Live Agenda 2019

 

9.30am - 4.00pm
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Registration

An opportunity to network with fellow One Young World delegates in the Exhibition areas Fleming and Whittle, Floor 3

Exhibition Opens

Exhibition Area at 10.00am

12.00pm - 4.00pm
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Stage Content Open

Content will run consecutively across three QEII stages on the ground and third floor from midday until 16:00hrs.

Click on the stage names below to view your options. The time of each session can be found on the app.

12.00pm

Making the most of your time at the One Young World Summit 2019 London

Charlie Oliver first attended One Young World in 2013, and has been involved ever since. This session will give you insights into what Charlie has learnt over the years, and give you some tips and advice on how you can make the most of your time at the One Young World Summit 2019 London.... and beyond!

Young Leadership Alliance Forum 2019: Advocacy

As part of One Young World's mission to convene the world's young leaders, we also host an annual meeting of other organisations in the field of youth leadership. This year the Forum is held on 21 October, and we are bring the Advocacy panel to you the next day. The theme of this session is "Advocacy – Youth Participation in decision making. There is more than one way to engage!"

Defining Success to Measure Impact

Measuring the impact of social initiatives is crucial to determining their success. But how do we know whether our work has created an impact? Drawing on her experience of analysing the impact of over 100 One Young World Ambassador-led projects, impact measurement specialist Fathma Khalid will share best practice on how to approach impact measurement for both new and established initiatives.

2020: A super year for the Global Goals: what will you do to drive action?

2020 will be a make or break year for the Global Goals. 5 years in, with 10 to go it is crucial to rejuvenate action, awareness and accountability to make sure the Goals are achieved. To do that we need to be able to communicate effectively about what the Goals are, why they matter and what needs to be done to achieve them. In this session, Alice Macdonald the Campaigns Director at Project Everyone will talk about a new super campaign forming for people and planet and explore 10 ways to take action in 2020 focussing on the power of communication and creativity to drive change.

12.00pm

Creating Collisions: How to make the most of your network & during the OYW Summit & beyond

James Eder, a one Young World Ambassador, is a Super-connector with over 10,000 people in his network over the last 15 years. People do business with people and the ability to network and collaborate are essential for success today. Join James in this high energy session where's he'll uncover some myths, give you some tips and tricks and set you up buzzing for success. 

Young Leadership Alliance Forum 2019: Community

As part of One Young World's mission to convene the world's young leaders, we also host an annual meeting of other organisations in the field of youth leadership. This year the Forum is held on 21 October, and we are bring the Advocacy panel to you the next day. The theme of this session is "Community - How to build an engaged community."

Turning Ideas Into Action

Join 16-time award-winning entrepreneur, thought leader and speaker, Kelly Lovell, who will she her insights into how you can take your ideas and turn them into action

Defining Success to Measure Impact

Measuring the impact of social initiatives is crucial to determining their success. But how do we know whether our work has created an impact? Drawing on her experience of analysing the impact of over 100 One Young World Ambassador-led projects, impact measurement specialist Fathma Khalid will share best practice on how to approach impact measurement for both new and established initiatives.

4.00pm
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Departures

5.30pm - 8.00pm
Royal Albert Hall

Opening Ceremony

The One Young World Opening Ceremony marks the official beginning of the One Young World Summit 23 – 25 October and will be hosted at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, built at the behest of Queen Victoria for her late husband, Prince Albert. The concert hall will host 5,000 guests and will welcome One Young World Delegates to London. The Opening Ceremony is a celebration the with cultural entertainment, keynote speeches from global figures, and the Flag Bearing Ceremony featuring Delegates representing 190+ countries and sets the tone for the rest of the Summit.

8.00pm - 11.00pm
Natural History Museum

Delegates Dinner

Opening Dinner will take place on 22 October in the Natural History Museum, one of London’s most iconic buildings and a centre of pioneering scientific research, education and conservation.
The purpose of the dinner is to provide One Young World Delegates with the opportunity to network and to celebrate the start of the Summit.

Wednesday 23rd October

08:00
Central Hall Westminster

Founders' welcome

Lead2030 - working towards the SDG's

In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious road map to create a better world by 2030. From ending extreme poverty to protecting our oceans, the Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious plan to create a sustainable future. To make this future a reality, we need a generation of young leaders who are meaningfully engaged with the Global Goals and are working purposefully to achieve them.

One Young World partners have committed $500,000 to support and scale the world's most impactful youth-led initiatives. This initiative launched in The Hague and formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the first coalition of global businesses working together to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake introduces the effect of this initiative after its first year. 

Be courageous, be curious

The world faces many challenges that we will need to solve together. As a (future) leader, what can you do to make this world a better place? What will your impact be? What will you do? How can we do more, faster, together?

Too little, too late, can we save the Ocean from plastic?

The oceans are our life support system and if they fail we fail. The oceans are in critical condition. They are being exploited from over fishing , polluted with plastic and warming from carbon emissions.
We cannot solve the climate crisis without solving the ocean crisis first.

Entrepreneur and Marine Conservationist, Chris Gorell-Barnes talks about how we can solve this crisis through marine protection and restoration and in doing so secure global goal 14. Chris introduces Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch, who shares his incredible journey of the Sky Ocean Rescue plan - #PassOnPlastic

Partnerships' impact on growing young talent

Responsibility in times of transformation

At last year’s summit, Peter Schwarzenbauer argued that that a company’s long-term right to exist depends on the ability to reflect on the role of business and the authentic articulation of purpose to actively shape the future we want to live in. This year, he takes purpose to the next level: What are the main trends that are challenging todays economy? How can big companies help to solve todays problems and simultaneously shape their profile to exist also in the future?

Solving the dual challenge

The world faces a dual challenge: the need to reduce carbon emissions to net zero, while providing the increasing energy necessary for the world to continue to grow and prosper. Any sustainable path for the global energy system requires both challenges to be met: the need for more energy, and less carbon, as set out in the Paris Agreement. BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley and chief economist Spencer Dale illustrate this problem and examine the role that energy companies, governments, and society, can play in meeting this challenge.

BP is excited to join the conversation - watch here

Oneness of Humanity - an Interfaith discussion

Moderated by One Young World Counsellor Mohamed Amersi, the One Young World Interfaith Dialogue will convene global leaders from a wide range of faith communities around the world. Addressing our global audience of young leaders, all from different beliefs, religions, cultures and traditions, the faith leaders will share their insights on the significance of interfaith cooperation and the strength of unity. This session will also explore achieving pluralism in our incredibly diverse but interdependent world and how accepting the oneness of humanity is key to just, peaceful and inclusive societies.​

11.15am
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Networking break

Catering Starts

Workshops

The workshop programme will run throughout the whole Summit, and you are able to attend only one of these workshops. You can select a workshop during your registration. It is important that you attend the workshop you select as this is where your refreshments will be served.

