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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

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Week of 27 April

Monday 27 April. Aspen Initiative UK: The Future of Museums. 17:00 BST 

Dr Tristram Hunt - Director of V&A


Tuesday 28 April. Aspen Initiative UK: The Future of International Institutions. 17:00 BST

  • Yara Bayoumy - National Security Editor, The Atlantic
  • Mark Malloch Brown - former Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff, the UN
  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind - former Foreign Secretary


Wednesday 29 April: Virtual AUYCS on COVID-19 Webinar. 2:00 PM (GMT+3)

Dr. Solomon A Dersso is the chairperson of the African Commission on Human & People's Rights! You are welcome to join us as we talk Human Rights & COVID-19.


Wednesday 29 April: WeAreTheCity - Sustaining in the Face of COVID-19 & Beyond with Dr Aarti Anhal | 12:00-12:45 GMT

About: Aarti Anhal is a resilience coach who runs a consultancy that strives to help make organizations prepared for the uncertainties of the future. This webinar focuses on the emotional strategies women need to help them stay resilient and thrive over the coming months.


Wednesday 29 April. Aspen Initiative UK: The Future of Feminism.  17:00 BST

Helen Lewis - Staff Writer at The Atlantic and author of Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights


Thursday 30 April: Brand Innovators - Direct to Consumer | 3:00 PM EST

About: How to drive growth through digital channels.


Thursday 30 April 2020: Remote Services: Career Development Practice in Unprecedented Times | 12:00 PM EDT

Remote services are now essential to meet the career development and job search needs of clients. Explore evidence-based approaches for designing and delivering remote career development services that blend a variety of technologies. This free webinar will discuss possibilities and ethics for transitioning to remote operations. It will also explore effective design of remote services and strategies to meaningfully engaging clients.


Thursday 30 April: EADTU-EU ONLINE Summit "Digital Transformation and Innovation in Education" | 09:30 - 12:00 CEST

The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) is Europe's leading institutional association in online, open and flexible higher education, and is at the hear of the moderisation agenda of European universities.


Thursday 30 April: Contagious Cities: Facing and Understanding the Pandemic | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (BST)

Are we ready to face the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak? Do we know how microbes, migration and metropolises cohabitate or relate to each other? Can we tap into the artistic and cultural creativity to better understand the global infectious diseases or even investigate how they travel across urban and human borders?


Friday 1 May: Brand Innovators - MarTech AdTech | 2:00 PM EST

About: Marketing innovation featuring commentary from Walgreens and EA.


Friday 1 May: General Assembly - Creating Confidence and Fearlessness in Uncertain Times: How to Create a Supportive Mindset while Job-Seeking | 11:00 - 12:00 (EDT)

During this interactive session, participants will learn how to overcome fear, develop a long-term supportive mindset, and now to take productive steps to gain confidence in new tech industry skills.


Friday 1 May: General Assembly - Project Management Workshop | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Whether you're a designer, a developer, or an entrepreneur who's looking to get your own company off the ground, knowing how to efficiently lead a team and complete a project is an essential element of success.


Friday 1 May: General Assembly - Customer Journey Mapping | 11:AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Participants of this workshop will learn:

  • Where and how to find the necessary data and research inputs to customer journey maps
  • Proven consumer journey map design methodologies used for major brands and products
  • How to implement consumer journey maps as shown by real business case studies


Friday 1 May: General Assembly - Intro to Data Analytics | Livestream | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

In this online introductory workshop, you'll learn to ask the right questions of your data, while learning basic analytic functionality in Google Sheets.


Friday 1 May: You Are What You Wear - Moving away from fast fashion | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (NZST)

Hosted by: Sustainable Business Network

Join the slow fashion movement and reality check your wardrobe!


Friday 1 May - Sunday 3 May: Hackathon - Creating a more sustainable world after COVID-19 | 1:00 PM (CEST)

Finding innovative solutions together to build a more sustainable world for tomorrow. Bring your talent and your positive energy to take on the challenge now!


Week of May 4

Tuesday 5 May: WeAreTheCity - Be Seen; Be Heard Make an Impact with Susan Heaton-Wright TIme | 12:00 PM - 12:45 (PM) GMT

About: Susan is a communications expert and creator of the Superstar Communicator methodology. Her seminar will focus on virtual communication and how workforces can communicate more effectively online. She will also give participants the tools they need to express their ideas and make an impact when they communicate.


Thursday 7 May: Managing National Crisis Webinar | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (AEST)

Join our panel of experts in a live webinar as they discuss how Australia manages crisis at the policy level.


Friday 8 May: General Assembly - Intro to UX Design | Livestream | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

During this introductory workshop, explore the decision-making process that dictates how users interact with digital products and see why businesses of all stripes have put out the call for UX talent.


Week of May 11

Monday 11 May: 2020 World Medical Innovation Forum Virtual Gathering | 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

The World Forum virtual gathering will feature cutting edge topics, including how AI is being used to fight COVID-19.


Tuesday 12 May: Tech Inclusion Global summit: The Next Wave of Leadership | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (GMT)

The Tech Inclusion Global Summit connects the next wave of tech leaders from all over the world. Join us as we discuss leadership & professional growth, allyship & culture, emerging industry trends, the future of work, and more!


Tuesday 12 May - Wednesday 13 May: Open Banking World Congress 2020 | 08:30 AM - 5:00 PM (BST)

Hear from senior innovators taking the next steps in the open banking (OpenX) journey.


Tuesday 12 May - Thursday 14 May: The Global Boardroom by Financial Times in partnership with TNW | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (BST)

Join us for three days of live online conversations with senior global decision-makers and leading minds in policy and business.


Week of May 25

Wednesday 27 May: ProductCon: The Product Management Conference | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

ProductCon is the largest product management conference series in the world. The speaker lineup features product leaders from Google, Slack, Amazon, Airbnb, Netflix, Facebook and more.



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