The 2019 Global Shapers Annual Summit will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 August 2019 to 1 September 2019. More than 400 Global Shapers will meet to discuss the theme of “Leading for Impact” and to exchange ideas on driving dialogue and action to address local, regional and global challenges.
The Shapers, representing about 150 countries, will share their experiences, their impact and the lessons learned in managing grassroots projects in their local Global Shaper hubs and through regional and global collaborations. They will also participate in skills-building and leadership-development workshops.
The summit will focus on enhancing leadership in the community’s three main impact areas: standing up for equity and inclusion, protecting the planet, and shaping the future of education and employment.
In the past year, Shapers in 125 cities have developed grassroots projects to promote equity and inclusion, including awareness campaigns, education initiatives and skill-building efforts to reduce barriers to women in the workplace, increase civic engagement among minority groups and advocate for the rights of refugees.
With climate change and the destruction of nature the number one concern among young people in the latest Global Shapers Survey, Shapers have also implemented 160 environment-related projects in the past year, ranging from climate strikes to beach clean-ups, reforestation projects and advocacy campaigns.
To prepare for the future of work, Shapers are also leading projects that provide more accessible forms of training, education and employment, reaching more than 30,000 young people so far this year.
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