Click on the stage names below to view your options. The time of each session can be found on the app.

11.51am

Q&A Bob Dudley and Spencer Dale

Following the "Solving the dual challenge" session, join Bob Dudley, Chief Executive of BP, and Spencer Dale, Chief Economist BP, for Q&A

Debate - Climate action: Not business as usual

Join as Delegates from BP debate with climate activists whether oil & gas companies can effectively advance the lower carbon energy transition as they are currently acting.

The question being debated will be ‘Can oil & gas companies effectively advance the lower carbon energy transition as they are currently acting?’

The session will be moderated by Michael Hayman MBE. Entrepreneur, author, interviewer & Co-Founder of Seven Hills.

11.51am

Destination Zero

Jaguar Land Rover is transforming today for tomorrow. It's vision is a world of sustainable, smart mobility: Destination Zero. With the help of the World Car Of The Year 2019, the all-electric I-PACE they are driving towards a future of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.

Lead2030 Showcase Session - RB & SOCHAI | Standard Chartered & Built Accounting

Lead2030 Showcase Featuring: AstraZeneca & ADVIN | RB & Tierra Grata

11.51pm

A special Q&A with...

Hans Reitz, Lamiya Morshed, and Nobel Peace Laureate & Founder of the Grameen Bank, Professor Muhammad Yunus 

In conversation with Hussain Manawar

 Following his performance last night, join Hussain to find out more about his work and activism

Africa: The Challenges

A discussion with the challenges and opportunities facing Africa, with Thuli Madonsela and Caroline Mutoko

An Audience with Fernando Montaño

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Room name: Cambridge

Hosted by: Colombian Delegation

Fernando Montaño is a Colombian dancer and Soloist of The Royal Ballet. Fernando studied at the Colombian and Cuban National Ballet schools and graduated into Cuban National Ballet in 2004.
He has twice won Personality of the Year award at the LUKAS Awards (2013, 2014), celebrating prominent Latin figures in the UK. His other awards include prizes at the International Ballet Contest, Havana, a Citation of Honor (New York) and an honour from the President of Colombia. He has modelled for Vivienne Westood and choreographed and danced Alchemy for her Banqueting House catwalk show in 2008. Fernando is also a patron of the charity Children of the Andes, an organisation that he helped in arranging the charity galas ‘Fernando and Friends’.

 

How do we better engage the youth on one of the world’s biggest but largely unknown planetary health issues?

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Room name: Victoria

Hosted by: Centrient Pharmaceuticals and GSK

The issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now seen as one of the biggest threats to planetary health, on a scale similar to climate change. Studies show that the youth are the highest users of antibiotics and are more likely than other age groups to take them for infections that do not need antibiotics. This workshop is an exciting opportunity for you to actively shape how pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders engage young people in combating AMR.

People, the environment and inspiring behaviour change: what makes us tick?

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Roon name: Albert

Hosted by: Hubbub

Despite increased awareness about the impact that our current lifestyle is having on the planet, most of us carry on our lives as normal. This workshop will look at how people make decisions, how we can use behavioural insights and design thinking to engage people, and how we can change behaviour on environmental issues.

Positive partnering for positive peace

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Room name: Gielgud

Hosted by: London School of Economics and Institute for Economics and Peace

How can we adapt international development goals to local situations? How can diverse stakeholders from the private, public and civil society sectors work together? This workshop will provide you with concrete tools to address complex peacebuilding challenges in your day-to-day environments, and to establish effective partnerships with diverse stakeholders.

Can AI help the World?

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Room name: Redgrave & Burton

Hosted by: AI Foundation

AI has the potential to be dangerous, yes - but the future of our world will depend on its use! Could AI save the world, starting with you? Join AI Foundation for a session focused on practical applications of Artificial Intelligence for good. Discussion will centre around the work of One Young World delegates in attendance, and ways AI could pitch in & help. You will be given the tools to create your very own AI “Mindtwin”, for immediate use!

Resiliency for Change Makers: How to adapt, recover, and grow in an always-on world

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Room name: Olivier

Hosted by: Johnson & Johnson

Knowing how to adapt, recover, and grow in the face of adversity is what fuels your ability to be a young, resilient, and impactful change maker – now and in the future. Join Johnson & Johnson to explore how you can build the resilience of yourself and your community in today’s fast paced and complex world.

The biggest global health emergency you’ve probably never heard of - and how to solve it

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Room name: Windsor

Hosted by: The Wellcome Trust

Antibiotics are one of the great success stories of modern medicine, adding on average 20 years to our lifespan. But what if they stopped working? That’s a reality already facing all countries across the world, where drug-resistant superbugs are spreading and causing untreatable infections, and it’s getting worse. It’s estimated that by 2050, drug-resistant infections will claim the lives of an estimated 10m people a year.

But we can turn the tide against this threat. In this participatory session, leading global health charity The Wellcome Trust invite you to discover the threat superbugs pose to our future, and the role you can play in helping solve this growing health crisis.

Making rights a reality with young human rights defenders

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Room name: Mountbatten

Hosted by: Amnesty International

This workshop will be led by a team of youth activists and staff from across Amnesty International’s global movement. Through interactive activities, you will explore the role that human rights play in your lives by drawing on and sharing experiences when you have stood up for something you believe in. The workshop will feature testimonies from young human rights defenders themselves, and will culminate in a unified campaign action that all participants can partake in together.

1.35pm
Central Hall Westminster

Climate Change, Human Rights and Me

Join Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Kumi Naidoo, and youth activist Jaime Wong as they discuss one of the biggest issues facing us today - climate change. Together they will explore why climate justice is a human rights issue, how young people are claiming spaces and exercising their right to protest, and how climate change is affecting each of us.

Passion and Profession for the Environment

Environmental protection is the key framework and the basis of both our everyday business and personal life.The mission of the Audi Environmental Foundation is to combine innovation and environment for a livable future.The core of all our projects is passion, to inspire and to activate people to take part and to become part of the solution:Audi has to live up to its name – meaning “to listen” in Latin.

How can saving the most endangered species on earth help save the planet?

SDG 15 - Life on Land and the protection of the species of our planet. Supermodel and philanthropist Doutzen Kroes introduces primatologist & anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall who speaks about her lifelong career working with some of the most endangered species on earth and the balance between the treatment of animals and the health of the planet.

