Global Shapers Meet in Geneva to Champion Community Development in 265 Cities Worldwide

  • global shapers communityFrom 17 to 20 August 2013, 250 young leaders from around the world will convene in Geneva, Switzerland, for the Global Shapers Community’s Annual Curators Meeting (ACM)
  • Global Shapers have established 265 city-based Hubs worldwide that carry out projects to tackle some of the most pressing problems in their communities
  • Global Shapers are 20 to 30 years of age, with great potential for future leadership roles in all sectors of society. For more information:

Geneva, Switzerland, 12 August 2013 – Two years after its launch, the World Economic Forum’s Community of Global Shapers has grown to engage more than 2,500 of the world’s most promising leaders under the age of 30 who are undertaking projects to benefit their local communities in 265 cities worldwide.

Recent projects include a mentoring road show with speeches at the top universities in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; the launch of an initiative that aims to protect underprivileged street children in Mumbai, India, by providing necessary equipment such as raincoats and umbrellas; a project in Novosibirsk, Russia, to help 10,000 future retirees become more financially aware and stable; and a business pitch competition in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.