Global Forum 2016

Youth Global Forum 2016 took place in Jakarta, Indonesia in November 23-27. The event gathered together more than 100 participants from all over the world. The topic of the annually organized event was related to the location and actuality of the matter. This year, it was "The Interdependence Between Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship - Creating a sustainable environment for social development through tech innovation".

The Youth Global Forum 2016 in Jakarta has concluded. Over the course of four days, more than 100 young people from 29 countries were gathered together to come up with interesting solutions for sustainable social development. Seven youth initiatives “battled” for the Forum’s main prize – a realization grant. And the winner was a young, but experienced, social entrepreneur from Russia: Olga Lakhnova, with a project targeted to fight the isolation of elderly people by allowing them to help with educating children. Olga plans to launch a social club in Moscow where local retirees will be able to use their knowledge for good by educating children through one-on-one instruction or in “classes” consisting of small groups. According to Olga, this will help elderly people to fight isolation and will give children the opportunity to obtain additional education for free. In this interview Olga explains the concept behind her winning project.

 After a series of meetings between Youth Time and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Prague, main representatives of both parties Ms. Julia Kinash, President Youth Time International Movement and Mr. Wahono Yulianto, First Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs of the Embassy of Indonesia in Prague, on Monday 5 September 2016 officially signed a letter of intent on cooperation, for the organization of the Youth Global Forum.

International movement Youth Time opens applications for the Youth Global Forum 2016! The event will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia in November 24-26. The forum will gather together more than 150 participants from all over the world with the aim of brainstorming solutions for the most prevalent youth issues. The topic of the annual event is The Interdependence Between Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship - Creating a Sustainable Environment for Social Development Through Tech Innovation. Participation is partially funded. Deadline to apply is September 19th.

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