Ellie Goulding’s: the greatest story is now

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding knows how to connect. She was recently recognised by the music industry having secured the most entries for any British female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this century. Overall her songs and videos secure billions of streams worldwide. She is also an environmental activist, formally acknowledged in the UN Environment Global Ambassador role she has held since 2017, but privately held as a passion since childhood. In this exclusive address to One Young World she tells the story of how she built the confidence to speak out on the climate emergency, to hang out with some of the greatest scientists working in Earth Science today and why she felt moved to ask more questions on behalf of her fans. Today, wherever possible, Ellie shares her platform and stage with activists and climate scientists. She considers them the heroes of her generation. ‘My time on earth coincides with an extraordinary group of people facing down threat and opportunity. It would be weird if that didn’t move me!’ she says. In this session Ellie represents Global Goal 13, and makes a powerful argument for us to listen and connect and tell the great stories of change and opportunity, and why sometimes the Earth needs a meme!

Building Resilience for a Domino Effect of Change

Mental health challenges continue to have a devastating impact on individuals, families, communities and economies globally. Chronic mental illnesses are particularly harmful for youth as effects can last a lifetime, resulting in loss of hope, productivity and economic growth. Yet, varying stigmas and perceptions of mental illness across cultures prevent people from getting the care they need. Mental health is particularly essential to building resilience. And resilience, the ability to adapt, recover and grow in the face of adversity, is what enables change makers to maximize their impact and well-being. As a long-time advocate and expert, Johnson & Johnson is committed to be a leader in the next chapter in mental health and building resilient leaders on the front lines of care. Hear how the Company is building a network of resilient change makers who are the heart of healthy communities, generating a domino effect changing the trajectory of health for humanity.

PLENARY - Planetary Health; how is climate change endangering our health?

Our Planetary Health Plenary Session is themed: “Planetary Health; how is climate change endangering our health?”

Air pollution is killing 7 million a year and harming billions more.

Not only is it fuelling climate change and destroying planetary health, it is creating a public health “time bomb”. Until we stop poisoning the planet, we will continue to make humans ill.

Nine out of ten of the world’s children are breathing toxic air, the World Health Organisation revealed last October. The WHO study found that 600,000 children were dying annually from respiratory infection.

Urbanisation is exacerbating the problem. Unesco predicts that by 2030 5 billion people (61% of the world’s population) will live in cities. This migration is being increased by climate change, which is having a profound impact on human health.

From direct effects caused by floods, droughts, and heatwaves through to indirect effects such as bad harvests and poor water quality, climate change is a major contributor to heart and lung disease, malnutrition and mental illness.

Among the One Young World community, 76% believe this generation will leave the planet in a better state than it is currently. Our Ambassador projects tackle air pollution in Africa, through the use of smokeless briquettes for cooking, to maintaining clean and sustainable water supplies in rural Peru. Schemes have educated 1,674,953,868 on environmental sustainability and impacted 1,342,595 people in getting access to physical and mental health services.

Can young leaders find new ways to protect people from illness by first curing our stricken planet?

4.25pm
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Networking break

Workshops

The workshop programme will run throughout the whole Summit, and you are able to attend only one of these workshops. You can select a workshop during your registration.

Click on the stage names below to view your options. The time of each session can be found on the app.

5.47pm

ONE YOUNG Kenya for a healthier WORLD

What accounts for 63% of deaths across the world and is largely preventable?

Come along to hear from AstraZeneca Young Health Programme manager Danor Ajwang, and Mary Mochama, an inspirational young woman working to ensure young people across Kibera, Kenya and beyond, are empowered with the information and knowledge to not become a part of the 63%.

Danor and Mary will share their experiences working in challenging contexts weaving vital health messages through innovative approaches to education, impacting over 65,000 young people in Kenya.

Danor, Mary and young people like her, are core to the success of the Young Health Programme, a global philanthropic initiative promoting youth health, which to date has reached over 3 million people across 26 countries. 

Our Planet Can Be Saved

The issues facing our planet today - social, political and economic continue to evade solutions from Governing institutions. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots offers an alternative outlook through its resourceful environmental and humanitarian projects, inspiring legions of the next generations towards a healthier and more sustainable future.

5.47pm

Acting fast, saving lives: building a new humanitarian movement

Natural disasters, epidemics, conflict, and climate change. Lives are on the line like never before, and aid agencies need to act fast. The Disasters Emergency Committee unites 14 leading UK aid charities, including the Red Cross and Oxfam, to raise funds collectively at times of humanitarian crisis in poorer countries. Our successful model of collaborative action needs to respond to a changing media landscape; find out how you can help us build a new movement of ‘digital first responders’ who mobilise online communities to raise awareness and funds when humanitarian catastrophe strikes.

Me, you, us and them: working together to improve health

Me, you, us and them: Working together to improve health provides insights into the people and partnerships behind biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. It takes a look at how Gilead operates to ensure their medicines reach people living with life threatening disease around the world and draws on Gilead’s vision of creating partnerships for societal change to improve health.’

Ambassadors in Action with Elio Leoni Sceti

One Young World Ambassadors from around the world are working initiatives to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Leading by example, One Young World Ambassadors explain the ways in which they used previous experiences at the One Young World summit to launch initiatives within the companies. The case studies demonstrate the ways in which this year‘s cohort of delegates can convert the inspiration they gain in London into meaningful impact.

4.47pm

Q&A: Planetary Health - How is climate change endangering our health?

Join the speakers from the "Planetary Health - How is climate change endangering our health?" plenary, for a question and answer session

Reproductive Health and Rights. Are we facing a public health crisis?

Q&A with Kumi Naidoo

Following on from "Climate Change, Human Rights and Me", join Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General of Amnesty International, to cotinue the discussion

Social Mobility: The power of collaboration between corporates and third sector

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Room name: Gielgud

Hosted by: MUFG

How can corporates reach out to the local communities to support young people in the highest poverty areas in London? This workshop is a collaborative approach between MUFG and Mentoring Works to raise aspirations and equip the next generation of young people with the right skills and experiences for a better chance to succeed in life.

Driving change within large corporations: how to drive change and influence from the bottom up

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Room name: Olivier

Hosted by: RB

It can be hard to enact change from the lower levels of large organisations and so this workshop will equip you with the tools to take everything you will learn at One Young World, back into the workplace to drive the purpose agenda and become true ambassadors for change. The workshop be facilitated by past One Young World Ambassadors who have since set up a council of purpose-driven young leaders within RB, and who will share their personal experiences within RB.

Can AI help the World?

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Room name: Redgrave & Burton

Hosted by: AI Foundation

AI has the potential to be dangerous, yes - but the future of our world will depend on its use! Could AI save the world, starting with you? Join AI Foundation for a session focused on practical applications of Artificial Intelligence for good. Discussion will centre around the work of One Young World delegates in attendance, and ways AI could pitch in & help. You will be given the tools to create your very own AI “Mindtwin”, for immediate use!

