The #TogetherApart Series

We may be physically distancing, but the One Young World Community is coming together to support each other. We’re a global Community that works, as one, to highlight the work of inspiring leaders and changemakers.

One Young World’s #TogetherApart Series draws on the wisdom, experience and insight of our members, allowing every one to ask questions, tell stories and share best practice.

One Young World is committed to combating Fake News and so we are connecting our community with experts to help people navigate COVID-19. We are also creating conversations with business leaders and policy professionals to create resources to help everyone mitigate the economic impacts they may be facing.



If you can survive in the current environment, you are ready to succeed in other environments.

Paul Polman

Featured episode: Dismantling Structural Racism

Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton sits down with OYW Ambassador Kenny Imafidon for the 26th episode of #TogetherApart. He talks about his experience facing racism on the racetrack as F1's only Black driver, and how he's appealing for change in his industry and beyond.


Catch up on the latest episodes:

Progress Over Perfection

Jameela Jamil: Actress, Activist, Podcast Host and Founder, I-Weigh

Devika Malik: Co-Founder, Wheeling Happiness Foundation

Entrepreneurship & Building Back Better after Covid-19

Tjimen Rooseboom: Ambassador for Education & Work for Youth
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sarah Dsouki: Architect, Designer and One Young World Ambassador.

The Path to Peace

Scilla Elworthy: 3 x Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Peacebuilder & Founder, Oxford Research Group

Fritz Lensch: Founder, G25 & Neonseeds

What you should know as a female entrepreneur

Anjula Acharia: Entrepreneur & Investor

Caritta Seppa: Founder of Tespack & Coordinating Ambassador, Europe 4

Refugees need a seat at the table

Halima Aden: American Fashion Model, Activist & Humanitarian

Isra Chaker: Senior Campaign Lead for Migration Protection, Oxfam America

Mental Health, Action & Activism

Anna Akana: Actress, producer, filmmaker and writer

Noam Shuster-Eliassi: Comedian, performer, peacebuilder & activist

The importance of public & private partnership

María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval: First Lady of the Republic of Colombia

Jonathan Puerta, Colombia: Co-Founder, Design Your Nation, TASKME

7 Questions with Terry Crews

Terry Crews:  Actor, Comedian, Activist

Jamira Burley, USA: Head of Youth Engagement & Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education. Co-Founder, ProjectZ. Focused on enabling equitable access to education

How businesses will survive COVID-19

Paul Polman: Co-Founder of Imagine, former long-time CEO of Unilever, and One Young World Global Advisory Board Chair

Izzy Obeng, UK: Founder & Director, Foundervine: consultancy specialising in start-up & scale-up acceleration programmes.

Is COVID-19 the great equaliser?

Sinéad Burke: Writer, activist, teacher, Contributing Editor, British Vogue & podcast presenter: As Me with Sinéad

Isra Chaker, USA: Migration & Protection Campaign Lead, Oxfam America

Misinformation: as dangerous as COVID-19 itself?

Antonio Zappulla: CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation. Founder, Openly

Solomon Elliott:, UK: Founder, The Student View: a news literacy charity with the goal of creating a newsroom in every school

Why you need to get your sources straight

Ilia Calderón: Emmy® Award winning journalist & Co-Anchor of Univision Network's flagship evening newscast, 'Noticiero Univision'

Liz Alarcon, Venezuela: Founder & Executive Director, Pulso: a social enterprise focused on Latinx news & history.

COVID-19's impact on the sports industry

Mark Tewksbury: Canadian Olympic Champion. Chair, Special Olympics Canada. Board Director, Canadian Olympic Committee 

Lina Khalifeh, Jordan: Founder, SheFighter: a self-defense studio with a mission to end violence against women.

