Ambassador Katerina Gavrielidou on how youth entrepreneurship can solve the global challenge of youth unemployment.
Ambassador from Colombia, Raaida Mannaa, on convincing the world of the power of youth.
Ambassador from South Africa, Monde Nkosi, on Sub-Saharan African economic growth story following the World Forum on Natural Capital.
The inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital was recently held in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was privileged to be one of the speakers at the event, alongside One Young World Co-Founder David Jones. My presentation focused on the extremely urgent need to address the superficial manner in which we’re viewing Sub-Saharan African growth. Even in countries with positive GDP numbers, there are instances where we are depleting the stock of wealth in our countries to an extent that it will be significantly harder for today’s children to experience the same of quality of life that we currently do. In a region in which the median age is 19 and 400 million people are below the age of 14, this is a ticking time bomb – we need to urgently change the dialogue.
Ambassador from the UK, Charlie Oliver on the continuing trend of high youth unemployment.
January is the month that media outlets around the world predict the next big thing and showcase the newest trends, from exercise techniques to technology.
Sadly, one trend that will continue this year from last will be that youth unemployment will remain high. It should therefore still be considered a crisis by policymakers and businesses in Europe, where one in four young people were jobless in 2013.
Ambassador from the Bahamas, Ashleigh Rolle has very kindly provided us with her advice on how to get sponsorship in a very clear and concise article. Ashleigh is an inspirational Ambassador who has attended three Summits to date.
Ambassador from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Shalisha Samuel on receiving an All Bar None place and her experience at the Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I received the news about being awarded an All Bar None place, to represent my country St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while I was on a volunteer assignment in Ghana. I was happy and honoured to receive the funding. Being awarded was truly a sigh of relief, as I would have had to immediately lunge into yet another fundraising campaign.