How to discover your purpose

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Room name: Victoria

Hosted by: BP

Why does your organisation really exist and what role does it play in society? By attending this workshop, you’ll learn about the benefits of purpose and how to influence your organisations to become purpose driven, and leave inspired and equipped with the tools you need to answer that question!

Temperature check

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Room name: Windsor

Hosted by: The Wellcome Trust

Created by Coney and commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, you will take part in an immersive game which aims to spark change in planetary health. The game will place you in the seat of political power with the ability to make decisions that can both mitigate climate impacts and improve the health of your citizens. By exploring planetary health concepts within a game environment, you will gain a better understanding of the relationship between the climate crisis and health, and how "win-win" solutions can be adopted.

Expanding access to medicines and healthcare in your community

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Room name: Albert

Hosted by: Novartis

We will bring together delegates from different industries, disciplines and economies to find smart solutions to improve access to medicines and healthcare and design learning experiences so you can identify and address challenges related to the topic in your communities.

Guardians to Secure a Healthy Planet for All

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Room name: Mountbatten

Hosted by: InterAction Council

We are at the threshold of a sixth mass extinction, and stand at a critical juncture of history. Over the next decade, we are the generation that holds the responsibility to reverse the epidemic explosion of carbon emissions and to urgently stabilise the risks from runaway climate change. This workshop outlines the “Manifesto to Secure a Healthy Planet for All”, which calls for emergency action, and how to become a Guardian for a Healthy Planet.

6.30pm
Central Hall Westminster

Michael Møller and Douglas Booth in conversation

UN Perceptions Michael Møller, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the 12th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva in conversation with Actor Douglas Booth who has been a UNHCR Supporter since 2015 helping to raise awareness and funds for refugees and advocating for their rights. In a world increasingly shaped by climate change, poverty and conflict, the SDGs cannot be achieved without taking into account the rights and needs of refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. Michael and Douglas discuss the UN's role in helping these displaced people.

Bob Geldof keynote

Bob Geldof is a singer, songwriter, author, and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats, and today is widely recognised for his activism, particularly his anti-poverty efforts in Africa. Friend to One Young World and one of our very first Counsellors, attending the Summit in London in 2010. Bob delivers his impactful opening address.​

Politician of the Year

The Politician of the Year Award was established last year to celebrate the most impressive and impactful politicians aged 35 and under. The 2019 shortlist exemplifies the outstanding achievements of young leaders who have infiltrated the old guard of politics worldwide. From that list of 20 exceptional politicians, the expert judging panel have selected five honourees for their outstanding leadership. The winners are Juan Guaidó, Mbali Ntuli, Thórdís Gylfadóttir, Hervé Berville and Magid Magid.

Thursday 24th October

8.00am
Central Hall Westminster

David & Kate Welcome Brief

Ambassadors in Action

Leading by example, One Young World Ambassadors from various sectors explain the ways in which they used their previous experiences at One Young World Summits to launch these initiatives within their companies and the wider community. The case studies demonstrate the ways in which this year's cohort of delegates can take the inspiration they gain in London and turn it into meaningful impact.

Towards a world without packaging waste

With plastic waste threatening the health of our oceans, rethinking the way we use and conserve the earth’s resources is crucial. We need to move urgently towards a world where a circular economy thrives and plastic is seen as a valuable resource. James Quincey, CEO of Coca-Cola, is determined that Coca-Cola play a leading role in eliminating packaging waste. He will explain how the company is working to collect and reuse a bottle or can for every one that it sells, and of the innovation, collaboration and partnerships that will make this possible.

Keynote: Juergen Maier

Juergen Maier CBE, CEO Siemens plc, explores how businesses that want to flourish in the Fourth Industrial Revolution must embrace inclusive, sustainable capitalism. And what the Future of Work means for employees.

Don't Change Yourself, Change the Game

Halima Aden

Linking Business & Education

The majority of the world’s young people are living in developing countries. Many of those young people live in contexts characterized by high levels of job uncertainty and ambiguity, and where formal jobs are scarce and even informal jobs are difficult to find. Addressing these complex challenges requires the identification of innovative and inclusive growth opportunities in an integrated manner. Therefore, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Tijmen Rooseboom as an ‘Ambassador Youth, Education and Work’. He will address the need for an integrated approach where education is reformed to 21st century needs so that young people become agile for what the future of work might bring and he will address businesses that hiring young people can bring innovation and growth to one’s company. The main way for growth to improve living standards and reduce poverty rates is through rising labor incomes in sectors where skill development and technological learning promote more productivity growth which in turn can lead to more jobs. This is particularly important if we want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Those global goals aim to end extreme poverty, halt climate change, and fight inequality. And that requires us to address the root causes of socioeconomic issues. Young people’s ideas, innovations and entrepreneurial projects are therefore crucial in order to achieve the SDG’s by 2030.

An Introduction to Professor Muhammad Yunus and Achieving the Three Zeros

Hans Reitz and Lamiya Morshed introduce Nobel Peace Laureate & Founder of the Grameen Bank, Professor Muhammad Yunus and introduce his mission to eradicate three unintended and harmful after effects of unrestrained capitalism and how he intends to improve prospects for everyone
 

Plenary Session- Poverty Alleviation Can innovation solve economic inequality?

The global economy is projected to grow by 3.5% this year, according to the International Monetary Fund, while the number of people officially living in poverty has tumbled to a record low of 655m, around 9% of the world’s population. y

Despite this, the World Bank believes that the United Nations sustainable development goal of eradicating poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met. The UN set the target in 2015 but the World Bank warned in December that 480m - 6% of the global population - will still be living on less than $1.90 a day when the deadline arrives.

Yet while many go without, the rich get richer. By 2030 the richest 1% of the world’s population will control almost two-thirds (64%) of global wealth, according to research conducted by the British House of Commons released last year. Their combined assets are set to rise from $140 trillion in 2018 to $305 trillion 12 years later.

One Young World Ambassador initiatives have given employability and entrepreneurial skills training to 652,500 students. Our projects have helped 202,970 people to overcome poverty and giving access to affordable energy, clean water and sanitation.

How can young entrepreneurs ensure a more sustainable and inclusive path to economic growth that benefits the poor as well as the wealth creators themselves?

11.05am
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Networking break

Catering starts

Workshops

The workshop programme will run throughout the whole Summit, and you are able to attend only one of these workshops. You can select a workshop during your registration. It is important that you attend the workshop you select as this is where your refreshments will be served.

Click on the stage names below to view your options. The time of each session can be found on the app.

