One Young World is using social media to find 1,500 "leaders of tomorrow"

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One Young World is a not-for-profit global initiative to find 1,500 “leaders of tomorrow”, to be sourced via social media thanks (in part) to software provided by Lucian Tarnowski‘s BraveNewTalent. Two delegates will be chosen from every country in the world to form a sort of alternative or youth UN, with the remaining places filled proportionally in line with global population distribution. China will have 259 delegates, India 223 and the US 61. To be eligible, you must have been born between 1984 and 1986.

The search will utilise WAYN, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and BraveNewTalent’s own platform. BraveNewTalent’s Facebook app, along with the YouTube search for future leaders, will be announced at a press conference tomorrow.

One Young World’s Inaugural Summit will take place in February 2010. Items on the agenda include inter-faith dialogue, the environment and global health. The cost of attendance for each delegate is €3,000.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt the “leaders of tomorrow” will be wasting time on “WAYN, YouTube, Facebook [or] Twitter.”

  • Halle Tecco

    €3,000? Should read: the rich kids today who will be the leaders tmrw.

  • halle

    €3,000? Should read: the rich kids today who will be the leaders tmrw.

  • Shitij Nigam

    €3000? Ouch.

  • Satinder

    I think looking for 1500 young people and giving them €3000 for projects to make this world a better place should be the agenda.

  • Mike

    This is a joke? …right?

  • Lucian Tarnowski

    Just to clarify the €3000 covers all flights from any country in the world. It also covers the costs for hotels, food, visas, event, etc. One Young World is a Not-for-Profit UK Registered charity set up by Euro RSCG Worldwide.

    Some delegates are being sponsored in full by corporates and individuals. Others raise the funds from their own networks through pledges on Facebook amongst other ways.

    This will be the world’s largest youth leadership summit and aims to amplify the voices of the next generation around some of the biggest challenges ahead.

    • Mike

      What an utterly pointless waste of time.

  • Anon

    Sorry – frankly I don’t see it. Maybe substitute “the 1,500 most up themselves young people” instead of “leaders of tomorrow”.

    Why the need with modern technology to gather physically and spend Euro 3000 in the process?

  • 布里斯班

    tooooo expensive..

  • Paramendra Kumar Bhagat

    Great. Inspiring.

  • Que

    What about people born in the late 80’s

  • sana

    is registration compeleted….?

  • Talyn Rahman

    I am a UK delegate of One Young World, Talyn Rahman – training in diplomacy and politics in the UK and at interational level. Please check my blog for inside pictures, interviews with VIPs and other delegates at OYW:

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