Social Media and Technology

21 Ambassador initiatives you need to know about this month

In an effort to further share the incredible work of the OYW Ambassador community, we’ve launched our monthly list of top projects you need to know about.

The OYW network is all about collaboration - so please get in touch if you’re interested in learning more or joining forces with any of the Ambassadors listed. Remember, if you log into your OYW profile, you can email them directly via the messaging button. Just go to their OYW profile and you'll find the button located on the bottom left. You must be logged in to do this.

Sir Richard Branson tunes into #OYW2018 to deliver key message

The Virgin Group Founder, Sir Richard Branson, delivered a warm and reflective tribute to the late UN Secretary General and OYW Counsellor Kofi Annan at this year’s Summit in The Hague.  

Recalling his work as Chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights, Sir Richard spoke of Mr Annan’s demeanour, his ability to command a room and his innate skill for quiet diplomacy.

“Few people can command a room via silence and stillness, it’s a skill that Kofi mastered.” said Branson.

Akon to attend #OYW2018 and launch #TeamAkon

Akon, the first music artist ever to hold down the top two places on the Billboard Top 100, is coming to One Young World Summit 2018.

Not content with being a triple-Platinum selling recording artist and Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, Akon, who was born in the United States but spent much of his childhood in Senegal, has in recent years turned his attention to improving energy supplies and business opportunities in Africa.