Poverty

#OYW2019 Delegate Speakers Announced

The 30 exceptional young leaders who will take to the stage as Delegate Speakers in the five plenary sessions at One Young World’s 2019 Summit have now been chosen.

This year, One Young World returns ‘home’ to London for the 10th Annual Summit - set to be the biggest since the movement began in 2010. The specially selected Delegate Speakers will address an audience of over 2,000 people, on the subjects of Poverty Alleviation, Education, Peaceful Futures, Planetary Health and Media Freedom.

Hollywood actress & activist Rosario Dawson and business partner Abrima Erwiah to attend #OYW2018

The Hollywood actor, social entrepreneur and activist Rosario Dawson is to become a One Young World Counsellor and will address delegates at the upcoming 2018 Summit in The Hague. She’ll be joined by Abrima Erwiah, with whom she co-founded the Studio One Eighty Nine social enterprise.

Meet the 2018 OFID Scholars

The OPEC Fund for International Development OFID has sponsored 165 delegates to attend One Young World Summits since 2011 and will be bringing 20 outstanding young leaders to The Hague next month.

The 20 OFID scholars have been chosen for the impact they have demonstrated through projects that meet basic needs - such as food, energy, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education. There work has been recognised as inspiring hope for the future by encouraging communities to be self-reliant.

 

Dubai Expo awards 2 OYW Ambassadors with top prizes

The idea of signing a legal contract with planet earth and the other species that reside on it probably doesn’t feature in the curriculum of any contemporary business school.

But the concept has helped One Young World Ambassador Tariq Al-Olaimy to win a major financial grant at Dubai’s Expo Live, where he was rewarded for his vision in encouraging companies and governments to treat nature as a stakeholder and active partner in development projects.

Your monthly roundup: 13 initiatives you need to know about

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 to learn more or join forces with any of the listed Ambassadors. Remember, if you log into your OYW profile, you can email them directly via the messaging button on their OYW profile, located on the bottom left. You must be logged in to do this.