In the leadup to the Summit, the OYW Community Team had to pause the weekly publishing of the roundup article. The community has of course been active over these past few weeks; check out the Ambassador news you may have missed.
and Libyan peacebuilder Ilwad Elman shortlisted to win the 2019 Peace Prize. Learn more Hajer Sharief here.
Politician of the Year winner,
, discussed issues facing South African women and society with the Duchess of Sussex. View photos Mbali Ntuli here. selected as the youth representative for the WWF Values Working Group. More information Brighton Kaoma here. wrote an article for Forbes about Ecofeminism. Read the article Bonnie Chiu here.
OYW Ambassadors attended an afternoon at Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa's home with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Photos
here. spoke at the Wharton Business School alongside former Rwandan Youth and ICT Minister, Jean Nsengimana. View the speakers Brighton Kaoma here.
MBE joined the Rugby Football League Board. Find more information Rimla Akhtar here. met the House Speaker of the House of Representatives to discuss the Venezuela humanitarian crisis. Learn more Liz Rebecca Alarcon here. was invited as a keynote speaker at the National Geographic Education Summit to speak on the topic of 'Where Education Meets Exploration'. Photos Kehkashan Basu here. Tunisian Ambassador, Aya Chebbi , briefed the UN Security Council on mobilising youth towards #SilencingtheGuns by 2020. More here .
Ambassadors in the News celebrated in article by #ExpandingHorizons: ' Dan Cook Business Aviation is innovative, forward-thinking and disruptive' 's work featured on IOL News in South Africa: ' Kriti Sharma These 3 trends point to SA's legacy of domestic abuse' ' new app featured in The Japan Times: ' Robin Takashi Lewis New app MyMizu aims to reduce plastic waste in Japan, one drink at a time' Kamolnan Chearavanont highlighted by CNN: ' The young Thai activist helping stateless orphans '
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, was awarded the 'Best Social Youth Enterprise' by Billions Act Hero Awards. Stephanie Carvajalino Further information. received Goalkeepers Awards at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's annual event during UN General Assembly week. More Aya Chebbi & Gregory Rockson here. featured on the list of 'The 100 Women Building America's Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses. View the list Catherine Mahugu here. , Sinead Burke and Bonita Sharma on the BBC's list of '100 inspiring and influential women from around the world' for 2019. Tabata Amaral and Ahmad Nabeel won the MIT Tech Review Innovators Under 35 Awards in MENA region. Read more Mohamed Labadi here & here. OYW Counsellor Sinead Burke won the Women of the Year Award, awarded by Irish Tatler. Photos here .
Events OYW Coordinating and Managing Ambassadors hosted 50+ pre-Summit events and meet-ups, including: Japan: Brazil: Australia: Kenya: Russia: The Netherlands: South Africa: Got some Ambassador news you'd like us to share? Please send it to . [email protected]