Special Sessions 2013

Feedback from attendees of the 2012 Summit communicated a strong desire for more direct and focused interaction between delegates and Counsellors.

In response, a number of Special Sessions at the 2013 Summit were developed with this specifically in mind. Numerous sessions included delegates joining Counsellors and other experts on stage for Q&A segments and panels.

Additionally, the One Young World community requested an increased amount of information and step-by-step guidance on a range of topics. Special Sessions that aim to convey practical advice were also included on the agenda. Supporting content will be hosted on the One Young World website, launching with a series of workbooks on entrepreneurship produced in collaboration with School for Startups founder, Doug Richard.

Jamie Oliver – The Food Revolution

A panel discussion hosted remotely by Jamie Oliver with the CEOs of Iglo, Ella’s Kitchen, Green Mountain Coffee and PepsiCo Foods General Manager (Mexico).

Watch full session here.

Knowing Nelson Mandela

Francois Pienaar and Ahmed Kathrada share their experiences of knowing Nelson Mandela.

Watch full session here.

Kofi Annan

A session based on the unprecedented series of Google Hangout discussions, The Kofi Annan Dialogues: Live, which were been conducted in partnership with One Young World throughout 2013.

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Ambassadors in Action

A session hosted by Kofi Annan and Bob Geldof which showcased the work of One Young World Ambassadors, including InkuluFreeHeid, a new democracy platform for South Africa, which was inspired by Mr. Annan.

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Sport & Society

Boris Becker, Francois Pienaar, Ashwin Willemse and Ryk Neethling talk about sport’s power to influence positive change.

Watch full session here.

The Essential Skill of the 21st Century with Decoded

Presented by Decoded, an organisation that specialises in digital enlightenment, this Special Session conveyed the importance of computer coding.


Women Up

A panel session complementing the Human Rights Plenary Session (Gender equality – how can rhetoric be turned into reality?), One Young World Counsellors shared their perspectives on gender discrimination.

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Antony Jenkins

The CEO of Barclays talks about the challenges of leading cultural and organisational change in a large business, and leads a Q&A session with a panel of delegates.

Watch part one of this session here.
Watch part two of this session here.

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu - How to be an Entrepreneur

Africa’s Most Outstanding Businesswoman 2012 advises and guides active entrepreneurs from the delegation on specific questions related to the businesses the delegates have founded.

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HIV & AIDS: the New Challenges

A session exploring the ways in which responsible sexual practices and education can reduce HIV infection and the role of corporations in helping deliver these.

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Arianna Huffington – The Third Metric

The chair, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group speaks on the need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, the capacity for wonder and the ability to give back.

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Paul Polman

The Unilever CEO addresses the delegation on the need to make sustainable living commonplace and how youth are critical to driving transformation change.

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Question & Answer Session with Sir Richard Branson

- building a better version of capitalism
- mobilising corporate resources for social benefit
- addressing social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way

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Introducing the B Team

The B Team, founded by Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz, present its aims to develop and implement a tangible plan for marrying people and planet with profit.

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Ron Garan – The Orbital Perspective

The NASA astronaut presents footage taken during his posting on the International Space Station and will speak and take questions on the principles of collaboration.

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The Power of Protest

Delegates and Ambassadors from countries that have seen significant protests in the last year share their experiences in a session chaired by Christine Ockrent.

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Professor Muhammad Yunus – Social Business

Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus addresses the delegates and discusses the global development of social business. The One Young World Social Business Accelerator also presents an update on its activities.

Watch full session here.