Address global challenges with One Young World Academy

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“Learn how to lead the world through its challenges”

For over a decade One Young World has sought to identify, engage and promote the work of young leaders from across the world with the mission of tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues. These threats are known to us from the climate crisis and corruption to infringement on civil liberties. The biggest challenges humanity faces are global, so why aren’t our solutions?

One Young World Academy 2020 is the first of an annual event series that offers a unique opportunity for young people to learn how to face and address global challenges from some of the world’s greatest leaders and experts in an inaugural online lecture series.


How will the Academy work?

Young leaders who are registered for the One Young World Munich Summit 2021 are invited to enrol in the specially curated online lecture series. One Young World Academy aims to teach young leaders how to use collective, cross-cutting knowledge to solve global challenges through Challenge Based Learning.

Challenge Based Learning is a cutting edge educational framework which enables learning through solving real world challenges. This framework encourages critical thinking about some of the most pressing threats humanity faces which facilitates the attainment of deeper knowledge and understanding of our world.

Each lecture lasts for 20 minutes with a proceeding 40-minute Q&A. Each live lecture is recorded and accessible to registered Munich Summit Delegates.

After each lecture, Delegates are assigned coursework which focuses on addressing the relevant Global Challenge. This coursework takes the form of a short essay, presentation or video submission which is collected and marked. 

One Young World Academy focuses on three perspectives:

·       Business

·       NGOs and Supranational Organisations 

·       Government


When does the Academy launch?

One Young World Academy begins in September, and lectures are released on a weekly basis, and will continue up until the week of December 7th.

All registered Delegates are eligible to gain a certificate of completion or a certificate of participation. In order to receive a certificate of completion, attendees must watch all lectures and submit a minimum of one piece of coursework for each of the three streams.


Who are the lecturers?

The lecturers share their experience, best practice and perspective on tackling global challenges. One Young World Academy offers an unparalleled opportunity to have direct contact and receive advice from these world leaders.

The expert leaders include:

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director general of the World Health Organization
  • Winnie Byanyima - Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
  • Ronan Dunne - Executive Vice President & Group CEO, Verizon Consumer Group
  • Christiana Figueres - Convener, Mission 2020 & Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Arianna Huffington - Co-founder, The Huffington Post, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
  • Dame Vivian Hunt - Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, UK & Ireland
  • Paul Polman - Co-founder & Chair, IMAGINE
  • Thomas Remengesau Jr., President of Palau
  • Senator Murray Sinclair - Senator and Former Chair of Canada's Truth & Reconciliation Commission 
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Former President of Liberia & Member of The Elders
  • Professor Muhammad Yunus - 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate, Founder, Grameen Bank


How do I register?

To be eligible to attend One Young World Academy you must be registered to attend the Munich Summit. Find out more here.


For those who have applied for a scholarship our team is working to assess scholarships by September 2020, and successful applicants are then eligible to register for One Young World Academy. 

The One Young World App

Once you register for the Summit, you will have access to the One Young World Summit 2021 app. 


Available on both mobile and desktop, the app provides all the key information for One Young World Academy including lecturers, lecture schedule, coursework, the marking scheme and more. 


Additionally, the app also provides all the key information for the One Young World Summit in Munich, including an agenda, the opportunity to connect with other delegates and more. 

Once you are registered, you can download the app here

Published on 24/08/2020