How great companies deliver both purpose & profit

Alex Edmans: Professor of Finance, London Business School. Author, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit

Carlotta Giacche, Italy / Germany: Corporate Banker, Coordinating Ambassador for the UK, sustainable finance advocate

Finding Balance During COVID-19

Leigh-Anne Pinnock: 1/4 of Little Mix & Co-founder of In’A’Seashell

Leomie Anderson: Model, Activist & Founder, LAPP

A view from a hygiene & sanitation expert

Jack Sim: Founder, World Toilet Day & World Toilet Organization

Margianta Surahman, Indonesia: Leader in health provision & modern slavery activism in Jakarta

Inside the global wildlife trade

Alesha Dixon: Singer, Songwriter and Activist 

Ella Robertson: Managing Director, One Young World



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Living Without Limits

Ashlee Marie Preston: Cultural Commentator & Civil Rights Activist 

Simon Rodgers: People Director, One Young World

You're Never Alone

Gabriella Wright: Co-founder Never Alone Initiative, Actress, Humanitarian & Activist

Raghu Appasani: Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, Mental Health Advocate, and Social Entrepreneur

How Costa Rica is going greener

Claudia Dobles Camargo: The First Lady of Costa Rica

Maria Villela: One Young World Coordinating Ambassador, LATAM

Human trafficking & modern slavery: where are we now? 

Nelufar Hedayat: Award winning Journalist, and Presenter

Grace Forrest: Co-founder Walk Free Foundation

21st Century Activism

Cameron Kasky: Co-founder of March for our Lives and & advocate against gun violence

Mission 1.5: Innovating for climate change

Cassie Flynn: Strategic Advisor on Climate Change in the Executive Office of the United Nations Development Programme

Neeshad Shafi: Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar & #OYW Coordinating Ambassador, Middle East

Tackling food security through innovation

Kimbal Musk: Co-Founder and CEO of The Kitchen Restaurant Group, the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Big Green and Square Roots

Wubetu Shimelash: Social Entrepreneur & Filmmaker

A country tackling global crises: health provision & environmental protection

Kim Simplis Barrow: First Lady of Belize, Special Envoy for Women & Children

Selva Montealegre: #OYW Coordinating Ambassador

Sustainability & Climate: What we can do now

Arizona Muse: Model & Climate Activist

Nicolle Fagan: Co-founder of Palau Pledge & #OYW Ambassador

Managing a global pandemic

Dr David Nabarro: WHO Special Envoy on COVID-19

Aya Chebbi, Tunisia: African Union Envoy on Youth

A discussion with the First Lady of the interim government of Venezuela

Fabiana Rosales: First Lady of the interim government of Venezuela since January 23 2019.

Juan Carlos Viloria Doria, Venezuela: Vice President, Venezolanos en Barranquilla. Coordinator, VenMundo & Sin Mordaza NGOs. General Coordinator, Coalición por Venezuela.

The future of the aviation industry

Anko Van der Werff: President & CEO, Avianca Holdings

Laura Casati, Austria: Online Marketing Manager, GlobeAir

We live in a trust deficit. How do we get it back?

Michael Møller:  12th Director-General, UN Geneva

Brighton Kaoma, Zambia:  Executive Director, Agents of Change Foundation: training issue-focused radio presenters & storytellers

How entrepreneurs can survive this uncertain period

Elio Leoni Sceti:  Founder & Chief Crafter, The Craftory. NED, AB InBev & Barry Callebaut. One Young World Trustee

Marc Alain Boucicault, Haiti: Founder, Banj: the first & biggest entrepreneur hub in Haiti

A Q&A with Jayathma Wickramanayake

United Nations Secretary General's Envoy on Youth

The creative industry at a standstill: a performer's view

Fernando Montaño: Ballet dancer & Soloist, The Royal Ballet

Farhana Muna, Bangladesh: Mental Health Advocate  

An astronaut's view on planetary crisis & isolation

Ron Garan: Former NASA Astronaut & Social Entrepreneur

Angela Mae Minas, Philippines: Researcher, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester

Diversity on and off the small screen

Aasif Mandvi: Actor, Comedian, Producer

Mathieu Ajan: Talent, BFI

The Business Case for Diversity

Ade Rawcliffe: Group Director, Diversity & Inclusion, ITV

Mathieu Ajan: Talent, BFI

Fashion Sustainability

Inez Van Lamsweerde: Fine Art Photographer, Inez and Vinoodh

Monica Moison: One Young World Ambassador 


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