11.46am

How we can use enterprise for positive peace? | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands & Orange Corners

The lack of employment opportunities for young people is considered as one of the most significant security and development challenges we face. The consequences for young people such as unemployment, inequality, marginalization and disaffection are far-reaching but wider communities also suffer from the effects of high levels of youth unemployment, including but not limited namely poverty, violent extremism, political instability and crime.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands (MFA) prioritises improving young people’s prospects in a number of developing countries and fragile states by encouraging local entrepreneurs and creating jobs. This is why the MFA supports 50 Enterprise for Peace Scholars to participate in the One Young World Summit and highlight their work to create youth employment opportunities for prosperous and peaceful societies.
During this session, three of the Enterprise for Peace Scholars will present their initiatives and open the floor to input and feedback from the audience. We hope to create an interactive session whereby we can exchange best practices and discuss how enterprise can be used for promoting positive peace.

Lead2030 Showcase Session - BP & Empower Energy | Mondi Group & EcoTiles

Ambassadors in Action with Mark Tewksbury

Hear from OYW Ambassadors who have leveraged their Summit experience to found Iraq's first and only LGBT+ organisation, create a £1 million fund to address plastic pollution and settle Venezuelan refugee families in Brazil.

11.46am

Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award Winners

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland & Chair of the Elders, will hold a discussion with the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award Winners: Kendra Beazer, Manoly Sisavanh and Abdulla Fisam

Exploring the role of young leaders in politics: Q&A session with Politicians of the Year 2019

A chance to hear more about the Politician of the Year Award winners, their work, their vision for politics, and their views on young people’s role in politics

Indigenous People

Join One Young World Delegates and Ambassadors, who will consider the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing indigenous people

11.46am

Q&A: Poverty Alleviation - Can innovation solve economic inequality?

Join the speakers from the "Poverty Alleviation - Can innovation solve economic inequality?" plenary, for a question and answer session

How to save the future....

...making responsible technology the new normal, with Martha Lane Fox

Who made this T-shirt? Tackling slavery in fashion supply chains

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Room name: Redgrave & Burton

Hosted by: The Freedom Fund

This moderated, interactive discussion, tracing what is being done to combat slavery at various points in the fashion supply chain - from the local to the global; from grassroots activists to companies and consumers. You will leave the workshop with a personal plan of action to build the ethical fashion movement in your own communities.

Using Facebook’s methodology of building products for billions of people, to tackle global social issues

Reference: WS035

Room name: Mountbatten

Hosted by: Facebook

Facebook has successfully and consistently built products billions of people love and use daily. How we do it? Come learn about the methodologies of Facebook’s product development lifecycle and let us walk you through how it can be used to tackle global social challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals. By the end of the workshop, you will have a high-level roadmap and narrative to share with others and an execution plan to get you started on tackling an impactful global social issue.

The biggest reforestation project in the world

Reference: WS019

Room name: Olivier

Hosted by: Barry Callebaut

Do you want to take part of what can be the biggest reforestation initiative ever accomplished? Join us to discuss and brainstorm on potential solutions to this wicked challenge! This workshop requires pre-work and you will need to actively engage and participate during the workshop itself. You will work in groups and need to get ready to pitch your idea to a panel of experts!

How to build peace

Reference: WS023

Room name: Albert

Hoster by: European Commission

This workshop will address matters around peace and PCVE as part of the main question - How to build peace?

Facing the funding hurdle: getting the financial backing for your enterprise

Reference: WS015

Room name: Victoria

Hosted by: University of Bath

Angel investors, crowdfunding, bootstrapping, public sector finance, and charitable backing…this workshop highlights funding sources for your social enterprise and how to research and decide what’s right for you. It will also provide a framework to help tell the ‘story’ of your business and communicate the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’, to capture the hearts of audiences, stakeholders and funders.

Acting fast, saving lives: how to build a new humanitarian movement

Reference: WS020

Room name: Windsor

Hosted by: Disasters Emergency Committee

Natural disasters, epidemics, conflict, and climate change. Lives are on the line like never before, and aid agencies need to act fast. Help us build a global movement of ‘digital first responders’ who mobilise online communities to raise awareness and funds when humanitarian catastrophe strikes.

Media Freedom: Why is it under threat, and what can you do about it?

Reference: WS017

Room name: Gielgud

Hosted by: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Following on from the Plenary session “Media Freedom: How can we protect the truth?” this session will examine in more detail the media landscape in a number of key countries. Representatives of the FCO Global Campaign for Media Freedom and the British Council will lead a discussion to: outline the key objectives and initiatives of the Global Campaign for Media Freedom; explore the importance of media literacy and the support available to help young people to become more discerning consumers of news and good digital citizens; and provoke debate and discussion about the power of well-informed audiences to engage actively in the debate on the importance of media freedom, independence and sustainability and to advocate for the safety and protection of journalists.

African Agency in the International System - Youth and Influence

Reference: WS021

Room name: Mountbatten

Hosted by: Chatham House

60% of the population of Africa is under the age of 25. The question arises, what role will young Africans play in shaping the world over the coming decades? As African states’ influence, and ability to pursue objectives and interests, on the global stage continues to increase, this panel facilitated by Chatham House will explore how the continent’s youth connect with international decision-making on the longstanding issues that affect their future, and the ways in which they are reshaping popular perceptions of the continent.

1.30pm
Central Hall Westminster

The Future of Work

The technology-driven world in which we live is a world filled with promise but also challenges. In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, jobs will be lost, and jobs will be gained.Women and men face a similar scale of potential job losses and gains, but in different areas. Women's jobs may be more prone to partial automation than being entirely displaced by automation. Women and men will need to be skilled, mobile, and tech savvy to adapt to the new world of work. However, historical barriers are likely to mean that these transitions are more difficult for women.Concerted and creative new solutions are needed to enable everyone to seize new opportunities in the automation age. Without this, we may see women fall further behind in the world of work. We all need to adapt. We need to be flexible to switching occupations and roles throughout our career, open to learning new skills as we go, and able to see education as a lifelong journey, not something that stops once we leave school.

Keynote: John Hanke

Is volunteering doing more harm than good?

For the third year running, Lumos join us to share their mission to help children in institutions globally return to a family environment. This year’s panel will explore the measures that young people can take to end the trafficking of children into orphanages and how we can all spread the message.

Keynote: Edward Enninful

Diversity in the Fashion & LIfestyle Publications.

Plenary Session - Media Freedom Media Freedom; how can we protect the truth?

The subject of our Media Freedom Plenary Session is: “Media Freedom; how can we protect the truth?”

