Initiatives by & with the Young Global Changers
The Young Global Changers are young changemakers from academica, business and civil society are engaged in projects and activities that work towards the Recoupling of economic, political, environmental and social domains. In 2020 ninety young people from around the world selected to participate in the Global Solutions Summit. They participated in the Digital Global Solutions Summit and continue their engagement beyond the 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.
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.
- Watch Online Event: Young Voices on the Future of Multilateralism
- Watch “Berlin Talks“: Young Globalization – Role and Impact of Young Leaders in a Post-National World
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.
- Read the E-Book “INTERSECTING”