Global Economic Forum

Prioritizing Global Risks: A Competition Global Funding

March 22, 2024 and March 26, 2024

Registration for Global Economic Forum has closed for March 22nd.  Registration for March 26th will Close March 1, at 6:00pm

The Global Economic Forum (GEF) is a high school simulation program focused on the creation, presentation, and marketing of policy solutions to pressing issues facing the global community. In school-based groups, students compete with their peers for fictitious funding from the World Bank. Students create policy proposals prior to attending the program and present these solutions to a panel of judges who ultimately award the fictitious funding to the best policy solution paired with the strongest presentation from student delegates. 

For the 2024 GEF program, the Council selected three topics of critical global importance for students to investigate: (1) Water Infrastructure in Developing Countries, (2) Mental Health Deterioration, and (3) Financial Inclusion and Innovation.  For this program, students will create original policy proposals aimed at solutions to these growing global concerns, focused on their specific assigned committee topics.  

Program resources, including topic briefing papers, can be found on our website here.

For questions, please reach out to Geoffrey Quinn, Director of Education High School Programs at gquinn@wacphila.org or at 215-561-4700, ext 207. 

About this Program:
*Format & Program Offerings: The program date(s) will be in-person at Drexel University;
*Duration: Full-day conference program (9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.);
*Preparation level: High -Students must commit to doing several hours of research on their assigned role and committee topic ahead of the full-day simulation event. 

Registration for Global Economic Forum opening soon.

The Global Economic Forum (GEF) is a high school simulation program focused on the creation, presentation, and marketing of policy solutions to pressing issues facing the global community. In school-based groups, students compete with their peers for fictitious funding from the World Bank. Students create policy proposals prior to attending the program and present these solutions to a panel of judges who ultimately award the fictitious funding to the best policy solution paired with the strongest presentation from student delegates. 

For the 2024 GEF program, the Council selected three topics of critical global importance for students to investigate: (1) Water Infrastructure in Developing Countries, (2) Mental Health Deterioration, and (3) Financial Inclusion and Innovation.  For this program, students will create original policy proposals aimed at solutions to these growing global concerns, focused on their specific assigned committee topics.  

Program resources, including topic briefing papers, can be found on our website here.

For questions, please reach out to Geoffrey Quinn, Director of Education High School Programs at gquinn@wacphila.org or at 215-561-4700, ext 207. 

About this Program:
*Format & Program Offerings: The program date(s) will be in-person at Drexel University;
*Duration: Full-day conference program (9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.);
*Preparation level: High -Students must commit to doing several hours of research on their assigned role and committee topic ahead of the full-day simulation event. 






Thank you to our partner venue for this program, Drexel University!