:
Transforming the Jobs and Skills of Tomorrow
Leveraging Technology for Financial Inclusion
Igniting Youth Entrepreneurship.
Competition: On the second day of the Summit, the live final of the Youth Summit Competition ‘Technology and Innovation for Impact’ will take place. The competition finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the audience of attendees and an expert jury.
A full Summit agenda including speakers will be released closer to the event date.
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