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World Bank Youth Summit 2019: Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future
to Dec 3

World Bank Youth Summit 2019: Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future

The theme for the 2019 Summit is Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future.

Cities are places of opportunity: 80% of global GDP is created in cities, helping hundreds of millions lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Over recent decades, cities have become a magnet for talent, investment, and for youth seeking a prosperous future. 

The promise offered by cities is driving unprecedented population growth, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Globally, 4 billion people - more than half the global population - live in cities. By 2030, two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities, and a third of the world’s population will be housed in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants. 

Rapid urbanization at this scale presents unparalleled challenges. The increasing population density, shocks from environmental pressures, growing infrastructure demands, and the increased expectations from residents and visitors to deliver services that improve their quality of life will all need to be met – at a sustainable cost.

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing, younger, digitally savvy population, we must push the frontier of our current thinking to create sustainable opportunities for our cities to function smarter than they do today.

Smart technologies can be harnessed to create enabling environments for innovation, sustainable economic development, high standards of living, and the improvement of all aspects of community life.This year's World Bank Youth Summit will provide a platform for youth around the world to contribute to global discussion and to actively learn how to develop a concept into a smart city solution. These solutions will seek to address problems that lie at the intersection of technology, infrastructure, human development, and sustainable development for cities, which will impact the future of our youth and generations to come.

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Behaviourally Informed Policy Projects
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Behaviourally Informed Policy Projects

Policymakers are increasingly turning to the behavioral sciences to tackle intractable policy challenges, including increasing student learning, raising savings rates, promoting energy and resource conservation, increasing productivity, improving sanitation practices, strengthening institutions, and reducing corruption. Behavioral insights (BI) comes into a key place in the associated behaviorally informed policy work.

The World Bank and UN Women cordially invite you to a brownbag exchange on BI, where the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD), the World Bank’s behavioral sciences team will present experiences with behaviorally informed policy work, with a special focus on the gender stream.

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Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium
to Jan 24

Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium

  • Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel (map)
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The second edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium will take place in Cairo, Egypt from 22-24 January 2019. The Symposium is organized ​by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), jointly with​ the World Bank Group and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is kindly hosted by​ the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt.​​

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