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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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