Apply: Global Shapers Kumasi Hub Recruitment July 2016




About the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Global Shapers Community (GSC) The World Economic Forum is a multi-stakeholder platform, established by Professor Klaus Schwab and famous for its iconic annual meeting in Davos where world leaders and changemakers congregate each January.

The WEF is a forum committed to ‘improving the state of the world’ as per its mission statement. Bringing together business leaders, academia, and government stakeholders, the World Economic Forum allows international dialogue to shape regional and international agendas. Recognising that youth had emerged as a key demographic over the past few years, the WEF launched the Global Shapers Community with the aim to empower and gather youth of leadership caliber under this initiative, which would call upon youth to address key issues through innovative dialogue and projects. The Global Shapers Community is organised in city-based Hubs, each with its own decentralised governance structure, and is a strong international network of youth leaders – not of tomorrow, but of today.  


The Kumasi Hub is the Ghanaian chapter of the Global Shapers Community. Since its establishment early 2014, the Hub has been on an iterative journey to improve the state of the world as per the values of the World Economic Forum and the Global Shapers Community. Shapers in the Kumasi Hub are committed to the ideals of innovation, solution-seeking, self-improvement and knowledge-building, to represent the highest ideal of youth leadership, underscored by integrity, sustainability and creativity. There is no such thing as 'it can't be done' - instead, the Kumasi Hub believes in the energy generated from the sharing and evolution of ideas, and from capitalizing on the shared excitement of seeing solutions and potentialities which emerge from our discussions. Each Shaper is empowered to conceptualize and lead their own project within the Hub. Kumasi meets once a month for substantive meetings, and Shapers can also host additional meetings if required. Communication happens online. Shapers are able to apply for World Economic Forum events, and interact with the wider network of Shapers and Curators.

About the recruitment process

We are looking for Changers and Shakers in from various field of expertise and work but we are particularly interested in applicants from the sectors and with expertise in

  • Health;
  • Education;
  • Legal Service;
  • Media/Social Media;
  • Photography
  • Project Managment
  • Education
  • Agribusiness
  • Marketing  
  • Education
  • Agribusiness
  • Marketing  


What are we looking for?

Potential Shapers must be:

  • Young open-minded, extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership roles in society, and with verifiable achievements.
  • Between 20 and 29 years old at the time of nomination.
  • From all walks of life and share a spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest.
  • Highly committed, with passion and dynamism, to developing their leadership potential towards serving society and building a more sustainable, peaceful and inclusive world.
  • Adhering to the highest standards of moral and intellectual integrity.
  • Possessing unique qualities that distinctly set them apart from the mainstream.
  • Entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial track record, having already initiated and delivered a major project or founded a company or organisation or having been in an influential position as part of a larger organisation, exceptionally contributing to serving society at large.
  • Currently residing in Kumasi-Ghana.
  • Ready to deeply and actively engage in the Shapers community, reinforcing its mission and objectives and supporting fellow Shapers in their individual and professional development.
  • Ready to regularly engage in the Hub’s physical and virtual activities throughout the year.


What we’re not looking for is individuals looking to embellish their CVs, or aiming to use the Global Shapers Community brand or the World Economic Forum’s name for their own purposes.

Applicants from all sectors are encouraged to apply and encouraged to demonstrate the unique perspective, experiences, and skills that you would bring to the group.


To apply, fill in the application form attached at the top left corner of this article (download it here), and send it to us along with your CV by 21st July 2016 on kumasihub@gmail.com.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. A panel of Global Shapers will review the applications, and cast nominations for the interview stage. If you are selected for an interview, you will be requested to come for a face to face interview on 29th July, 2016.

If you pass the interview stage, and no objection is raised, you will be admitted to the Hub on a two-month probation basis, at the end of which your membership of the Global Shapers Community shall be confirmed.


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