Thousands attend OYW's global digital events in June: A recap of what you've missed

Over the past few weeks, One Young World (OYW) Coordinating Ambassadors and partners have brought together thousands of young leaders on digital platforms to debate, exchange and propose solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Check out some of the events that have been happening over the past few weeks that you may have missed…

June 8-10: European Commission Peace Caucus

Building on OYW’s long-standing peace program with the European Commission and the success of the first Peace Caucus in Kigali, OYW brought together the most impactful peacebuilders under the age of 30 from Latin America for the digital OYW Bogotá Caucus on Peace and Reconciliation.

The Caucus’ main aims were to tackle peacekeeping and promote Ambassador projects in Latin America, focussing primarily on Colombia.

Attendees heard OYW Peace Ambassador Emerson Salguero speak on electoral processes and Emilio Rodríguez on how to be an ally for gender equality. The staff of the Center of Memory, Peace and Reconciliation also led a conversation and introduced a virtual exhibition.

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June 11: OYW North America: Discussion on Racial Injustice


An incredible lineup of OYW Ambassadors came together to facilitate a discussion on the steps our communities can take to become more supportive allies for racial justice.

The panel discussion was led by LaTrenda Sherrill (Lead Consultant, Common Cause Consultants), Aminka Belvitt (Co-founder, Wofemtech), Torin Perez (Executive Officer, Globally Bold LLC), Jamira Burley (Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education), Sharnay Hearn Davis (Founder, #SistersLiftingasWeClimb Network).

June 11: FinBiz2030: Building Resilience

OYW partnered with Chartered Accountants Worldwide to deliver the first ever digital event in the #Finbiz2030 series. More than 3000 attendees joined to hear from inspiring speakers such as OYW’s Co-Founder Kate Robertson; Michael Izza; Chairman, Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Kayvan Kian; Author of What is Water? How Young Leaders Can Thrive in an Uncertain World, Hauwa Ojeifo; Mental Health Coach & founder of Nigeria’s first mental health helpline, and Dr Raghu Appasani; Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, Mental Health Advocate. The discussion centered around leading with resilience and optimism in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and working together to create a more sustainable future.

June 12: Submitting a Successful One Young World Scholarship Application

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OYW’s Coordinating Ambassador for West/Central Africa, Tolulope Aina, hosted a Twitter Chat on the regional social media channels. OYW Ambassadors Sandra Ajaja and Funmilola Awosanya shared their knowledge and gave valuable advice on the Summit and scholarship application process.

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June 14: OYW Japan: Mini Salon Vol. 15

This event was hosted by OYW Coordinating Ambassador for Asia, Tsuyoshi Domoto. OYW Ambassador Mr. Takeda Hibiki spoke on the experiences of ethnic Koreans in Japan and their relatives in the Koreas.

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June 19: Facing Covid19: How A Nigerian Startup Helps Its Community During Crisis

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OYW partnered with the Asia School of Business for this digital event. The talk was led by entrepreneur Luther Lawoyin, founder of the Nigerian e-commerce food corporation PricePally. Luther shared his experiences building a company in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and how he’s leveraging technology to serve the 1 billion people in Africa’s burgeoning digital economy.

June 25: Racism in Colombia

This event was a collaboration between One Young World, Cartas Por La Sanación, Global Shapers and HCSS and focused on the historical roots of racism in Colombia. Speakers included coordinator of the Bochinche foundation Jefferson Tenorio, historian and researcher Maria Isabel Mena, MIT fellow and Doctor in biotechnology Hugo Caicedo, presenter Liliana Valencia, Harvard researcher Yesenia Olaya and leader of the Bahía Solana producer network Lina Vargas. The event was moderated by OYW Ambassador Leonardo Párraga.

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June 30: Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

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The Diversity and Inclusion Workshop marked the first ever OYW All-Americas meet up, with participants joining from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and the US. Led by CA for Canada, Kristyna Spooner and CA for Central America, Selva Montealegre, the workshop acknowledged current racial discrimination issues and celebrated OYW’s LGBT+ community.

Attendees heard from Mariana Carvalho, who spoke about the BLM movement and shared her journey to supporting this critical issue in Brazil and the US, and Canadian Olympic athlete, Eric D Mitchell, who shared his own experiences as part of the LGBT+ community and as well as the evolution of Pride throughout the years.


OYW Coordinating Ambassadors also hosted a number of regional meetups in June, including...

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Upcoming Events

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July 18

OYW Shine A Light | Monthly Panel Series

One Young World Shine a Light Ambassador series highlights the work of Ambassadors in different countries on a particular SDG to bring together young people working towards a common goal, show the work Ambassadors are undertaking and connect young people across different regions.

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July 18

Every weekend in July: join the Brazil Caucus

Organizado pelo time de embaixadores do Brasil, o One Young World Brazil Caucus 2020 será realizado de forma online abrangendo 5 diferentes temas, como Crise de Refugiados, Inovação para Sustentabilidade no Agronegócio, Desafios da Educação, Representatividade de Gênero e Economia Responsável.

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21 July

Webinar: Getting young leaders on boards

Whether you want to supercharge your leadership skills, build new skills or give back to your local community or an issue you're passionate about, there are so many reasons to volunteer as a trustee on a charity board. But many young people don't know where to start. That's where Getting on Board comes in.

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