News is in crisis. While the Internet has provided the digital native generation with unprecedented opportunities for communication, it has also unleashed a tsunami of fake news and propaganda.

The Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report of 2018, found that 54% of people agree or strongly agree that they are concerned about what is real and fake on the Internet. This figure rises to 85% in Brazil, 69% in Spain and 64% in the US. Fewer than a quarter (23%) of respondents globally said they trusted news they found on social media.

More journalists are being killed, with 94 media workers dying in targeted killings, bomb attacks and crossfire during 2018, according to the International Federation of Journalists.

One Young World Ambassador projects are fighting back for freedom of speech. Noorjahan Akbar’s Free Women Writers scheme in Afghanistan provides a platform for 130 contributors and over 100,000 monthly readers. Saeed Atcha’s Xplode magazine project has given media skills to 2,500 schoolchildren aged 10-11 and supported 90 children in creating their own magazines. Nyus Alfred created the Sporte Avis platform for young sports journalists in the Eastern Caribbean.

How can young leaders create new models for online news that we can trust?

 

4.15pm
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Networking break

Workshops

The workshop programme will run throughout the whole Summit, and you are able to attend only one of these workshops. You can select a workshop during your registration.

Click on the stage names below to view your options. The time of each session can be found on the app.

4.50pm

Q&A: Modern Day Slavery

Join the speakers from the Modern Day Slavery discussion on the Central Hall Westminster stage, for a question and answer session

Digital citizenship and citizen journalism

In a digital world, what does it mean to be a digital citizen, and how does this extend to citizen journalism?

Ambassadors in Action

4.47pm

Fashion Focus for Inclusivity

Join One Young World Counsellor, Sinead Burke, in conversation with Neelam Gill and Leomie Anderson

Getting to Net Zero – An Opportunity to Improve Mental Health?

Young people are particularly affected by mental health challenges, with one in five teenagers experiencing a mental health disorder each year. In countries that are already affected by climate change, young people are facing serious mental health challenges like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Even in countries that are currently protected from the immediate effects of climate change, more and more young people are seeking treatment for eco-anxiety.

But there is another side to this story. By taking climate action, we can also experience mental health co-benefits. Certain interventions that reduce carbon emissions and mitigate against climate change can also positively impact young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

This panel will discuss the impact of the climate crisis on young people’s mental health, steps that we can do to address ‘eco-anxiety’, and the net zero carbon emissions solutions that can also improve our mental health. 
 

#HelpingNotHelping: In Conversation with Lumos

For the third year running, Lumos join us to share their mission to help children in institutions globally return to a family environment. This year’s panel will explore the measures that young people can take to end the trafficking of children into orphanages and how we can all spread the message.

4.57pm

Q&A: Plenary Session - Media Freedom Media Freedom; how can we protect the truth?

Join the speakers from the "Media Freedom Media Freedom; how can we protect the truth?" plenary, for a question and answer session

Green Hydrogen: technological levers for sustainable mobility

The teams at Siemens, Linde and Mainzer Stadtwerke are demonstrating a technological avenue towards green mobility based on green hydrogen electrolysis. This cutting-edge process of producing green fuel can then be used to power fuel cell powered vehicles. Unlike traditional internal combustion engines which emit greenhouse gases, fuel cell direct emissions are water and heat. With this initiative emissions are limited and progress of green mobility is supported.

From idea to action

Reference: WS024

Room name: Gielgud

Hosted by: Thought Starter

Stop just talking and do more doing. Using the “Thought Starter Kit”, this workshop will help you instantly turn all the inspiration and conversation at One Young World into practical, tangible, visible action that creates real change.

Making rights a reality with young human rights defenders

Reference: WS028

Room name: Mountbatten

Hosted by: Amnesty International

This workshop will be led by a team of youth activists and staff from across Amnesty International’s global movement. Through interactive activities, you will explore the role that human rights play in your lives by drawing on and sharing experiences when you have stood up for something you believe in. The workshop will feature testimonies from young human rights defenders themselves, and will culminate in a unified campaign action that all participants can partake in together.

Discover your Personal Brand

Reference: WS025

Room name: Redgrave & Burton

Hosted by: Standard Chartered

This workshop will provide you with tools and techniques around finding your personal brand and voice. It is an opportunity to learn more about yourself, and to take decisions and make plans that maximise your experience, and chart a course for how you want to define your future. You will get to uncover your unique strengths, learn how create a personal calling card which is a unique promise of value and a distinct and authentic representation of yourself.

How businesses can innovate to address economic inequality in our current price-conscious economy

Reference: WS016

Room name: Albert

Hosted by: Fairtrade Foundation

This workshop will challenge you to think about how Fairtrade can innovate with businesses to address economic inequality in our current price-conscious economy. In teams, you will develop a strategy which you will pitch to a panel of Fairtrade experts for feedback; deepening your insight into how Fairtrade works in the UK market to improve trade terms for producers. During this interactive session, we will provide information about how Fairtrade tackles poverty, the challenges we face, and how we can overcome them by working collaboratively with businesses on their supply chains.

Democracy Cafe: conversation vs. contestation?

Reference: WS026

Room name: Olivier

Hosted by: My Life My Say

Widely-renowned youth advocacy charity My Life My Say will be running a workshop focused on their award-winning “Democracy Cafe” concept. You will learn invaluable skills in communication, deliberation and discussion of big contentious issues of the day, in a constructive, effective way. You will learn how to contend with a plethora of diverse viewpoints whilst also being equipped with the tools to facilitate your own similar workshops.

How to inspire action for nature

Reference: WS022

Room name: Victoria

Hosted by: Fauna & Flora International

The challenge of wildlife conservation is increasing as a result of direct threats to animals, plants and places where wildlife thrives. A key message being heard loud and clear is that young people are motivated to take action to try and reverse the trend towards long-term ecological disasters. This workshop is an opportunity to explore ways in which new thoughts can be generated from young, talented leaders into how we can bring together the expertise of communities, businesses and politicians to explore ways of slowing down accelerating extinction rates. There is no greater imperative than building tomorrow’s conservation leaders.

How community engagement can improve access to healthcare outcomes of underserved populations

Reference: WS027

Room name: Windsor

Hosted by: Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

Health outreach programmes serve key populations that are less likely to use preventive health services and have a higher disease burden compared to the general community. This workshop will educate delegates interested in community outreach on how to use successful strategies to engage vulnerable populations in health related programmes and services, and describe how that improves health outcomes of underserved individuals and communities.

