The One Young World Shine a Light series was founded in April 2020, as a collaboration between the Pacific and Asia regions. At the time when countries were going into lockdown and travel across borders was halted, the regional teams wanted to highlight the work of Ambassadors in different countries. The aim of the series was to bring together young people working towards a common goal, highlight the work that Ambassadors are undertaking, and connect young people across different regions.
The first event in the series was focussed on SDG 3, Good Health and Wellbeing. Facilitated by Kate Crowhurst, Coordinating Ambassador for Australia & New Zealand, the participants heard from a lineup of impressive speakers including Fernando Montaño, One Young World Counsellor and Colombian ballet dancer.
Doctor of Arts - Honoris Causa, Environmentalist and humanitarian
Pipeline Strategy Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Senior Paediatric Registrar, Vila Central Hospital
Leader, Share Health
Co-Founder, Naluri Lahir Center
Founder and CEO, Every Infant Matters
This session was themed around SDG 4, Quality Education and led by Tsuyoshi Domoto, Coordinating Ambassador for Asia 2. The session began with opening remarks from Ella Robertson, One Young World's Managing Director, who talked about the importance of equipping the next generation with the tools to enact more responsible and more effective leadership.
Managing Director, One Young World
Founder / Multi-disciplinary Designer, Millicent Designs
Co-Founder, Yuludarla Karulbo
Loraine Grace Lapor
Senior Data Quality Analyst, Coca-Cola
Co-Founder, THE LEADS ASIA
Founder & COO, Peepul
The third event, which touched on issues relating to SDG 5, Gender Equality, was facilitated by Sinchita Dutta Roy, the Coordinating Ambassador for Asia 1. The group was joined by Sophie Guerin, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, APAC at Johnson and Johnson, where she spoke about the importance of introducing diversity and inclusion practices within businesses.
The next session in the series will be themed around SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG 1, No Poverty. If you would like to take part, please get in touch with your regional Coordinating Ambassador.