Initiatives by & with the Young Global Changers

The Young Global Changers are young changemakers from academia, business and civil society who are engaged in projects and activities that work towards the Recoupling of economic, political, environmental and social domains. In 2020, 90 young people from around the world were selected to participate in the Global Solutions Summit. These Young Global Changemakers also continued their engagement beyond the summit by participating in the Digital Global Solutions Summit.

On this page you can find an overview of the activities and initiatives that the Young Global Changers were involved in preparing and implementing.


The Net Zero Generation

“Young people are not bystanders when public policy or business decisions are made that affect their future; they are, and need to be, active participants in the delivery of outcomes”. In the report from PwC, UNICEF and Generation Unlimited, you can discover stories of young people who are already making a positive impact. The report does not only mention the Young Global Changers, but also the winning project of the 2022 YGC Recoupling Awards. Read the full report and learn more about the five stakeholder recommendations and learn how to achieve the net zero. 

  • Read the full report “The net zero generation” here

Young Global Changers - Volume 1

In this volume, the authors – Young Global Changers or members of the program’s Extended Circle – argue for a better inclusion of youth and upcoming generations in decision-making processes, provide assessments and ideas on how to address pressing global issues and present concrete projects and initiatives that aim for more and better “recoupling”. The contributions to this volume have been developed as part of, or in relation to, a series of summer schools held between 2019 and 2021.
  • Read volume 1 of the Young Global Changers’ publication here

“Youth Alliance for Multilateralism” (YAM)

A YGC working group explored the challenges of and solutions towards a more effective and representative multilateralism. They propose a youth alliance with the aim of contributing to such a multilateral order and to deliver tangible results on global challenges. Beyond offering advice, support and advocacy, a network like YAM could help identify good practices that could be replicated from national and sub-national levels, propose effective solutions and work towards their implementation.

The Pursuit - Global Women for Change. Initiative and Podcast by Eduarda and Nancy, YGC 2018

THE PURSUIT - Global Women for Change

Eduarda Zoghbi from Brazil and Nancy Hoque from the USA met at the Global Summit 2018. At that time both participated as Young Global Changers in the Summer School. After hearding the inspiring life stories from other YGC they were inspired to continue working together. The duo founded THE PURSUIT and the related podcast becuase they felt compelled to invite young experts to share their insights as young experts actually experiencing in their countries what the G20 task forces discuss.



One year after the COVID-19 pandemic started, a new e-book features ideas and experiences from all over the world how societies could prevent similar cascading disruptions in social, economic and political and institutional life in the future. More than 100 authors from all continents contributed to the project which is entitled “INTERSECTING”. The project has been launched by the Global Solutions Initiative and GIZ. It has been joined by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as knowledge partners. It has been edited and illustrated by Nicolas J.A. Buchoud, fellow of the Global Solutions Initiative, Holger Kuhle, policy advisor for strategic knowledge partnerships at GIZ, and Gunnar Hartmann, founder of New Dialogues and publisher of INTERSECTING. They were supported by three Young Global Changers: Hang Dang Minh, Mihai Toder-Pasti and Thai Nguyen.

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