World Bank launches youth competition on climate-smart growth

As Bangladesh and the World Bank celebrate their 50-year cooperation, the World Bank has opened a competition for young people seeking ideas for climate-smart growth.

All Bangladeshi undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enter the competition.
According to a press release, the young people’s competition “IdeaBuzz Championship” urges willing participants to contribute creative solutions on how Bangladesh may achieve climate-smart growth that benefits everyone.

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“As climate change worsens, dangerous weather events are becoming more frequent or severe in Bangladesh. We must come up with locally led adaptation actions to protect our present and future development efforts,” said Mercy Tembon, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan.

“Through this competition, we turn to Bangladeshi youth to propose innovative ideas that will ensure climate-smart inclusive growth for Bangladesh,” she added.

The competition submissions must contain a PowerPoint presentation and a 3-minute video explaining the proposal. They may be in English or Bangla. The submission cutoff date is September 7, 2022. Visit www.worldbank.org/bangladesh for more details.

In addition to receiving amazing rewards, the top three winning teams will also be highlighted on the World Bank website.

Since Bangladesh’s independence, the World Bank has given the nation more than $37 billion in grants, interest-free loans, and concessional credits. The World Bank was one of the earliest development partners to support Bangladesh.

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