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Shaping Davos: Second edition

The Global Shapers Community is proud to present the second edition of the Shaping Davos format at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos-Klosters, the Global Shapers Community is delighted to present the second edition of Shaping Davos series that explore local solutions to global issues.

The Shaping Davos series at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos-Klosters, connects 20 cities around the world with leaders in Davos on 5 topics related to the theme of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2016 “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution” and is webcast live at www.shapingdavos.org between Wednesday 20 January and Saturday 23 January.

Twenty community-wide local activities will provide viewers with unprecedented access to insights from cities and issues in every major region of the world. These events will also ensure that communities have the opportunity to move issues affecting them forward locally as key city/community stakeholders, such as mayors, lawmakers, local business leaders, prominent social activists, Forum communities and representatives from civil society will be taking part in the events.

The topics and the participants of Shaping Davos 2016*:

Creating 75 Million Entrepreneurs: Is this Possible?  #Shapingjobs

Public Service and Millennials: Closing the Generational Gap #Shapingtalent

The Power of the Platform #Shapingplatforms

A “Glocal” Approach to Sustainable Development #ShapingSustainability

Reimagining Urban Life #Shapingcities

*(all times are in Central European Time)

Shaping Davos is an initiative of the Global Shapers Community which brings the world to Davos and takes Davos to the world providing an unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to what is happening at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. In addition to the invaluable support of the World Economic Forum, the first edition of the Shaping Davos series received great support by all the WEF AM2015 participants and worldwide audience which was following the series at www.shapingdavos.org.

In order to make sure that everybody can reach #ShapingDavos and contribute to discussions with the questions, the Global Shapers Community provides you a unique opportunity to send questions via WhatsApp and text messages. Reach out via +41792152266! Send your questions now!

In the pursuit of its mission to bring the world to Davos and take Davos to the world the Global Shapers Community have also created Talking Davos, a series of live wrap-up sessions that provide behind-the-scenes access to what is taking place in Davos as well as topics that are interesting to the millennials. In 2015, the guests included Crown Prince & Crown Princess of Norway, Amina Mohammed of UN, Tony Fernandes of Air Asia to name a few.  This year’s edition of Talking Davos can also be followed on www.shapingdavos.org between Wednesday 20 January and Saturday 23 January.

 

Global Shapers at the WEF Annual Meeting 2016

The Global Shapers Community is represented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos-Klosters by 50 Global Shapers (with gender parity) representing 50 Hubs and 38 countries from all world regions. At the WEF Annual Meeting, Global Shapers engage in a variety of activities and interact  with important leaders across different stakeholder communities, thus sharing the voice of the youth to shape the agenda across national, regional and global issues Besides Shaping Davos and Talking Davos, the Global Shapers will be engaging in a variety of activities ranging from interactions with important leaders across different stakeholder communities wherein the youth voice will be shared to shape the agenda across national, regional and global issues. 25 Global Shapers are involved in over 30 public programs as panelists speaking on a variety of topics such as “Univision/next generation - The 21st-Century Dream”; 'Thinking Ahead: Trash or Fashion”; “Advancing Corporate Social Innovation”; “Culture and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”;  “Women in Science”; “A “Glocal” Approach to Sustainable Development” and many other crucial topics.

For the first time in the history of the Forum, the Annual Meeting is co-chaired by a Global Shaper – Amira Yahyaoui from the Tunis Hub, an activist focused on promoting human rights and advocating for transparency and accountability in Tunisia, and who will sit alongside the CEO of Microsoft Corporation Satya Nadella, the Chairman and CEO of Hitachi Ltd Hiroaki Nakanishi, the CEO of Credit Suisse AG Tidjane Thiam, the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company Mary Barra and the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Sharan Burrow