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 [...]
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.
The Istanbul Action Plan is one tangible outcome of the world youth congress 2010. It contains thoughts and suggestions concerning the “Millennium Development Goals” which where set up by the United Nations in the year 2000. In order to mobilize “material and institutional support” for “youth-led development” projects, it highlights several key focus areas of [...]
Our Year, Our Voice
Posted by Jonas Eriksson in Great Generation on August 11, 2011
I have been waiting for a long time and now it’s time for the UN Year of Youth to begin. Under the tagline “Our Year, Our Voice” young people from around the world will speak up for more participation, [...]
by Kartik Das
Trenchcoats and fancy leather shoes are the first things you see as you step into the Hayir Carsisi in the Pendik Municipality. What might otherwise be mistaken for a storage facility for fashion apparel is actually a “Donation Bazaar”, one of 60 such centres that exist in the many provinces [...]
The category of Young Journalists at the 5th World Youth Congress in Istanbul is an active and courageous group of 100+ budding young reporters who are contributing a huge amount to the sustainability of this conference by creating a flow of content that will continue to serve the congress aims long after we have all [...]
The beauty of Chaos
Curro Martino contemplating chaos in front of Ataturk “Father of the Turks” visage ©ndhct
The beauty of chaos
Neologismism is the suggestion to not only use new words (neologisms) but to dive into what they express. After one week of Istanbulism I think that I am allowed to report ohm mani [...]
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, [...]
What is Fair Knowledge? It is an organisation and the thought behind it that knowledge is fair when everyone has the opportunity to create, disseminate and apply it.
Through different workshops and events Fair Knowledge is striving to include EVERYONE in the education processes since we can always learn so much from each other and enrich [...]
No More Lullabies is an initiative bringing together musicians in order to “wake up” people from the status quo passiveness. As an artist and a musician one has a great chance to be a role model and to take advantage of that to communicate engagement and change seem quite natural when you actually see it [...]
Shashank Verma is founder and president at Clean Star Energy, India a sustainable biofuel company working with biofuels in India as well as Mozambique and Brasil.
Clean Star Energy is providing a more efficient supply chain, a distributive model where farmers are growing their own biofules on their less fertile areas of land and use that energy [...]
Karin Ruiz is a CEO at Peepoople, a company turning sanitation problem into a source of fertilizers. Offering smart solution in a form of degradable plastic bags that turn a growing problem of slums and undeveloped areas into an opportunity to increase crops!
This is like the bags are described on their Peepoople homepage:
“The Peepoo is [...]
Ramesh Prabhu is an Indian entrepreneur running a SocioEnvio Solutions social enterprise in India. Their aim is to adress the problem of air-pollution caused by numerous auto rickshaws in India. Since new technological solutions are not always cheap and the drivers are very dependent on their minor daily income this challenge took a different approach. [...]
Ms Poonam Ahluwalia is the Founder and the President of Youth Employment Systems (YES) Inc, an international, nonprofit and development organization based at Cambridge College, MA. YES launched a decade long Campaign at the first ever global Youth Employment Summit held in Alexandria, Egypt in 2002.
The YES Campaign was launched by 1600 delegates from 120 [...]
Reinoud Meijer comes from Youth Initiative Program located in Järna, Sweden. The program offers a one year education for social entrepreneurs, where the focus is not only on the entrepreneurship itself ie what and how are the profits made and shared, what are the consequences for the society moreover it emphasizes the personality of the [...]
The Hunger Project is a global organisation whose mission is to bring an end to hunger. Since hunger and poverty is often very closely related to lack of knowledge and education it is no surprise that The Hunger Project in India is mainly working with providing training and education for women. Women and young girls [...]
John D. Liu is a director at the Environmental Education Media Project. Trying to answer a question how to describe the Rework conference in one word Mr. Liu offered us some thinking when refusing the word work and instead emphasizing understanding and consciousness in order to aline ourselves with natural systems.
The Environmental Education Media Project [...]
Yet another inspiring initiative we came across at Rework: Everon Orange came to Sweden to present a project that goes by the name of Heal the Hood. As the name implies the project is taking place in the “hoods”, using art workshops and training as a method of rehabilitation and further more encouraging young people [...]