Global Challenge

Global Challenge

Wageningen Youth Institute invites high school students throughout the whole world 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 2023, you will be eligible to attend the Global Youth Institute in October 2023 in Des Moines, USA. Either online or in person.

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.

For whom

High school students between 15 and 19 years throughout the whole world.

Wageningen Youth Institute 26 January (online) and 16 March 2023 (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.

  • On 26 January 2023 we organize online roundtables. Main language is English.
  • On 16 March 2023 we organize the roundtables on Wageningen Campus. Main language is Dutch.

At these events students will be selected to join the Global Youth Institute in October 2023 in Des Moines, US (online or in person).