Nigerian young leaders for One Young world summit

Young leaders from Nigeria have an important role to play at One Young World summit taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2 – 5 October 2013.

That’s according to Catherine Peter, Africa Director of One Young World, who is in Lagos recently  to meet with young leaders and partners.

Now in its fourth year, One Young World is a charity that hosts an annual summit, bringing together 1,300 exceptional young people to find solutions to local, regional and global challenges. 2013 marks the first time Africa plays host to a One Young World summit.

“Nigeria is a powerhouse on the African continent, therefore it’s crucial the country sends a strong delegation to the first ever African-hosted One Young World summit”, says Peter. “One Young World is all about impact and encouraging leaders of the future from all industries to drive tangible change when they return home from the summit”.

Delegates from 190 countries are set to attend the 2013 summit, giving One Young World its widest global representation to date. 183 countries were represented at the 2012 Summit in Pittsburgh, USA, including a delegation from Nigeria.

The momentum is building for October’s summit, with preparations well underway. South Africa will host an opening ceremony on Wednesday 2nd October at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, inviting local members of the youth to witness the opening of what is set to be the most locally interactive summit to date with breakout sessions taking place at a number of venues throughout the city.

One Young World is a charity that stages an annual Summit, bringing together the brightest young people from around the world.

The fourth annual One Young World Summit will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2 to 5 October 2013. The summit will gather over 1,300 young future leaders from 190 countries at the Sandton Convention Centre to share their visions, views and ideas to create practical and achievable commitments for positive change. The opening ceremony will take place at FNB Stadium.

Unlike any other event, the One Young World Summit gives delegates the kind of media platform ordinarily afforded only to those who lead countries and corporations. Delegates speak alongside respected global figures selected for their work and insight into matters affecting the whole world, and the youth in particular. Last year, former US president Bill Clinton addressed the delegates in Pittsburgh, USA, where the following spokespeople served as One Young World counsellors.

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