I4A 2015 Winners Event Reminder

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Join us to celebrate the I4A ’15 Winners and learn about their development finance ideas! TUESDAY, May 12 3PM-4PM J 1 – 050 A Reception will follow The event will be live streamed on Youtube Speakers include: Mahmoud Mohieldin, Corporate Secretary and president’s Special Envoy Prof. Djordjija Petkoski, Lecturer and Senior Fellow at Wharton Business School Nena Stoiljkovic, Vice President, Global Practices Ideas for Action Top Teams

I4A Team Member Pictures from Past Events

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    Tomorrow is the I4A Wrap-Up Ceremony! Here are some pictures from the opening feature event and the info session featuring a few members from our huge team  – you will see some familiar faces tomorrow! If you can’t make it in person tomorrow, stream the event live on Youtube.

Wrap-Up Ceremony

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The World Bank Group and Wharton School invite you to celebrate the top six teams and discuss the future that these ideas have in financing the Post-2015 development agenda. Meet the winners, listen to their proposals, engage with their ideas. The event will be live-streamed. We hope to see you there! Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3 PM – 4 PM EST The World Bank Headquarters J1-050 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433

Announcing the Winners of the Ideas for Action Competition 2015

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First Place: Team Pennsurance Creating New Microinsurance Products for Remittance Service Providers in India Members: Ezgi Aytac, Arjun Bhaskar, Keshav Garud, Matthew McPhail, James Zhou Second Place: Team Oxygen Innovative PPP Model for Promoting Financial Deepening and Inclusion in the Rice Value Chain in Nigeria Members: Michael Adeola, Chioma Ukwuagu, Ogomegbunam Anagwu, Henry Ushie, Maureen Orji Third Place: Team Outcome Decreasing poverty in the mining communities of the world through the empowerment of communities in …

Luis Montoya (President, PepsiCo): Responsible Leadership in the Post 2015 World

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The Post-2015 Development Agenda- what’s it all about? who’s responsible for it? why does it matter to us? These are the questions Luis Montoya will answer for us on Monday, April 20. The I4A team proudly welcomes the President of PepsiCo Latin America Beverages to Penn for an engaging conversation about #Post2015, development goals, Latin America, and youth engagement. Come hungry, leave with food for thought (and eat during – dinner will be served!). Monday, …

Case Presentations Event Recap, April 6

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On April 6, 5 teams gathered together to compete to win our case competition. The teams presented ideas based on reaching out to girls for economic inclusion and development, using microfinance, microsavings, impact bonds, mobile banking, and mutual funds in the developing world. Often students overlapped in their understanding of issues (e.g. mobile banking came up as its own idea and an element of other ideas), which showed a consensus among youth on certain opportunities and …

Recap from the Case Competition Event

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On March 30, we were happy to see about 30 young students sit excitedly to hear from Dr. Djordjija Petkoski and begin working on their case studies. Dr. Petkoski shared a little on how he got involved at the World Bank and how many countries he’s been fortunate to work with. His passion for world progress showed as he enigmatically spoke out about why young people should care about the development goals. “The world will not …

I4A first rounds

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Thank you to everyone who made submissions to I4A 2015. We received hundreds of submissions and were incredibly impressed with the quality of your work. Please note that due to the quantity of submissions in different languages, we have evaluated submissions in English first, and will reach out to those who submitted non-English proposals soon about their finalist status. We have selected and contacted a short list of “finalists” who will continue into the next …

A Wharton + World Bank Event this coming Monday, Dec. 1

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Mahmoud Mohieldin (World Bank) and David Shipman (Firmenich) will be joining us at the Wharton School for a presentation of Financing the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the Ideas for Action Initiative, and Sustainability with Passion, Talent and Integrity, respectively. We hope that registrants will be able to participate in this event. The event will be live-streamed for the first 300 viewers. During the event, you have the chance to ask a question directly to the presenters …