Jim Wine, advisor to the Tallberg Foundation & Rework the World event in Leksand, Sweden 2-5 June 2010, shares his thoughts with our representers Amy Ilic & Phoebe Phillips in a surprising turn of the camera!
“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great.
You can be that great generation.
Let your greatness blossom.”
He’s right. The choices previous generations made have put us in a very serious situation with extreme poverty, climate change and food shortage. Yes, choices. These things are not a force of nature. It’s a [...]
If you were one of the lead organizers of this massive event, what would you say at the closing?
Well, here are the closing words from Joao Felipe Scarpelini, Project Manager for Peace Child International at the 5th World Youth Congress 2010 in Istanbul, 12 August.
Video by Jonas Eriksson
We invite you to attend “A Day for the Future” this Sunday 29 August on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm for a day full of great workshops, talks and cultural activities focused on Youth, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability. It’s free entrance – a great opportunity for everyone!
Representing Youth will be present, hosting sessions [...]
This beautiful video was one of the products of the dynamic Young Journalists team at the World Youth Congress in Istanbul, made on our journey up the great Bosphorous, the divide between Europe and Asia.
Last night I stumbled upon an informal meeting with many of the African delegates. They were planning for a joint cultural activity and were dancing and singing outside the accommodation.
“It´s time for Africa, and we are going to show it on the cultural evening.”
Africa have for a long time been the ”poor step child” [...]
3000 plastic cups are used every day at the 5th World Youth Congress, only in the restaurant – a shocking number for a summit that is supposed to promote sustainability. Once again it is up to youth to make this congress eco-friendly.
Plastic comes in many forms. There are water bottles everywhere, the cups are made [...]
Representing Youth is working as a support platform for the media initative of Young Journalists at WYC 2010. We have picked this great review and pertinent observations of one of the first workshop sessions, which was published in the official WYC daily newpaper “The Congress Times”. To follow the congress online, please visit virtualwyc.net
Lobbying 101: [...]
Our latest addition to the RE:PRESENT team, Jonas Eriksson, reflects on his fresh experiences at the World Youth Congress…
The only way to survive the 5th World Youth Congress is to create some creative zones. Sanctuaries in the chaos where you can get your head together and rebuild your body and mind. I [...]
Interview with me and Myself
Me: Hey Myself! I just got this new thought while I was typing in the headline.
Do you want to hear it?
Myself: Sure! Go for it!
Me: Well, initially I thought I would come to this event and write about it. You know, the “World Youth Congress”.
But now I’m realizing that it is actually the other way round…
Today begins the 5th World Youth Congress in Istanbul, a 2-week exploration of international youth-led development, a culmination of young change-makers from around the world. 1300 delegates from 140 countries (selected by application in the following categories: activists, entrepreneurs, educators, artists & journalists), as well as 350 UN staff & representatives of state, including heads of state from various regions, are coming together to engage in process change on a new level. Turkish government has stepped forward to get inolved in a significant way, to support youth leadership on critical global issues.
Youth Action International, or YAI, is an international nonprofit working to rebuild war-torn African communities. YAI was started and inspired by acclaimed youth activist Kimmie Weeks, a survivor of the Liberian Civil War
Weeks was like a “rock star” of the Rework! With his amazing energy and presence in a room people just seem to gravitate towards him. He [...]
Nanna Frank works for a graphic facilitation company Bigger Picture in Denmark. She came to the summit with her own very special task. We have been following Nanna from the first day at Rework since we were sharing in the workspace of popup HUB corner. She was harvesting the conversations and happenings at/around/inbetween Rework in her of [...]
Fernando Salazar is a biologist from Colombia who has been working with maps most of his life. He is working for RAISG (Amazon Information Network for Socio-ambiental Georeferencing) which is a part of an organisation called Gaia Amazonas. Some of the indigenous communities in the Amazon area are already autonomous while others are still struggling for [...]
Ambika Vishwanath is coming to Rework as a representative for Strategic Foresight Group. She’s currently focused on a Water Security Initiative for the Middle East. In this regard she is involved in participatory research, analysis, developing a comprehensive report on water security, and communication with relevant stakeholders in the region. In oder words the work at Strategic [...]
Abdul-mumin Yussif is a young activist from Ghana working as a Project Coordinator for United Force for Development. They are mainly working with the 7th Millenium goal, ensuring environmental sustainability. In order to achieve that they are bringing together youth to strengthen their capacity in facing the challenges of bringing sustainable solutions into communities in Ghana.
Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn is a project director with the Tällberg Foundation and as responsible for external communications, including media relations she was the one Represeneters had firstly and most contact with and thanks to her we were given the opportunity to at all be present at the conference.
Tällberg Foundation, one of the partners at the Rework summit, [...]