Celebrating and connecting changemakers from across the world over five days of inspiration, impact and social innovation.

WHEN

Friday 24 - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

WHERE

Join Remotely From Anywhere in the World

COST

Make a Donation of Any Amount of Your Choosing

It is not too late to join! Registration will remain open during the Virtual Youth Summit. We will email registered participants links to recordings of all the main session at the end of the summit in case you are worried about missing some sessions. Don't miss out, register now.

#VYS2020

At #VYS2020, we will be celebrating and connecting changemakers from around the world who share a passion to create a better future. Participants will attend webinars and Q&A sessions with expert guests as well as facilitated networking sessions with other young changemakers online over five days. Read more...

All donations raised through registration will go towards supporting youth to create positive change in their communities.

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#vys2020 programme

Theme: A Decade for Action - The Role of Young People in Achieving the SDGs. All times are represented as GMT time. Convert these times to your time zone...

24 April | Day 1

25 April | Day 2
26 April | Day 3
27 April | Day 4
28 April | Day 5

People and the Sustainable Development Goals

08:00 GMT | Opening Session

11:00 GMT | Changemakers Networking Session (FULL)

12:00 GMT | Online Panel: SDGs 1-6

14:00 GMT | Changemakers Networking Session (FULL)

The Planet and the Sustainable Develoment Goals

12:00 GMT | Online Panel: SDGs 12-15

13:30 GMT | Becoming a Global Changemaker

15:00 GMT | Changemakers Networking Session (FULL)

Prosperity and the Sustainable Development Goals

12:00 GMT | Online Panel: SDGs 7-11

15:00 GMT | Changemakers Networking Session (FULL)

Peace and the Sustainable Development Goals

12:00 GMT | Online Panel: SDG16

15:00 GMT | Changemakers Networking Session (FULL)

Partnership for the Goals

09:00 GMT | Changemakers Networking Session (FULL)

12:00 GMT | Closing Panel: SDG17

13:30 GMT | Closing Keynote Address

Full Programme

 
40

A prestigious line up of over 40 inspiring speakers

8

8 Impact focused, youth-centred sessions

3k

Up to 3000 participants joining in globally

6

6 Facilitated opportunities to network & connect

#vys2020 speakers

MONIQUE COLEMAN

HON. KATHY HOCHUL

Lieutenant Governor | New York State

Welcome Address | 24 April | 08:00 GMT

Actress | Producer | Activist | Host | CEO

Keynote Address | 28 April | 13:30 GMT

Christian Moller-Holst

Christian Moller-Holst

CEO | Goodwings

Shruthi Vijayakumar

Shruthi Vijayakumar

Co-Founder | Emerge Institute

Chmba Ellen Chilemba

Chmba Ellen Chilemba

Founder | Tiwale

Guillermo Herrera-Arcos

Guillermo Herrera-Arcos

Co-Founder | Prothesia

Diana Chao

Diana Chao

Founder | Letters to Strangers

Nhial Deng

Nhial Deng

Chairperson | Refugee Youth Peace Ambassadors

Damiano Avellino

Damiano Avellino

Founder | FairBNB

Grace Ihejiamaizu

Grace Ihejiamaizu

Founder | Opportunity Desk

Sophie Stahayeff

Sophie Stahayeff

Co-Founder | Young Changemakers Podcast

Joseph Munyambanza

Joseph Munyambanza

Founder | Coburwas

Anna Oposa

Anna Oposa

Executive Director | Save Philippines Seas

Prof. John Spengler

Prof. John Spengler

Harvard University

Wali Shah

Wali Shah

Activist and Poet

Shomy Hasan Chowdhurry

Shomy Hasan Chowdhurry

Founder | Awareness 360

Daniel Voskoboynik

Daniel Voskoboynik

Youth Coordinator | Oxfam

Garvita Gulhati

Garvita Gulhati

Founder | WhyWaste?

Adiba Qasim

Adiba Qasim

Foreign and Security Policy | GCSP

Andrew Brennen

Andrew Brennen

Fellow and Explorer | National Geographic

Lola Castro

Lola Castro

Regional Director | World Food Programme

Chaeli Mycroft

Chaeli Mycroft

Founder | The Chaeli Campaign

Maureen Mukhetha

Maureen Mukhetha

Founder | Tule Vyema

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

Head | Student Volunteer Army

Mahmud Johnson

Mahmud Johnson

Founder | J-Palm

Sandra Zialcita

Sandra Zialcita

Anchor | CNN Philippines

Adam Everill

Adam Everill

Co-Founder | Equal Playing Field

Shawntel Nieto

Shawntel Nieto

Corporate Analyst | JP Morgan Chase & Co

Jaiksana Soro

Jaiksana Soro

Founder | #PeaceVilliage

Mai Shbeta

Mai Shbeta

Human Rights Lawyer

Pascal Holliger

Pascal Holliger

Co-Founder | IMBEWU

Marie Claire Graf

Marie Claire Graf

Co-Founder | Sustainability Week International

Gillion Basson

Gillion Basson

Member of Parliament | Western Cape Goverment

Mark Lozano

Mark Lozano

Co-Founder | One Million Lights Philippines

Baxolise Dlali

Baxolise Dlali

Youth Advisory Member | UNFPA

Meigan Diaz Corona

Meigan Diaz Corona

Mexican Youth Delegate | United Nations

Kemo Fatty

Kemo Fatty

Founder | Green Up Gambia

Darcy Small

Darcy Small

Co-Founder | Kua Coffee

Rafsan Sabab

Rafsan Sabab

Host | What A Show!

Leo Duarte

Leo Duarte

Founder | Fabrika

Gabriela Jaeger

Gabriela Jaeger

Co-Founder | Global Changemakers 2.0

Sara Botero

Sara Botero

Community Manager | Global Changemakers

Courtney Gehle

Courtney Gehle

Co-Founder | The Better Tomorrow Movement

Yasmin Morais

Yasmin Morais

Co-Founder | RefED

“Global Changemakers shaped me into a better changemaker and inspired me to launch a platform, Opportunity Desk, that makes it possible for millions of people across the world to access growth opportunities.” ​- Grace Ihejiamaizu, Nigeria
“They change your life in a week, Global Changemakers made me realize my potential and now I'm committed to do my best in the pursuit of a better world”​ - Eric Daniel Ortega, Mexico

“It's so hard to find the right words to define the massive impression, influence and the power of such a GREAT organization. Global Changemakers not only gave me the chance to make many brilliant friends from all around the world, but also granted me the chance to realise my hidden potential.” - Omid Ahmadi, Afghanistan

“The moment I joined this incredible family was the 

first time I realised my true potential and the extent to which I can personally make the world a better place”

​- Eleanor Tack, United Kingdom

#VYS2020 | 24-28 April, 2020 | Online

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