Washington: Two Indians are among the winners of a World Bank sponsored international essay competition on the growing youth unemployment crisis.
The aim of the competition sponsored by International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the World Economic Forum, was to bring the voices of young people into the conversation about how to tackle this growing crisis.
May Habib, a young social entrepreneur from Lebanon, won the first prize in the competition. Second prize went to Ravi Subramanian from India whose essay focused on the informal sector.
Third prize winner was Vidyadhar Prabhudesai, also from India, who addressed the question of matching skills of young people with those required by the labour market, a statement by IFC released by said.
The Youth Jobs Innovation Challenge was launched in January at the 2012 World Economic Forum's Annual Meetings in Davos.