Introducing the Curators

of the Global Shapers Community, 2014-2015

50% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION IS UNDER 27. We are becoming increasingly aware that solutions to our global challenges must purposefully engage youth, at all levels – locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This generation has the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future. They are the Global Shapers.

SHAPING THE GLOBE

The Global Shapers Community is unique in its reliance on empowered young people to shape and lead their Hubs. One of the greatest strengths of the Global Shapers Community is that it relies on principles of inclusivity, collaboration, and shared decision making. The Curator is the leader of the Hub for a term of one year. The 2014-2015 class of Curators come from over 157 countries across 9 regions. Explore the map and find out more about the men and women that will shape tomorrow.

CURATORS OF THE GLOBAL SHAPERS COMMUNITY, 2014-2015

who are the

GLOBAL SHAPERS

The Global Shapers Community is a network of dynamic, entrepreneurial and socially-engaged young leaders aged between 20 and 30 from across the world.  Since 2011, when the community was first founded, more than 3,000 Global Shapers have joined the Community. They are organized into city-based Hubs and have committed to working together to make a positive and tangible impact through local projects in over 300 cities. So far, more than half of all Hubs have established local initiatives aimed at tackling some of the most pressing problems in their communities.

WHAT MAKES A GLOBAL SHAPER?

Young extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership roles in society

Between 20 and 30 years of age at the time of nomination

Possessing unique qualities that set them distinctly apart from the mainstream

Entrepreneurial track record, having already initiated and delivered a major project or founded a company or organization, exceptionally contributing to serving society at large

Ready to deeply engage in the community, reinforcing its mission and objectives and supporting fellow shapers in their individual and professional development

WHAT DO GLOBAL SHAPERS DO?

Global Shapers undertake projects and activities that generate a positive impact within their local community. The community is vitalized by the manifold interactions generated inside each Hub, between Hubs and on a global level. Global Shapers will have an impact by catalysing and enhancing, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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