GL21-Youth Movements Online Workshop

Global Leadership in the 21stCentury

Youth Movements Online Workshop

e-Conference — 11 May 2020

There is urgent need to fill the current global leadership vacuum that is preventing humanity from addressing the complex societal and ecological challenges of today. Leadership is needed at all levels in all fields. It must be inspired by higher values, visionary ideas and awareness of untapped opportunities if it is to produce different outcomes. It has to be energized by courageous individuals, innovative organizations and the rising aspirations of global society as a whole.

The Workshop on Global Leadership will gather leading members of youth movements to examine what transformative changes will be required to meet the aspirations of future generations. The workshop is designed to provide a strategic planning opportunity for youth leaders to discuss and decide what their contribution should be to the program of the forthcoming summit on Global Leadership at the UN in Geneva on 27-28 October 2020, which is organized by the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS). A further aim is to discuss the potentials of a longer-term strategic partnership between youth movements and science organizations such as WAAS and its partners.

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and Introduction
Garry Jacobs, President and CEO, WAAS; Board of Directors, World University Consortium (10 min)
Thomas Reuter, Chair, WAAS Civil Society and Youth Working Group (10 min)
Marco Vitiello, Chair, WAAS Junior Fellow and Youth Leadership Network
9:30 – 10:00 Plenary Session 1
What are the Unique Leadership Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Today Younger Generation?
Moderator: Carlo Luciani, Youth Leadership Network
Youth Speaker: Martin Ostermeier, Young UN member (10 min)
Youth Speaker: Faye Simanjuntak, Rumah Faye (10 min)
Discussion: What themes have been the most central and why?
10:00 – 10:40 Breakout session 1
Global Leadership in the Anthropocene: What does your organization do to raise awareness and foster cooperative action on socio-ecological challenges?
Moderator: Prof. Thomas Reuter, WAAS Civil Society and Youth Working Group
Participants discuss in small groups the main areas where societal transformation is needed and the potential for change.
10:40 – 11:10 Short Break
11:10 – 12:00 Plenary Session 2
What is your vision for a secure and satisfying future for the younger generation?
Moderator: Margianta Surahman Juhanda Dinata, Emancipate Indonesia
Report by Rapporteurs from Breakout 1 (5 min per group)
Discussant: Felix Weiss, Contributor (5 min)
Open Discussion
12:00 – 12:40 Breakout Session 2 (Strategic Planning)
What are the Unique Contributions of Youth to Global Change: New Strategies of Transformational Leadership
Moderator: Jodi Cullity, Consultant, USA
12:40 – 13:40 Lunch Break
13:40 – 14:40 Plenary Discussion 3:
Designing the Youth Program at GL21
Moderator: Dora Damjanovic, Youth Leadership Network
Report by Rapporteurs from Breakout 2 (30 min)
Youth Speaker: Carlo Luciani, Youth Leadership Network (5 min)
Youth Speaker: Bogdan Salii, Youth Leadership Network (5 min)
14:40 – 15:15 Breakout Session 3 (Strategic Planning)
Youth Representation and Activities at the UN Global Leadership Summit in October 2020 in Geneva and 15-19 June WAAS e-conference
Moderator: Natalia Pogozheva, WAAS Acting Treasurer
15:15 – 15:45 Short Break
15:45 – 16:45 Closing Plenary
Report by Rapporteurs from Breakout 3
Final remarks: Garry Jacobs, Marco Vitiello and Thomas Reuter