6.15pm
Central Hall Westminster

The Craftory and Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award was created to identify and promote the world’s most revolutionary young entrepreneurs. The award honours five leaders – aged 35 and under – who have been judged on the positive social impact of their business ventures and how they are inspiring others with their leadership. The winners are Severin Hacker, Catherine Mahugu, (Kathryn Minshew), Srikanth Bolla and Elissa Freiha. One Young World Trustee Elio Leoni Sceti, who is also Chief Crafter & Co-Founder of The Craftory, introduces the session reflecting on the evolution of Purpose-driven business, FMCG 2.0, and delivering righteous causes brand by brand.

The Kofi Annan Lecture

Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), Nobel Peace Laureate and the founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, was a one of our original Counsellors and a cherished friend to One Young World. To honour Kofi Annan and his legacy, we are proud to be staging The Kofi Annan Lecture 2019 in London.​

Power of Millennials

There is nothing that makes board members shake more than today’s youth. Their power to influence future product strategy, corporate HR policies, marketing and branding, and even the development of a company’s supply chain is incredible. Because everyone is worried what would happen if the youth do not trust their brands? Find their products irrelevant? If they do not think that the company aligns to their value system? The youth have the power to dictate the future of consumption, and I challenge them to use it.

Voices for Change. We must speak up

Health. Hygiene. Nutrition. Proper sanitation. A right to education and safe environment. All of these should be within everyone’s reach. We all need to speak up.

The Valuable 500

Think you’ve got diversity nailed right? If disability isn’t on your business agenda, then neither is diversity; 90% of companies claim to prioritise diversity, but only 4% actually do. Meet Caroline Casey. Launched in 2014 at One Young World, Caroline’s campaign #valuable aims to spark a new age of business inclusion that positions disability on the global business agenda. This long-time rebel is absolutely fine with courting controversy and even happier making news globally for doing so. In this session, you’ll hear more about The Valuable 500, it’s journey from the main stage of One Young World to the World Economic Forum, and why Virgin Media COO Jeff Dodds has sponsored Caroline to get 500 companies to put disability inclusion on their board agenda

Friday 25th October

8.10am
Central Hall Westminster

David & Kate Welcome Brief

Can Businesses Solve Social Problems?

More and more companies are building their business models around tackling important social problems. Whether it’s efforts to limit climate change, embrace fair trade or improve nutrition, businesses are coming up with creative ideas that overlap with a desire to make the world a better place. Vismay Sharma, Managing Director, L'Oréal UK and Ireland, discusses how the untapped business potential of the professional haircare market in India is helping the company create jobs, provide education and alleviate poverty for millions of people.

Effective Tips for Using Your Power to Own the World You Want to Live In

In this fireside chat, we will have insight into the journey and lessons learned from author, peace builder and 3-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Scilla Elworthy whose life and work has been dedicated to advising governments and business leaders on how to prevent war and armed conflict. Credited with a TEDtalk on nonviolence receiving more than 1.4 million views, Scilla is an authority on the 'business of peace'. After decades of collaboration and work in this field (including founding the Elders with visionary leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson, and Desmond Tutu), Scilla will give us practical tips in this unsettled world for being a more effective, impactful leader and changemaker whether you plan a career in politics, civil service, in a nonprofit or in business.

The Elders interview: Mary Robinson & Gro Harlem Brundtland interviewer Jon Snow

If I had my own AI...

AI is here and increasingly woven into our lives. Potentially dangerous, yes – but the future will depend on its use! How will AI create a positive future for humanity, starting with you?
Join the AI Foundation for an interactive keynote focused on Human-AI collaboration, preparation, and trust –– all in the context of your purpose.
Starting with you and other OYW leaders, we’ll uncover how each and everyone of us can take our purpose further with AI. What if you could access the whole spectrum of your capabilities, stories, and experiences, preserve it forever, use it to help others achieve goals 100x faster? How can you establish trust in an AI powered future? How do you prepare now?

Future of Business

This session will see Unilever Leaders - Alan Jope, Chief Executive Officer, and Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, join One Young World to share their thoughts on the future of business. Anchored on their experiences and insights, Alan and Leena will be covering a wide range of topics that are critical to ensure that businesses delivers a positive impact for society, the economy and the environment. As passionate advocates for the power of youth, Alan and Leena will also share their perspective for how youth leadership can play a role in shaping the future of business

The Power of Unboss

We can dramatically accelerate human progress and improve human health in our lifetime. It starts with unbossing leaders like you.

Preparing young people with the skills to succeed in the workplace

Education is the cornerstone of sustainable development, yet there are over 800 million young people (aged 10-24) worldwide who will not have the skills necessary for the workforce of the future. The shifting nature of work means rethinking the skills and opportunities needed for success. There are clear gaps emerging in countries all over the world between what is learnt in school, the skills people have, and the jobs and industries that will drive sustainable growth in the future.
Michele Parmelee, Deloitte Global Chief People & Purpose Officer will discuss how businesses are collaborating and making an impact in preparing young people for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, so that prosperity and progress are shared, and no one is left behind.

Candid Conversation With Ronan Dunne and Lianna Brinded: Purposes of Education When Knowledge Won’t Stand Still

Modern technology requires a lifelong-learning mentality – and not only for people in what we commonly call "technical" professions. We don't have a lot of structures for facilitating that kind of lifelong learning – and we need them urgently.
We also need to face the fact that our technological development is outstripping our ability to manage it, or to even think about it constructively. This has already had dire implications for our political systems, for our families, for consumer confidence, and for much else.
In other words, we don't just need better tech – we need better ways of developing, using, and understanding tech. After all, tech is here to serve humanity – not humanity to serve tech. If we can reorient our approach to education to reflect these realities, we could make this century a turning point toward an entirely better vision of the future.

PLENARY - Education : Does the future of learning need to be reimagined?

This year’s Education Plenary Session will address the question: “Does the future of learning need to be reimagined?” 

From electric cars to smartphone apps, many everyday features of modern life would have been inconceivable to most classroom professionals when they were school students themselves.

The world is evolving so fast that the school curriculum often struggles to keep pace. Digital native schoolchildren can be bewildered by classroom teaching methods that shun the online resources at their fingertips.

SDG 4 pledges to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all. But how much quality exists in lessons that are stuck in the past?

Instead of learning about environmental sustainability, changing demographics, and the potential of artificial intelligence, children around the world learn from textbooks that would have been familiar to their parents and grandparents.

One Young World Ambassadors have utilised online tools and innovative teaching methods to impact 108,150 students, including child refugees in Malaysia and Myanmar. Our projects have taught 30,000 students and 200 school teachers how to code.

What more can young leaders do to ensure education systems evolve with our changing world?

 

12:05pm
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Networking break

Workshops

The workshop programme will run throughout the whole Summit, and you are able to attend only one of these workshops. You can select a workshop during your registration. It is important that you attend the workshop you select as this is where your refreshments will be served.

