Global Youth Forum 2016 | Day 2

June 13-15, 2016 | More than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people themselves, gathered at the World Bank Group Headquarters for three days to exchange new and innovative ideas, and to support the actions of the global community.


  1. Day 1 at the Forum had interesting discussions on Youth and Education, Youth and Climate Change and Unlocking the Employment opportunities for Youth! Panelists presented successful practices being applied worldwide rather than just theory. The Forum motivated discussions on strong coordination, partnerships, and achieve results through coordinated initiatives involving multiple stakeholders.

    If you missed Opening Day's highlights, check out our Storify - Global Youth Forum 2016 | Day 1!
  2. Youth and Education
  3. New ways to structure teaching and learning are needed to meet the new demands of the world and society. Questions and solutions involve how to transform education systems, change roles of teachers and educators and where to provide learning in schools and in communities. The biggest challenges for education is cultivating youth effectively so they have the skills, attributes and abilities that they will need to flourish in an increasingly complex, networked world. This educational foundation is not just for being better enabled for work, but also in their personal lives and as a citizen of the world. This means that it is hard to imagine the needs 10 to 30 years in the future, but education at some level is coming out of a “time warp” from within and outside. The need is for quicker and more systematic change to better serve the youth of today and tomorrow.
  4. Digital Novices and Natives: Connecting to the Future
  5. Young people are critical to the successful achievement of the World Bank’s twin goals and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Governments who can effectively use multiple channels, including emerging communication technology, to leverage diverse youth perspectives and experiences and engage youth at scale, will be better positioned to respond to complex development challenges. Young people are using technologies and platforms, social and integrated media to develop capacity, drive political change, strengthen community and find or create jobs. Youth inclusive policies, access to resources, training and education are needed to transition digital novices into natives. The Global Partnership for Youth in Development is setting the stage for just that and to help achieve the World Bank's twin goals.