Deadline: 10 December 2013
Open to: youth worldwide 18-30 years old who have demonstrated their leadership potential and attended a previous One Young World Summit
Benefits: sponsored stay at the One Young World Summit in Dublin in October 2014, plus the chance to represent an international organization
One Young World was founded in 2009 and is a London-based charity that gathers together young people from around the world, helping them make lasting connections to create positive change. They stage an annual Summit where the young delegates, backed by the One Young World Counsellors, debate and formulate solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. No youth-dominated event outside the Olympic Games brings together more countries than One Young World.
One Young World Summit 2014 will take place in Dublin, Ireland, 15-19 October 2014. One Young World Summits are fantastic, inspiring events but it is after each Summit that the hard work really begins. Between Summits, One Young World makes huge efforts to follow Ambassador initiatives, promote their stories and connect them with each other. But One Young World HQ can’t do this alone!
It is vital to follow what Ambassadors all round the world are doing in their countries, communities or businesses. To make this more effective Coordinating Ambassadors from 21 geographical regions will be elected to take the lead on reporting on the amazing work that happens in between Summits.
Coordinating Ambassadors will primarily be expected to liaise with all One Young World Ambassadors within their geographical regions (for regions, see below). They may set up a regional Ambassador Committee if they wish to ensure the following are delivered:
- Information gathering: One Young World will create an Ambassador activity and output measurement questionnaire. Coordinators will ensure Ambassadors in their region complete the questionnaire, verifying the information supplied is correct. This data will provide information on the impact of Ambassadors and will form the basis of case studies and data visualisation for a range of purposes.
- Gathering photography, film and other media: Alongside information and data, Coordinators will gather compelling film and photography of Ambassadors in their region. This should include footage and photographs of Ambassadors’ initiatives and any appearances in the media.
- Organise physical and/or online Ambassador meetings/focus groups: Coordinators will assist One Young World in canvassing Ambassadors regarding the topics to be covered at the 2014 Summit. Coordinators are encouraged to stage Caucuses – physical and/or online meetings, which are aimed at fostering strong connections among Ambassadors in their region throughout the year.
- Commissioning Ambassador Blogs: Blogs written by Ambassadors are currently published on the One Young World website and on The Huffington Post. Coordinators will commission and deliver at least four blogs per month written by Ambassadors in their region. The topics for the blogs, which will be agreed with One Young World, may vary from an account of an Ambassador’s activities to opinion pieces on events or issues happening in the region. On occasion, One Young World may ask the Coordinator to commission a blog about a news event while it is current.
Organise a regional opinion panel: Coordinators, via the regional committee, will recruit at least one Ambassador from each country in their region who can be contacted for an immediate response to a pressing topical question. One Young World will create questions on a regular basis; Coordinators will gather the responses.
Coordinate events: One Young World is often able to offer its Ambassadors the chance to attend exclusive events. For example, in 2013, Ambassadors took part in the historic youth takeover of the United Nations and in South Africa, the economist Jim O’Neill attended a round table event with Ambassadors, organised by One Young World to discuss sustainable development in BRICS countries, which was widely covered in the media. When these opportunities arise, Coordinators will invite Ambassadors in the local area to attend. Coordinators will also have the opportunity to suggest and stage approved fundraising and other events in their region with local partners and other potential stakeholders.
One Young World delegates are 18-30 years old and have demonstrated their leadership potential. Many have already had an impact in their home countries on a range of issues, including the role of business in society, transparency in business and government, the impact of climate change, global health and hunger relief.
Please note that you can only apply to be a Coordinating Ambassador if you have attended a One Young World Summit.
- A fully sponsored Returning Ambassador place (NOT INCLUDING TRAVEL TO/FROM DUBLIN) at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin.
- Attend a special exclusive event for Coordinating Ambassadors at the 2014 Summit.
- Key role in defining the 2014 Summit agenda.
- Contribute to a working group at the 2014 Summit to share experience and formulate best practice for future Coordinators.
- Unique chance to represent an international organisation at a national and regional level.
- Opportunity to help host national and regional events with key partners.
- A direct working relationship with One Young World leadership, including attending/hosting approved events.
- Gain new skills such as impact measurement, reporting and communications.
The applications close on 10 December 2013.
The first step towards becoming a Coordinating Ambassador is to complete the application form AVAILABLE HERE. (Please note that you may need to log out of your account and then log back in again before you can access the application)
Three applicants from each region will be shortlisted and the Coordinating Ambassadors will then be elected by a vote open to all One Young World Ambassadors.
10 December – Applications close
19 December – Election of shortlisted applicants opens
January 2014 – Coordinating Ambassadors announced
There are 21 regions, each to be led by a Coordinating Ambassador. They have been designed so that they are as even as possible in terms of the number of Ambassadors living there. You can review the regions on the website HERE.
Please note – If you are not sure which region you fall under please don’t hesitate to check with the team at [email protected]
For more details, please see the official website HERE.