A: 2-5 October 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Candidate: has completed a registration application that has been approved. Their profile is uploaded to the One Young World website, where they can seek sponsorship to attend.
Delegate: a Candidate whose sponsorship has been paid and who will attend the Summit.
Ambassador: has attended a One Young World Summit as a delegate. All delegates graduate as Ambassadors at the Closing Ceremony.
Sponsor: Organisation or individual that funds delegate places by either nominating their own employees or young leaders known to them, or by selecting approved Candidates.
Counsellors: Leaders from around the world with an interest in young future leaders. They lend their global stature to the views being expressed by the delegates, counsel them on creating positive change and inspire them.
A: You must apply to be registered here. Once you complete your application, One Young World will assess whether you will be accepted as a Candidate. This may take up to two weeks.
To become a delegate, you need to secure funding as well being accepted as a Candidate.
National representation: you must represent your country of birth or nationality, or where you have strong links.
The aim of the One Young World Summits is to provide a forum for the next generation of leaders to connect with each other and with those currently in power. By ensuring that One Young World Delegates are all aged between 18 and 30, the conferences can aim to develop the leadership skills of those who have already had some experience of global issues, but not yet so much as to make the Summit of little benefit to them. Our upper age limit aims to include those who may have spent substantial periods of time studying or traveling before entering their chosen field of work.
There are several reasons for One Young World's focus on the generation about to assume leadership. Those over 30 already occupy the vast majority of leadership posts worldwide, and those under 18 have established fora for their voices to be heard. Our Summits provide the missing platform for those who have yet to assume leadership roles to interact with current global leaders. Our age limits are also designed to enable Delegates to feel that they are among their peer group at the Summits, which in turn promotes free discussion and the sharing of experiences and minimises the potential for Delegates to be overshadowed or even intimidated by the accomplishments of their fellow Delegates. The feedback, both empirical and anecdotal, that we have received suggests that those aged 18-30 derive significant benefit from attending a Summit with Delegates of a similar age.
It is at the discretion of the One Young World team to accept applications from those who are older than the specified age, pending demonstration of personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage as a young leader.
The delegate fee for One Young World 2013 in Johannesburg is UK £2,750 + 14% South African VAT.
Each fee covers:
Attendance at the Summit
Hotel accommodation for the duration of the Summit
Meals and catering
Ground transportation in Johannesburg
The only way to for a Candidate to guarantee funding is to raise it personally.
Candidates can pursue funding by talking to their community, employer or university. Delegates have managed to get sponsorship from all these sources, as well as foundations, media companies, and others.
One Young World is a non-profit organisation and does not have the resources to sponsor delegates, completely or partially.
One Young World is happy provide fundraising materials for Candidates, including a letter of endorsement for approaching businesses, NGOs, universities etc.
Candidates may also use materials held in the following locations
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/oneyoungworld
- Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/people/oneyoungworld/
- E-Brochure: http://www.oneyoungworld.com/brochure-2013/
If Candidates find a sponsor, they must immediately introduce them to One Young World Sponsorship Director:
David Alexander email@example.com
Those in Africa should contact Africa Director:
Catherine Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
A: One Young World is constantly in discussions with potential sponsors whether they are corporate, governmental, universities, or foundations.
One Young World may recommend Candidates when potential sponsors have sought advice, if, for example, they are looking for a Candidate active in a specific sector.
There will be no information available from One Young World on matters of sponsorship until any agreements have been completely finalised.
We cannot guarantee to any Candidate that they will be chosen for sponsorship or that we'll recommend them for sponsorship.
A: These details have yet to be finalised.
One Young World Limited is a Registered charity England & Wales (1147298) One Young World Limited is a company limited by guarantee (Reg. no. 06970067)