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Global Shapers

Millennials Are Latin America's Motor For Resilience

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Shapers saw the opportunity in strife and saw resilience as hope. Using resilience as a motor for innovation, this group of millennials from across the region is the best chance to eradicate the challenges that have stifled the region for generations.

Creating A Gateway For Innovation And Commerce In The Caribbean

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Governments around the world are investing heavily into building tech ecosystems and altering entire tax systems to attract startup entrepreneurs. Stakeholders must focus on fostering big disruptive ideas with global potential and serious bankability.

Life After Davos: An Open Letter to the Global Shapers and World Economic Forum Communities

ReGeneration | Posted 01.27.2017 | Impact

ReGen, the initiative I had promised myself and the Global Shapers community on behalf of the Athens Hub upon leaving Davos, is now a reality. Through ReGen, we've waged our very own modern day Battle of Thermopylae. A best-practice that against all odds delivers measurable, on-going, and resilient impact exemplifying the Forum's values.

Port Harcourt Global Shapers 2015 Newsletter

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 01.04.2017 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

2015: Shaping Port Harcourt Begins! The Global Shapers Community (GSC) is a network of hubs founded and led by young people who are exceptional in ...

Shaping Africa's Tourism: My Stroll with Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 11.06.2016 | Black Voices
Ebenezar Wikina

Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey is a Global Shaper and Curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community in Kumasi, Ghana and social entrepreneur with extensive experience in tourism and hospitality management, program development and disaster management.

Port Harcourt Global Shapers Ask: How Well Do you #KnowTheSDGs?

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 10.20.2016 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

The Global Shapers Community is a Global Network of Hubs developed and led by young people between 20-29 years of age, who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

Who are the Global Shapers?

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 09.03.2016 | Impact
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Recently 452 brilliant young people from 452 cities representing 169 countries gathered "quietly" in Geneva. Our purpose? Getting to know each other so we can positively change the world together.

Trailblazing Women: Lorrana Scarpioni, CEO & Founder of Bliive

Anne Ravanona | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Lorrana Scarpioni is the CEO and co-founder of Bliive, the world's largest network of time exchange.

Under the Stars, We Are All Equal

Viva Dadwal | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Viva Dadwal

How can we help often fractured and segregated communities come together? One way is to foster organic interactions through innocuous shared experiences. Public astronomy is one way of giving every type of person a chance to connect and better understand each other.

#Africa80: Meet the Shaping Army

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

I was lucky to be one of that 80; Africa 80, as we're officially referred to, and in the next few paragraphs, Fellow Global Shapers and I will share our experience and takeaways from this historic meeting--the 25th Anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa.

Mainstreaming Sustainability in 2015

Otto von Troschke | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Otto von Troschke

From January 2016 until end of 2030 the member states of the United Nations are expected to frame their agenda around those goals. Therefore 2015 is a unique year to shape the agenda for the next 15 years.

How to Scale Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Otto von Troschke | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green
Otto von Troschke

Energy supply is inevitably linked to this challenge. Energy and its appropriate availability to all people can boost economic development and human well-being (e.g. cooking, heating, cooling, lighting, transportation). But it could also worsen the adverse impacts such as climate change, air pollution, and regional disparities.

Raising the Youth Voice for the HIV Positive

Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula

I want to talk about L'Orangelis. A young HIV Positive woman from Puerto Rico. She tells me about her continued fight with living with HIV, the constant stigma, discrimination and the feeling of always being cast aside.

Social Justice, Social Entrepreneurship, and the Social Media Age: My Stroll With Chidiogo Akunyili

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

In course of this Stroll Chidiogo and I discuss her story, Social Justice, The Global Shapers Community and much more. Here's my stroll with Chidiogo, I hope you enjoy it.

Diversity Education to Promote Tolerance

Fatima Muneer | Posted 04.18.2015 | Home
Fatima Muneer

While privileged and generally very expensive schools around the globe bank on diversity through both their internationally recognized curriculums and extracurricular activities like Model United Nations, the accessibility to such resources lacks in mainstream schools in most countries.

Empowering Girls in the Worst Countries for Gender Equality

Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula

A nation's competitiveness relies heavily on whether and how it educates and utilizes its female talent. To maximize its competitiveness and development potential, each country should strive for gender equality.

How Can Technology Help Us Understand and Reduce Youth Unemployment?

Duncan Luke | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Duncan Luke

Perhaps digital tools are able to provide insights and an understanding of the future of youth empowerment and employment.

How Can Technology Help Us Understand and Reduce Youth Unemployment?

Duncan Luke | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Duncan Luke

Perhaps digital tools are able to provide insights and an understanding of the future of youth empowerment and employment.

Millennials Exploring Social Exclusion With Pope Francis: God, the Internet and Disrupting Business

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

Why invite 40 millennials and not the top 40 CEOs? What sort of insight can we offer that the world's foremost academics on social inclusion couldn't? How can a heterogeneous group with diverse religious beliefs help shape a debate hosted at the center of the Catholic world?

Promoting Malala's Vision for Youth Through Global Dignity Day

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

Given the widespread use of social media and text messaging, one of the most common themes being discussed is bullying, where at least half of teens worldwide have been bullied online in the last few years.

5 Lessons I Learned In My 20s

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dominic Llewellyn

I've made a lot of mistakes. In my early 20s, I led a youth group and it didn't go well -- in fact it went so badly that I got asked to stop leading it and had to step down. This really hurt. However, it was through this process that I learnt vital lessons about what my strengths and weaknesses are.

Perpetual Peace Is a Work in Progress

Yemi Babington-Ashaye | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Yemi Babington-Ashaye

We appeal to everyone in the world to raise their voices to condemn violence and the loss of human life wherever it may occur. Above all, we appeal for an end to hostilities.

Taking Our Seat: The Bahamas On the World Stage

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

The absence of the Bahamas at this year's forum illustrates that we as a people need to hold the proverbial flame just a little bit closer to the seats of the people that were elected to represent us on a regional and international scale.

The Drugs Dilemma at World Economic Forum 2014: Right for Another Reason

Terence Steinberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Terence Steinberg

There is a new front in the war on drugs that went unmentioned during the session but is increasingly relevant. As the world has moved online, so has the drug trade.

Lack of Women at Davos Reflects the Gender Gap in Global Leadership

Christine Horansky | Posted 04.02.2014 | Home
Christine Horansky

Yes, we need more women in Davos. But the bigger picture in gender equality is that we need more women in every facet of public leadership, from corporate boardrooms to the halls of parliament to the airwaves of mass media.