Santo Domingo.- The World Economic Forum will build a global community of the most outstanding young people committed to improving the state of the world, selecting groups of young talents by regional hubs. The World Economic Forum will select around 25 Dominicans between 20 and 30 years old to be part of “the Global Shapers Community” as members of the Dominican Hub.
“The Community will create value by providing participants with the knowledge and insights that engender a better understanding of the global, regional and industry agendas. The Community will have impact by catalyzing and enhancing, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Members of the group will be engaged in initiatives related to specific challenges identified by the local hub and by the Global Shapers team headquartered in Geneva. To achieve these objectives, the Global Shapers Community will also interact and collaborate with the other members and communities of the World Economic Forum, including leaders from business, politics, academia, civil society, science, media, etc,” explained in a press conference Marco De la Rosa who was selected by the World Economic Forum as the coordinator of this initiative for the Dominican Republic.
Potential members of the Global Shapers Community must be young extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership roles in society, between 20 and 30 years old at the time of nomination, highly committed to developing their leadership potential towards serving society adhering to the highest standards of moral and intellectual integrity.
“Becoming a member of the Global Shapers Community provides individuals with the opportunity to belong to a global network of outstanding young leaders who closely collaborate to shape a better future, engaging with the broader Forum community and its members and constituents, further develop leadership skills and capabilities through custom programs, workshops, informal gatherings, mentorship opportunities, etc, gain in-depth exposure to thought-leadership and knowledge of global, regional and industry issues, and actively initiate and contribute to local, regional and global initiatives towards improving the state of the world,” informed Marco De la Rosa who also is President of the Energy Group AES Dominicana and President of the Dominican Association of Foreign Investment Corporations.
As the Global Shapers Community seeks to be the foremost community of incredible youth under 30, it will establish a comprehensive nomination and selection process (in collaboration with other organizations) to identify and select the world's most outstanding young talent and provide them with opportunities to nurture their individual professional goals, their commitment to society, as well as their potential to contribute to shaping the future by providing inspiring leadership.
Nominations will be opened until august 25. Potential candidates should send their bio and a letter (max 300 words) explaining their interests in this community to the mail firstname.lastname@example.org