Click on the stage names below to view your options. The time of each session can be found on the app.

12.50pm

Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners in conversation with Ronan Dunne

A chance to hear more about the Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners, the positive social impact of their business ventures, and how they are inspiring others with their leadership

Lead2030 Showcase Session - Deloitte Goal 4 & World Tech Makers | Credit Suisse & ZoEasy

Lead2030 is One Young World’s flagship initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals. The project connects the world’s leading businesses with impactful young innovators who are driving progress for the 2030 agenda.

The first 10 Lead2030 Challenges sourced 1,200+ SDG solutions from more than 100 countries. The inaugural Lead2030 Challenge Winners have each been awarded $50,000 and will receive mentorship support from their Challenge Partner to help amplify their impact as they tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.

This session showcases the way in which Lead2030 Challenge Partners and Winners are collaborating for the SDGs.

Stopping Exploitation – who is responsible?

Maggie Oliver is the police detective turned whistleblower who exposed the failings of authorities throughout the Rochdale child sex abuse scandal, and will talk about the role of the authorities in stopping exploitation. Jemima Lovatt is a One Young World Ambassador who has worked to put the stopping of domestic abuse on the agenda of corporate organisations, and she will talk about why corporates have a responsibility for this.

12.50pm

Ambassador in Action with James Chau

One Young World Ambassadors from around the world are working initiatives to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Leading by example, One Young World Ambassadors explain the ways in which they used previous experiences at the One Young World summit to launch initiatives within the companies. The case studies demonstrate the ways in which this year‘s cohort of delegates can convert the inspiration they gain in London into meaningful impact.

The Inclusion Revolution; why is business blind to my value

Moderated by Caroline Casey, we will hear from our influencers about their experience with disability and difference. We want to know which brands they think are the best and worst at making them feel valued and empowered. We’ve seen business change the tide in terms of inclusion for other minority groups, what can it now do for both visible and invisible disabilities. As consumers and leaders of the future, how do they think business and brands should be behaving to ensure business sees the value in everyone?

In conversation with One Young World Peace Ambassadors

Join Mathias Madsen, Programme Manager in the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) in the EU Commission, who will introduce four One Young World Peace Ambassadors to talk about how they work to prevent violent extremism in their respective local communities

12.50pm

Q&A: Education - Does the future of learning need to be reimagined?

Join the speakers from the "Education - Does the future of learning need to be reimagined?" plenary, for a question and answer session

A fireside chat with Biz Stone and Lars Buttler

Following on from "If I had my own AI...", join Biz Stone, Co-Founder - Twitter, and Lars Butler, Co-founder/CEO AI Foundation and President AI Foundation Nonprofit, to cotinue the discussion

Platforms for Opportunity

OnSide Youth Zones are a pioneering charity, delivering traditional youth work in state of the art 21st century youth centres. Hear how our model of ‘somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to’ is a platform that can inspire others.

2.30pm
Central Hall Westminster

“The eyes of all future generations are upon you” – How Wales is leading the way on intergenerational justice

The Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) came into effect in April 2016, establishing the unique role of Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. Acting as guardian for future generations, the Commissioner ensures all 44 public bodies in Wales covered by the Act are taking account of the long-term. This focus on the long-term places an emphasis on intergenerational equality; working to improve well-being for generations today, without compromising the ability of tomorrow's generations to meet their own needs.

In her presentation, Wales' first Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe, will provide insight from her first three years in office. Across the world, this unique piece of legislation has been hailed as a game-changer. When it was passed, the UN said that 'what Wales does today, we hope the world will do tomorrow'. With its broad and holistic definition of sustainable development as 'improving the economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being', Wales remains one of the few countries in the world to legislate for sustainable development and turn the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals into action.

But just how easy is it to implement this ambitious vision? How do we turn rhetoric into reality? Sophie’s presentation will explore how cultures and attitudes are beginning to change and how a focus on a future is making a difference today.  

The irresistible power of curiosity

Education

A new order of Global Leadership:

Richard Branson in conversation with Jaha Dukureh and Uzo Iweala will talk about fighting inequality and injustice, exploring how the rising global leaders from The NewNow are changing their communities right now, using their agency in some of the world’s toughest places and tackling global challenges in the process.

The New Age of Conversation

Imagine a One Young World solely driven by communicating in emojis. His Excellency Mansour Al Mansouri, Director General of the UAE’s National Media Council, will explore how our reliance (and, perhaps, overreliance) on technology has fundamentally changed the way we engage and converse with one another – and why real human connections matter more than ever.

Sports panel - Peace & Sport

World class athletes discuss the unique role sport can play in bringing people together and promoting tolerance and understanding. Sharing their personal stories, these athletes reflect on the ways in they have overcome obstacles, responded to pressure and how their experiences and careers have influenced their fans and supporters and the extent to which the Olympics and other major sporting events can alter public opinion.

Plenary Session - Peaceful future: In a polarised world how can we build peace?

Peaceful Future will be addressed in a Plenary Session headed: “In a polarised world how can we build peace?

“There is an ongoing deterioration in global peace,” said Steve Killelea, head of the Institute for Economics and Peace on the publication of its 2018 Global Peace Index, which found that conflicts have increased in the past decade. It recorded a deterioration in peace in six of the nine regions of the world and in 92 countries. Terrorism and internal conflict were the biggest threats to peace.

Climate change is destabilising communities, fuelling poverty and conflict. The rise of social media has seen a surge in hate speech and intolerance. The FBI reported a 17% rise in hate crimes in the United States in 2017, the third consecutive year of increase.

One Young World Ambassador projects have educated and engaged 207,774 people in peace building projects. Almost two-thirds of Ambassadors actively lead change in their communities to bring about lasting peace and justice. One Young World co-founded Extremely Together, a unique initiative in which young leaders enable their peers to tackle extremism of all kinds.

What is the role of young people in tackling intolerance and building a peaceful future?

 

5.30pm
Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Networking break

QEII stages

The three QEII stages run simultaneously. The Churchill stage is on the Ground floor, QEII stages 1&2 on Floor 3.

Click on the stage names below to view your options. The time of each session can be found on the app.

5.56pm

Lightning pitches

Want to pitch your social project or learn how to become involved with one? Join this open session to take to the stage or listen to what you can get involved in!

5.56pm

The future of LGBT+ Pride

In the year of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, this session explores what “Pride” means to the panellists, it’s relevance today, and it’s future

5.57pm

Q&A: Peaceful Future - In a polarised world how can we build peace?

Join the speakers from the "Peaceful Future - In a polarised world how can we build peace?" plenary, for a question and answer session

7.00pm
Central Hall Westminster

Closing ceremony