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With most of the OYW community working from home, we’ll be signposting events that offer expertise, learning and insight that will keep you engaged during this period.

Any events you’d like us to share? We would love to showcase events happening in all corners of the world. Get in touch: [email protected]


Catch up on OYW's #TogetherApart Series:

We may be physically distancing, but the One Young World Community is coming together to support each other. We’re a global community that works, as one, to highlight the work of inspiring leaders and changemakers.

One Young World’s #TogetherApart Series draws on the wisdom, experience and insight of our members, allowing every one to ask questions, tell stories and share best practice.

The speaker lineup includes Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever; Terry Crews, Actor & Activist; Michael Møller, 12th Director General, UN Geneva; Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Youth Envoy; Fabiana Rosales, Interim First Lady of Venezuela; Mark Tewksbury, Canadian Olympic Champion; Antonio Zappulla, CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation, and many more.

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What OYW Ambassadors are providing:

Aya Chebbi - As the African Union Youth Council Chair, she is conducted virtual consultation series on the African youth collective response to COVID-19. Learn more.

Taban Shoresh - Distance Reiki Healing offered from the UK. Find out more

Naomi Bugre - Fitness sessions on Zoom from Malta. Connect with Naomi 

James Eder - Free Coaching Sessions from an entrepreneur and Life Coach. Book a slot here

Hector Rivas Bonilla - Take Latin American Dance Lessons Virtually in Peru. Learn more

Meg Zeenat and Damian Zabielski - Struggling with isolation? Join My Mind Matters Too's Weekly Tea Time | 6:00 PM (GMT). To learn more email [email protected]

Stan Karpenko - Give Vision: Call a visually impaired elderly person from the Give Vision network. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Emerging Leaders - Watch through world-class leadership training resources here.

If you take up any of the Ambassadors' offerings, please show up or let them know you can't make it so someone else can benefit from the opportunity.

Event List

Week of 6 July

Integrated Marketing Strategy - Maximising your ROI | Tuesday 7 July, 10am - 12pm BST

Join us for this online workshop, led by an experienced CMO, to be guided through the development of a strategic marketing plan that can adapt and react to any business challenge.

We'll share methodology and give practical guidance to implement and execute a best practice integrated marketing strategy. Following the workshop, we'll provide you with a folder of free tools and resources you can use to grow your brand and drive demand.


Online Symposium in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology | Wednesday 8 July, 8:45am - 12:15pm BST

Join the Programme Team of the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and the School of Psychology at the University of East London for our first online symposium. We will look back and acknowledge achievements in the field and also look forward and envision the future together.


Inter-generational Dialogue: The Role of Young People in Accelerating Africa's Integration Through the AfCFTA | Wednesday 8 July, 12:30pm - 2pm BST

The AUC's Department of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy and the Department of Human Resources Science & Technology's Youth Division is organising an Intergenerational Dialogue as part of the commemoration of Africa Integration Day.

The dialogue will focus on the theme: The role of young people in accelerating Africa's integration through the AfCFTA.


The Virtual National Youth Summit on Education, Justice, and Leadership | Wednesday 8 July, 6 - 6:30pm BST

For its 6th year, the National Youth Summit on Education, Justice and Leadership offers an opportunity for high school student leaders from across the United States to work with leading educators, civil rights icons and other national experts to examine the school to prison pipelines, create models of discipline based on inherent strengths, develop innovative economic strategies not dependent upon mass incarceration, and strive for academic excellence.

Join use for a virtual opportunity to engage with leading experts on education, justice, entrepreneurship, engineering, and more.


The History of Pride from Stonewall to Islington, with the Outside Project | Wednesday 8 July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm BST

Join the UK's first LGBTQ+ homeless community shelter for a social in the Virtual Community Centre, and explore the origins of Pride.

Join representatives from the Outside Project, Book28 Library, African Rainbow Family and more for an open discussion on the history of pride, our memories, its legacy and what it means for all of us .

