UNLEASH: A new global sustainability initiative with 1,000 top talents

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Dear members,  

Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!

We are pleased to introduce you to a new global talent initiative called UNLEASH. In short, UNLEASH is a global non-profit initiative aiming to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by bringing 1,000 young global talents together to innovate and collaborate on new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Each year leading up to 2030, 1,000 selected top talents from academia, business, and civil society will come together for an immersive 9 days of co-creation and problem-solving and develop solutions to the SDGs.

The event will kick off in Denmark, tentatively followed by Silicon Valley, Singapore and Mumbai, and end in New York City in 2030. UNLEASH aspires to gather the world’s best young talents and leaders. There are 1,000 talents that will meet in Denmark from August 13-21, 2017 to co-create new breakthrough solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals. The talents will work on focus areas like education, health or energy.

Please find attached herewith an invitation for your perusal and action. Also, please feel free to visit their website: https://unleash.org/ and / or use the following links for further information and application: TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

Unleash Invitation

Join "Impact ASEAN" Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge

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Hello, 

United Nations Volunteers Regional Office: Asia and the Pacific invites young people in the ASEAN countries to join the challenge! Under the theme “Impact ASEAN”, Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC) supports young volunteers to catalyze youth-led innovation for social impact and sustainable development by providing access to mentors and capital they need to scale up their projects. 

We are looking for teams from ASEAN countries whose projects have already been prototyped and are in the implementation and growth stage. 10 teams will be selected to receive further technical support during the regional workshop in June in Bangkok, Thailand. After the workshop, 3 winning teams will receive funding worth up to 10,000 USD and mentorship for the duration of 3 months. 

If your projects address one or more of the following focus areas, don't forget to apply by May1, 2017!

  • Localization of the SDGs
  • Sustainable behavior
  • Developing skills for life and work 

For further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • More information about YVIC: link
  • Event on Facebook: link
  • Online application: link

Global Shapers Community Annual Survey

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Dear members,
Greetings from the World Assembly of Youth, and Global Shapers Community Kuala Lumpur Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum!
Every year, the Global Shapers Community carries out an Annual Survey to explore two key questions: what do young people think about the world, and what do they want to do about it?
The main aims of the Annual Survey include understanding the perspectives of young people in a changing world, and contributing to youth-oriented policy making and reforms.
The Annual Survey is divided into three parts:
1.      7 background questions;
2.      60 core questions, taking approximately 10 minutes to complete; and
3.      An optional pathway consisting between 12 and 25 questions.
The Annual Survey is centered around five main themes:
1.      Global economic outlook;
2.      Governance and civil engagement;
3.      Values and society;
4.      Business and workplace; and
5.      Technology and innovation
Kindly disseminate the Annual Survey to your members, specifically those from age 18 to 35. The link to the Annual Survey is as follow:

Invitation to join UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017 in Denmark

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Dear Members,

Are you the next SDG Talent?

UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017 is open for applications – and you are invited!

To find smarter, faster, and cheaper ways to reach the Sustainable Development Goals we need next generation solutions from bold thinkers and leaders. UNLEASH will bring 1,000 hand-picked talents from around the world together to ideate and collaborate on new solutions in Denmark from August 13th-21st, 2017.

Why you should join?

·         Meet purpose driven top talents from around the world and build strong lasting relations

·      Work on new ideas with leading global companies, investors, and experts at your fingertips

·         Get a chance to pitch at major awards show where the best ideas will gain support after the event.

·         Forget about costs to flight and stay – we will take care of it. All you need is to bring new ideas, insights and a passion for changing the world.

Don’t wait, apply now

The sooner you apply, the better the chances are of getting a seat. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply now at www.unleash.org.

UNLEASH is supported by a consortium of global partners including the United Nations, Microsoft, Deloitte, Dalberg Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Carlsberg Foundation and many others.

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For more information, please contact Mr. Kristian Kampmann via kk@...

UNLEASH Invitation