One Young World Summit 2013 Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions at the Sandton Convention Centre


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On Saturday, the Summit’s final day, delegates broke into smaller groups, for which they have pre-registered, based on special interests. In response to feedback last year, the Breakout Sessions aligned with each Plenary Session topic. These Sessions were developed and led by Ambassadors and delegates who are active in the respective areas in order to foster productive workgroups and lasting connections. The remainder of Saturday’s Breakouts, which will be hosted by Counsellors and other experts, are largely focused on delivering practical advice and useful tools.


Media Freedom with Mail & Guardian

Led by Mail & Guardian and AMH owner, Trevor Ncube, this panel session will examine freedom of speech and the developing media landscape. In preparation, Mail & Guardian has conducted a survey entitled ‘Africa:& what do you want from your journalists?’


Ten Essential Lessons with Doug Richard
The School for Startups founder will lead a session for entrepreneurs based on the questions every business must be able to answer in order to launch and grow.


How to Deliver Social Impact in a Large Corporation with Barclays

Ambassadors and delegates from Barclays will share tangible examples of launching social change programmes from inception to senior leader buy-in. Delegates will be able to get direct feedback on how to make their business plans a reality.

Digital Economy – Friend or Foe?
Ambassadors and delegates from Telefónica will probe the opportunities and challenges presented by a digital economy, and using tangible examples will focus on women and technology, digital entrepreneurship, and the digital divide.


The Essential Skill with Decoded
Digital enlightenment organisation Decoded will lead a working group on how to use the power of technology as a liberating and democratising tool and will demystify computer code.


How to Collaborate with Ron Garan

The NASA astronaut will lead a workshop session on the principles of collaboration, encapsulating best practice examples and potential pitfalls.


HIV and AIDS – Delivering Safety

A workshop exploring the ways in which responsible sexual practices and education can reduce HIV infection, and the role of business in helping deliver successful outcomes.


One Young World Debate chaired by Carole Stone

A panel of delegates will hold a formal debate on a topic to be selected by a vote prior to the Summit.


Breakout Sessions in the City of Johannesburg


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The City of Johannesburg and the One Young World Summit 2013 Advisory Board worked with and enlisted the support of numerous local partners and iconic venues to provide a range of interesting, informative and inspirational sessions in the Johannesburg area. Following these sessions, delegates attended community dinners, which provided an opportunity for them to engage with a local community members at venues outside the Sandton Convention Centre.


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Adopt-a-School Foundation: Changing the face of education in South Africa
at Olifanstvlei Primary School


Africa’s Orgins and Potential
at Origins Centre


Agriculture & Sustainability – Tunnel Farming
at Kwabhekilanga Secondary School


Banking on Change
at Barclays Africa


Changing lives through education
at Siemens HQ


Communicating social innovation in Africa
at Waggner Edstrom


Conservation and Endangerment
at Anglo Gold- Johannesburg Zoo


Freedom & Democracy With Ahmed Kathrada
at Lilliesleaf Farm


Grassroot Soccer – Using soccer in the fight against HIV
at Nike Soweto Football Centre


Joburg past, present and future
at Hector Pieterson Museum


at The Campus – Twickenham Building


Leading the digital world
at MTN Group Limited Innovation Center


Limitless Youth: Doing It Against All Odds 1
at NQ Jewellery


Limitless Youth: Doing It Against All Odds 2
at Kliptown Youth Programme


Moving from Philanthropy to Partnership
at Golden Ark Orphanage


One Africa
at Carlton Tower – The Top of Africa


Role of Youth in implementation of the NDP
at Johannesburg Art Gallery – TBC


Shanduka Black Umbrellas' Johannesburg Incubator
at African Heritage Society House


Stock Exchanges in Africa
at Johannesburg Stock Exchange


Sustainable mobility solutions in emerging countries
at Soweto Hotel


The Cradle Of Humankind
at Maropeng – Cradle of Humankind


The Importance of Fostering High-Impact Entrepreneurs


The role of youth civic participation in strengthening democracies
at Constitution Hill


Understanding the South African Dichotomy
at Gordon Institute of Business Science


Youth Unemployment & Regeneration
at The Open