50% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION IS UNDER 27

The majority of them live in urban areas. 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.

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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.  They are organized into city-based Hubs and have committed to working together to make a positive and tangible impact through local projects. Since 2011, when the community was first founded, more than 400 Hubs were created and 4,600 Global Shapers have joined the Community. 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 THEY DO?

Global Shapers undertake events 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.

THE 50 WHO WILL SHAPE DAVOS 2015

Every year since 2011, some of the youngest people to attend the Davos conference are part of the Global Shapers Community. 50 of the best young minds in the world will get together with the most influential people in the world and help Shape a better world. It's time to meet them.

25 MEN

25 WOMEN

36 COUNTRIES

50 HUBS

68% FOUNDERS OR TOP PERSONS

will bring extremely diverse insights into problems that range from healthcare to wearable computers and ecosystem diversity

the Global Shapers that will be attending the Davos conference this year come from 4 continents and hubs like Jakarta, Tomsk, London  and Chennai

68% of the Global Shapers in Davos are founders, co-founders or top executives in their organisations

EUROPE

6 global shapers

MIDDLE EAST

AND NORTH AFRICA

6 global shapers

SOUTH ASIA

6 global shapers

EURASIA

6 global shapers

LATIN AMERICA

6 global shapers

NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

6 global shapers

SUB-SAHARAN

AFRICA

6 global shapers

GREATER

CHINA

2 global shapers

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

EDUCATION

TECHNOLOGY

HEALTHCARE

is the main interest of this year's Global Shapers, with 35/50 declaring it as one of their main areas of expertise

education came in a close second, with 19/50 Global Shapers having an active interest in the field

is the third most popular interest, with 14/50 people looking for ways in which it could improve our lives

holds the fourth place (8/50) in the top interests of the 2015 Shapers Team

ASIA PACIFIC

6 global shapers

SHAPING THE GLOBE

This year's 50 Global Shapers come from a diversity of places, from Erbil, Irak to Cordoba, Argentina from Vilnius, Lithuania to Kathmandu, Nepal. Explore the map and find out more about the young men and women that will shape tomorrow.

PUTTING A FACE ON THE FUTURE

Bewar is a Field Supervisor for the Kurdish Human Rights Watch and works with Syrian refugees, providing assistance to people who have fled from their homes and are seeking shelter and other basic needs. Daniel is currently, Chief of Staff for the city of Boston overseing with the Mayor 18,000 employees, a $2.7 billion budget. Siddhart is Director of Supportive Cities a company that aims to inspire and support the diverse aspirations of people living in Indian cities. Fatima is the first online editor at the Oman Observer and made its Twitter account number one in Oman among English news media. Find out more about the people that will shape tomorrow.

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