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Y2Y Masquerade Ball Fundraiser, December 2017

Y2Y Masquerade Ball Fundraiser, December 2017

The International Organizations Holiday Party was held on December 2, 1017 All proceeds from the event went to chosen Non-Profits engaged for Youth and Education – see Non-Profits details below. – Cultivando Sonrisas is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe home for girls (ages 0-18), who are at risk of physical and sexual abuse, and exploitation due…

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Bhuvan Bhatnagar

Bhuvan Bhatnagar

I joined the World Bank at a relatively young age, at 24, and I strongly believe that if I stand tall today, I stand on the shoulders of others – senior staff who have mentored me over the years. Manager, Development Finance

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Global Youth Climate Network

Global Youth Climate Network

GYCN is a new Y2Y initiative that aims to act as a catalyst for youth, both at the Bank and throughout the world, to work together to develop and implement initiatives that raise awareness and mitigate climate change. We see climate change as the defining issue of this generation and seek the opportunity to amplify…

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Youth Innovation Fund (YIF)

Youth Innovation Fund (YIF)

The YIF provides an opportunity for the WBG youth to design and implement development projects around the world with the purpose of channeling fresh ideas into WBG operations while engaging and empowering youth. Grants are given to project teams on a competitive basis, bringing together individuals from different WBG units and countries, to promote innovation,…

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Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

The Y2Y Mentorship program seeks to empower youth employees as they embark on their careers through fostering one-on-one relationships between youth WBG employees (including consultants) and senior staff. Since its launch in 2007, the program has supported over 500 mentorship pairs on a voluntary and informal basis, which has led to strong, meaningful professional relationships across the WBG.

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Youth Voices

Youth Voices

The Y2Y “Youth Voices” program was first initiated by the WBG office in Lima, Peru in 2002 as Youth New Voices (Voces Nuevas), a voluntary advisory group composed of 23 non-staff young Peruvian men and women from various backgrounds. The program was so successful that during a visit to Peru in November 2002, the then World…

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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Y2Y is a community of young professionals within the World Bank Group (WBG), as well as external partners, who provide a reservoir of fresh ideas and perspectives to contribute to the WBG’s vision of “achieving a world free of poverty”.

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What We Do

What We Do

Y2Y coordinates events and activities that promote the community’s objectives including: Youth Innovation Fund, Mentorship program, Youth Voices, Global Youth Climate Network, Global Youth Conference, Networking opportunities, Community service, and many more!

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