Thanks to Brand South Africa for sponsoring me to attend the One Young World Summit 2013 as a delegate, held in Johannesburg from the 2-5th October 2013 with young people between the ages of 16-30 from around the world.
What IS One Young World?
One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. We are a London-based charity that gathers together young people from around the world, helping them make lasting connections to create positive change.
We stage an annual Summit where the young delegates, backed by the One Young World Counsellors, debate and formulate solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. No youth-dominated event outside the Olympic Games brings together more countries than One Young World.
At the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Summits delegates were guided by a line-up of Counsellors that included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Professor Muhammad Yunus, HKH Prince Haakon of Norway, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Joss Stone.
After each Summit, the newly-minted One Young World Ambassadors work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to those already in existence. Of those in employment, many return to their companies and set about creating change from within, energising their corporate environment. Since the 2010 Summit, One Young World Ambassadors have been creating change on a global level. Previous initiatives have included the presentation of The Missing Millennium Development Goal to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the creation of the first-ever African Student Leaders Summit.
To date, almost four million people have been directly impacted by the work of One Young World Ambassadors. There are currently more than 130 projects and initiatives involving in excess of 100 countries.
Find out more about One Young World which will be hosted in Dublin in 2014 and start looking for sponsors to attend the Summit. I am hopefully looking forward to attend in another OYW summit where i will be present as a speaker at the event focusing on Youth Unemployment Leadership and Governance, Global Business and Sustainable development which are my primary areas of interest.
My One Young World Delegate profile: http://www.oneyoungworld.com/our-network/candidates-and-delegates/community/Delegate/82168
I will be taking tons of pictures to share with the world through:
Facebook Click here: Direct link to my profile,
Twitter Click here : Direct link to my profile
and of course blogger!
I will be tweeting under: @zanelemabaso23 , @YSEAcademy, @Brand_SA and @oneyoungworld, @PlayYourPartSA Hashtags: #OYW #OYWSouthAfrica #BrandSA #SouthAfrica #YoungLeaders, #Leadership #Governance #Youthunemployment #globalbusiness and #YSEAcademy or #YSEA
My YouTube Video on The One Young World Summit, done prior attaining delegate status. #Motivation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQNMFNYvNAE
Follow me on twitter @zanelemabaso23 , To all international delegates and ambassadors attending the Summit, we welcome you to JOZI!