We are building a network of I4A Youth Initiatives around the world and are very excited about the ideas and opportunities that will arise!

5 Reasons Why You Should Join

  • Learn

    Work on cutting-edge ideas devised by our generation and develop profound knowledge of international development

  • Network

    Collaboration with the World Bank and our corporate partners provides outstanding opportunities for learning and networking

  • Unleash Innovation

    Gain first-hand social entrepreneurship experience and help make a real difference in the world

  • Build Your Career

    High-profile initiative of immense value for your professional career

  • Have Fun

    Become part of an amazing community of people committed to the same issues

APAC Ideas for Action, Hong Kong

Ideas For Action is pleased to acknowledge the establishment of the APAC I4A Youth Initiative. Under the auspices of the Ideas for Action program at the Wharton Business School and World Bank, this budding organization links students who want to join global conversations regarding the SDGs and post 2015 development agenda and make a difference in the world.

The APAC I4A Youth Initiative provides a knowledge transfer platform for students to air their thoughts, get constructive feedback, and source potential partners or other forms of aid as they transform their ideas into action. It is also a channel for information sharing between students and professional advisers or mentors. Founded with the goal of empowering youth through knowledge sharing, the APAC I4A Youth Initiative will enhance the visibility of APAC young generation worldwide and provide a united richer pool of talent in pursuit of common goals.

Contact: Suzie Xu, APAC I4A Fouder


Inspired by the Ideas for Action competition for people ages 18 to 35, the Ideas for Action 14-18 program exposes high school students ages 14 to 18 to the many poverty issues our world faces today. Through the Zicklin Center of the Wharton School and within the I4A Initiative, Ideas for Action 14-18 will serve as both a learning opportunity and a platform for young people to express their ideas for the financing of poverty related issues within the confines of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Post 2015 Development Agenda.

For questions please reach out to:

Alexi Kalsi (British International School of Washington, DC): alexi.kalsi@gmail.com
Benjamin Laufer (Taft School, CT): bjlaufer@taftschool.org
Stefan Rodic (Washington International School, DC): strodic@wis.edu

Madison Raju
Max Laufer
Stefan Rodic