#OYW2021 • Pre-Summit Networking Sessions

Starting in March, One Young World (OYW) has hosted monthly sessions for incoming Delegates. Led by members of the OYW Community, the sessions welcome incoming Delegates to OYW, provide an overview of the issues shaping the Munich 2021 Summit, and give them the opportunity to network with fellow Delegates from around the world. Each session features keynote speaker(s) before splitting off into breakout rooms.

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Session 5: #OYW2021 - What to Expect

The final pre-Summit sessions were led by the One Young World Summit Team who shared more information about the main elements of #OYW2021. This was the opportunity for Delegates to ask any of their burning questions ahead of the Summit.

The team hosted three sessions in line with the three modes of Summit attendance this year: in-person in Munich, in person at the USA Hub, and digitally via the OYW Digital Summit Platform.



In person, in Munich





Previous Sessions

Session 4: Connect with your regional Community

The One Young World Ambassador Community is made up of 12,000+ Ambassadors from 196+ countries working in every sector. To manage this network, the Community is divided into 6 regions which, in turn, are split into 27 Coordinating Regions.

This session gave Delegates the opportunity to connect with their local community, and build relationships with others who live in their city, country, or a neighbouring nation.

These sessions were hosted by One Young World's incredible team of Coordinating and Managing Ambassadors

World map

Asia, Australia and New Zealand


Africa and the Middle East


North America


Pacific Island Nations




Latin America and the Caribbean


Session 3: Speed-networking with fellow Delegates

One Young World Ambassador Simon Rodgers shared details about his own Summit experience and offered his top tips for getting the most out of the experience. Attendees then took part in a speed networking session with their fellow Delegates. This session was hosted by OYW's Community Director, Safoora Biglari.


Safoora Biglari
Simon Rodgers headshot

Session 2: The Issues Shaping #OYWMunich

During this session, Delegates had the opportunity to learn more about the Delegate Speaker process and the main themes headlining the #OYW2021 Agenda from OYW's Content Manager, Arietta Valmas. Attendees also heard from OYW Ambassadors and #OYW2018 Delegate Speakers Mary Helda Akongo and Caritta Seppä. Delegates were then split into breakout sessions to facilitate further discussion around this year’s Plenary Themes.


Caritta Seppa
Mary Helda headshot

Session 1: A Welcome from One Young World

Incoming Delegates were welcomed by One Young World’s Co-Founder, Kate Robertson who gave a keynote opening. Delegates were then split into random breakout rooms so they could get to know their peers. The session was hosted by One Young World Ambassador Dara Latinwo.


Dara Latinwo
Kate Robertson