This will be an open discussion and you are welcome and invited to share your own experiences or just listen to others.


The Principles of Project Delivery - Post Covid | Thursday 9 July, 3pm - 4.14pm BST

Covid 19 and the associated lockdown has had a profound effect on major projects; one that extends beyond the projects themselves to the fundamentals of how we see risk and uncertainty, the way in which we communicate with stakeholders and even to the values and the outcomes that citizens may be anticipating.


Fiverr Presents: The Shift | Thursday 9 July, 3pm - 11pm BST

Introducing, The Shift, our free virtual summit featuring skill-based workshops, discussions around future trends, networking opportunities, and resources for building and optimizing your online business. For the first time ever, our global network of like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs will be able to connect and collaborate at the same event.

Join us on July 9, 2020 for an all day function focused on moving your business forward. Spots are limited, save your seat today!


Week of 13 July

Festival for the Future Live // Digital Summit | Monday 13 July - Friday 17 July

Festival for the Future is an initiative of Inspiring Stories, a New Zealand based charity with a bold vision to see young people realise their potential to change the world. Both the Festival and Inspiring Stories were founded in 2011 by Guy Ryan, who went on to be awarded the Young Zealander of the Year Award in 2015. We’ve got some incredible people involved – from world class entrepreneurs and leaders of business and government, to young people leading change in grassroots communities. Right now we’ve got people registered from more than 20+ countries!


Tourism Futures in the 2030 Agenda: Innovation and Sustainability as the New Normal | Tuesday 14 July, 5 - 6:30pm BST

This is a World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) event within the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020.

During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to deepen into tourism's cross-cutting contribution to sustainable development and the leading role of innovation, digital transformation and green investments to support recovery. Furthermore, they will participate in the presentation of the SDGs Global Startup Competition powered by UNWTO.


Verification in the Age of Google Earth: Webinar 1 | Wednesday 15 July, 2 - 3pm BST

Could open source verification be the start of a global weapons tracking system?

This webinar will showcase different open source verification projects, and explore possible overlaps and synergies between them.


Global Women, Technology, and Visions for an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Future | Wednesday 15 July, 8 - 9pm BST

World Pulse is a nonprofit social media platform dedicated to being a safe, supportive community connecting women worldwide for change. 

Join use for this conversation on how women are connecting to heal the world. Participants include Anne Dupont, Jessica Robinson, Kirthi Jayakumar, Beth Lacey, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls and Carolyn Seaman.


How Brands Can Help Mitigate the Climate Crisis | Thursday 16 July, 3 - 4pm BST

In the 45-minute briefing we'll examine how advertising and marketing can help effect the social change required to mitigate the unfolding ecological emergency.

Our briefing will provide a clear approach for brands and agencies to follow, along with examples of the legacy brands and startups leading the way, insights and analysis on the approaches they've adopted.


A Cut Above: Theme Launch at Fashion for Good | Thursday 16 July, 4 - 5:30pm BST

For "A Cut Above", we've curated a selection of pioneering brands breaking boundaries and taking fashion to the next level.

You'll discover how materials are sustainably sourced, learn about precise designs, assembly techniques that minimise waste and modular outfits that create never-ending styles. We'll also dive into the ground-breaking new technologies that are moving fashion into the digital domain.


Building the Future with 5G | Thursday 16 July, 7 - 8pm BST

A new future is on the horizon. 5G will unlock step changes in industrial automation, healthcare, energy, transportation, and financial services, to name a few, in ways previously thought unfathomable.

Chief Product Officer of Newlab, Satish Rao, will moderate a discussion about the possibilities of 5G and how true industry collaboration enables sector-wide transformations.


Travel Industry: Virtual Wellness Retreat | Friday 17 July, 9am - 9pm BST

TravelMole & ACE Travel Management invite you to join us for a virtual wellness day hosted by Talent Courtyard. Join us for an informal, non-business day of looking after yourself and seeing your friends and colleagues. The proceeds of this event are going to the wonderful charity MIND for better mental health.


