An initiative of a group of Global Shapers of The World Economic Forum, Kapaz is conceived as an international Not-For-Profit designed to reach and empower young people from around the world to drive transformative and tangible change. It is designed as an initiative that supports Global Shapers Hubs across the world to contribute to a critical area of opportunity - engaging and empowering youth to realize the potential of this generation to create a better world.
To do so, Kapaz plans to identify aspirations, ideas and actions of young people in communities across the world through a globally coordinated, locally adapted crowdsourcing initiative. The information gathered coupled with a comprehensive, representative and largest ever survey of young people around the world would be used to a) make the voice of young people heard in the global agenda making and implementation and b) to facilitate individual and collaborative action among them locally and across regions.
This effort will lead to the creation of:
- -The first Global Youth Agenda which will be made available annually to key decision makers through Global Shapers’ Hubs, YGL networks, The World Economic Forum and various associated partners as well as the public at large.
- -A platform for young people to make visible their aspirations and actions and to collaborate with their peers on projects in their local communities and across the globe.
- -A platform for our strategic partners - organizations and individuals who believe in this generation and its potential - to invest in and support local and global youth initiatives.
- -A tool for Global Shaper Hubs around the world to use and strengthen their role as catalysts for local youth action and empowerment.
Kapaz will be initiated with a Steering Committee of fourteen Global Shapers from around the world with the Amman Hub being part of it through our Shaper Khaled Abu Ajwa.