The Young Global Changers are a community of students, young academics, young professionals, entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders from around the world who are developing and implementing ideas bringing about positive change through the recoupling or realigning of the economy with social prosperity and environmental sustainability at the global, regional, or local level. Learn more about this community and its history here.  

Who are the Young Global Changers? Why does the community exist? What are we aiming for? Learn the history and ideology behind the creation of the Young Global Changers Community and what the community is all about here.

To recognize and rewards young changemakers from all over the world, the Global Solutions Initiative created the Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards. Learn more about the awards here.

Each year outstanding individuals are selected to become part of the Young Global Changers network. Learn more about the YGC Ambassadors, this year´s participants and previous cohorts here

The Young Global Changers apply to join the community with their projects and initiatives that are pushing for change. To find out more about the projects, click here!

Each year, young changemakers from academia, business and civil society are selected to participate in the Global Solutions Summer School. Learn more about past summer schools and the Intersecting Winter School here.

The YGC Community deepens its connections and collaborative efforts through continued conversations via the YGC Discord channel. Get more information and learn how to join here.

The Young Global Changers continue their work beyond the Summit by working together in different fields of priorities. The resulting initiatives work towards the recoupling of economic, political, environmental and social domains. Click here to learn how the YGC sustain their efforts beyond the Global Solutions Summit.

The YGC Blog serves as a platform for the Young Global Changers as well as the Extended Circle to publish articles, policy briefs and more on current initiatives or to exchange different perspectives on topics of interests. Click here to learn more.

The YGC Videos repository holds a wealth of knowledge. Learn more about the community, projects, and how alumni engage with complex issues through dialogue. Click here to watch.

The Young Global Changers Team

Ole Spies
YGC Program Lead
Laura Herde
YGC Communications
Sunia Shamsi
YGC Assistant

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