Path Forward Special Edition: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci | Friday 17 July, 4 - 5pm BST

This special edition of Path Forward will feature a deep-dive, live conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Path Forward, a series produced by the US Chamber Foundation, is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to execute a responsible reopening strategy and plan for a post-pandemic world.


South Africa Wellness Summit Online | Friday 17 July, 5pm BST

Take some time to focus on you! Our doTERRA South Africa Wellness Summit is here to help provide unique education on personal wellness that you can apply yourself and share with others. Listen as essential oil experts and field leaders dive into important tips surrounding mental and physical wellbeing.


Week of 20 July

Balancing the Brain: The Art of Negotiation | Monday 20 July, 10 - 10:45am BST

Join us for this talk on the different styles of negotiation and the 10 steps to mastering it.

Experienced leadership, management and personal development coach David McLaughlin will explain why striking a balance between your own needs and those of your stakeholders is one of the most common, everyday scenarios for professionals of all levels - and yet can often be one of the most challenging to deal with.


Disability Studies and Self-Advocacy in the Cultural Field | Wednesday 22 July, 10pm - 12am BST

This panel is designed to give participants historical perspective on disability rights with a focus on the roles of people with disabilities in the arts. 

Participants will learn from a diverse set of approaches to disability, challenge their perception of disability history and the pressing issues of today, and leave with tangible ideas to take back to cultural organisations. 


Building a More Sustainable, Resilient, Equitable, and Nourishing Food System | Wednesday 22 July - Thursday 23 July, 3 - 6pm BST

The Food Forum will be hosting a virtual workshop exploring the integration of the health, societal, economic and environmental effects and future needs of the food system. The main objective is to understand how to achieve a resilient food system in 2050 that provides access to safe and nutritious food with environmental and economic sustainability.


StudentBuild Summit 2020 | Thursday 23 July - Saturday 25 July, 8am - 8pm BST

StudentBuild Summit is the foremost ONLINE gathering of African most ambitious students all over the world. A gathering with the sole purpose to learn from and connect with world-class experts, obtain direct access to resources and opportunities in leadership, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and personal development.


Week of 20 July

Diversifying and Decolonising the Curriculum | Tuesday 21 July, 4:30 - 5:30pm BST

The Chartered College of Teaching is bringing together teachers from around the world to drive the change we need to benefit children and young people

Join Professor Paul Washington Miller (President, Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management), Naheeda Maharasingam (Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School) and Professor Dame Alison Peacock (Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching) in this webinar where we will explore anti-racism, de-colonising the curriculum, and approaches to build greater diversity across the profession.


Week of 27 July

A Black & British History: The Jamaican Slaves Who Abolished Slavery | Tuesday 28 July, 7 - 7:30pm BST

When researching his ancestry, Paul Crooks discovered hit great-great-great grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know what lay behind the decision to free the enslaved people of the Caribbean.

Paul will reveal what he researched about the forgotten history of the 'The Jamaican slaves who abolished history'. Join us for this online evening seminar/talk.


Week of 20 August

Artificial Intelligence: Discussing the Future of Work | Thursday 20 August, 10 - 11am BST

Senior business leaders, alumni and guests of the University are invited to join a discussion with Professor Donald Hislop, Director of People and Professor of Management at the University of Aberdeen Business School. Professor Hislop will discuss how Artificial Intelligence and automation may shape the future of work.


Invention-Con 2020 | Thursday 20 August - Saturday 22 August, 5 - 10pm BST

This year Invention-Con's theme is "Your IP: A power tool for building success. This event will bring together independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and intellectual property professionals to discuss how to use your IP to achieve success, learn about resources available to assist you throughout the innovation ecosystem and receive valuable information to assist with developing an IP strategy from IP and business experts.


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