Global Challenge

Global Challenge

Wageningen Youth Institute invites high school students to participate in the Global Challenge of the World Food Prize Foundation. To participate you will write a short essay about a global challenge. If you are selected at the finals in March 2024, you will be eligible to attend the Global Youth Institute in October 2024 in Des Moines, USA.

Kick-off workshops

To prepare and support students in writing the Global Challenge essay, we offer several kick-off workshops by University students of WUR from September till January. The students will offer mini lectures and an explanation on how to write the Global Challenge essay. After the workshops the University students will be available for questions and support up until the date of the Wageningen Youth Institutes.

More information about the workshops

For whom

High school students in The Netherlands between 15 and 19 years.

Wageningen Youth Institute March 2024 (on Wageningen Campus)

After handing in the Global Challenge report the high school students will interact in (online) round table sessions with fellow students and experts, such as World Food Prize laureates and University professors, at Wageningen Youth Institute.

At this event a student will be selected to join the Global Youth Institute in October 2024 in Des Moines, US.