The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in tremendous human capital losses. Human Capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate throughout their lives, enables them to achieve their potential. Investments made in a person’s early years and supporting the most vulnerable can be especially beneficial.
Investments, innovations, and improved services can halt the slide – and catalyze a stronger recovery. These efforts include vaccine rollout, building resilient health systems, education transformations (better-equipped schools, supported teachers, and EdTech), women and girls empowerment, equal opportunities, jobs, and social protection innovations – underpinned by transformative technology and service delivery.
During this pandemic, we've highlighted the voices of youth leaders around the world – sharing their stories, perspectives, and suggestions for a resilient recovery from COVID-19 and for a greener, and more inclusive future. These efforts prove that you are critical in driving forward ideas and actions on global issues - and that your voices deserve attention.
That’s why we want to hear from YOU and feature YOUR ideas on our social media channels during our World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings.
Tell us: What are your aspirations? What do you and your community need to fulfill your potential? Share three ideas.
Submissions should include:
An answer to the following question: What are your aspirations? What do you and your community need to fulfill your potential? Share three ideas.
The video be must no more than 1 minute long.
Record in a quiet place (no music or background noise). Listen to your audio before you upload to make sure we can hear you.
If you're inside a car, or if someone is helping you film, or if you are in a noisy environment, holding the camera closer could help the microphone pick up your voice instead of the environment.
Make sure the video is not shaky, the camera must be still while filming.
Do not edit or add captions, we will do it.
How to enter
Send us your application following the Apply button at the top right of this page – and follow the steps.
Must be 18+ years old.
Submissions are due March 31st, 2022 11:59 EST.
Entries will be judged by communication officials at the World Bank Group. The full names of the judges can be made available on request. Judging will take place in March 2022 and selected participants will be contacted in April 2022 by email. Entries will be judged against originality, creativity, and solutions presented. The judging panel’s decision is final, and no further correspondence will be considered. Selected people will be contacted via the contact information provided with their submission.
Terms and Conditions
By submitting an entry, you are giving your consent to the World Bank to use your name, quotes from your submission or reproduction(s) of your video, in part or in whole, in its media activities, publications (including the Internet/Web such as blogs), and social media channels and without expectation of compensation or other remuneration, now or in the future. Rights to edit copy where the publishers deem necessary is reserved although entrants will be fully credited.
Participants must be between 18 years old or older. The #InvestinPeople campaign is not directed at minors under the age of 18 years old.
There is no fee payable to enter the competition.
All submissions in this Contest are public and not private communications. The World Bank is not responsible for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information used in connection with the social media campaign; or (ii) failures or errors which may occur in the administration of the social media campaign. To the fullest extent permitted by law, The World Bank exclude liability and entrants agree to release and hold harmless The World Bank for any damage, loss, liability or injury to person or property or for any claim arising as a result of your entry into the competition.
By submitting an entry you grant the Bank exclusive, perpetual, royalty free and worldwide permission to use and publicly display, use in printed publications of the World Bank, its social media platforms, its websites, or in any other media with appropriate attribution to you as the owner of the entry. The World Bank has the sole discretion to use or not use an entry, or to take down an entry already posted to any of its digital channels.
All Bank decisions are final and unappealable.
You represent and warrant that you are the rightful owner of the entry and of all rights associated with the entry; that you have (a) not infringed on any third party rights, including copyrights, trademarks, industrial property, trade secrets, confidentiality obligations and rights of privacy and publicity, and have the necessary written release(s) or permission(s) to use any third party rights or intellectual property (b) not violated any applicable law(s) in any countries in the world. By entering this competition, you agree that the Bank has the right to verify the ownership and originality of any entry and that upon request, You shall submit a written copy of any release or permission you have received from a third-party granting. If an entry is selected as a winning entry, and the ownership rights and the originality of an entry cannot be verified the Bank may select an alternate winner. All Bank decisions are final.
By submitting an entry, you accept and agree with these terms and conditions. Do not submit an entry if you disagree with these terms and conditions.
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The promoter is the World Bank of 1818 H Street NW, Washington DC 20433.
To participate in this competition, the World Bank will collect personal details pertaining to name, age, email, Twitter and/or Instagram handle, country of residence to administer the social media campaign. This data will be destroyed after two (2) years. The World Bank will process your details in accordance with our Privacy Notice. By entering this competition, you agree to World Bank’s use of your entry and processing of your personal data. The World Bank may also publish the participant’s name, Twitter and/or Instagram handle and region with the selected entry.