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Global Youth Summit

Global Youth Summit

Global Youth Summit


Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are unable to say when or if the Global Youth Summit 2020 will take place. Working to stop the spread of the virus and ensuring that people are safe is of paramount importance to our team. We will continue to listen to the WHO on best practices and will be sure to let you know as soon as we have more information that pertains to the #GYS2020. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.

What we can tell you is that, from now on, only people who have completed our Project Management for Chagnemakers online course will be eligible to apply to this and future summits. This is to ensure that all participants have the same foundation of learning from which we can build on at the summit and that people who may not be selected for the summit still have access to skills, knowledge, networking, and grant funding to create a positive impact in their communities.


The GYS2019 took place from 13 to 19 July in Zurich, Switzerland with support from the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. 60 Passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated and proactive 18-23 year old social entrepreneurs, community organisers, activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals joined us at the summit. They joined us for a life-changing week of learning, networking and fun alongside the world’s most inspiring young leaders.


The 2019 Global Changemakers have joined our network of over 1200 young changemakers working to make a difference in over 180 countries and are now eligible to apply for grant funding to launch or scale their projects.


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