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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 globalshaperscommunity@gmail.com

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8 comment(s)
Written by: juanb, 28 Jul 2011 4:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic


Fluff.
Written by: RobertoJose, 28 Jul 2011 4:20 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
Leave the political children out of it, if you now whats good forya
Written by: dreadlocks, 28 Jul 2011 7:51 PM
From: United States
i pass by a certain location every day, where a group of guys play chess. i watch this kid arrive, in tattered rags, and shoes with holes in them. his sister arrives, and buys 3 platanos for the family to eat for lunch. the kid sits to the table, and blows away all the so called masters, without breaking a sweat. i go home , almost in tears, because i think of how miserable losers like Leonel have betrayed the dreams of the talented youth, who languish in poverty and hopelessness, while his friends and their families import Maybachs and Maseratis , duty free, and his arrogant wife has stores close to the public, so she can peruse the Manolo Blahniks. and people wonder why people like Chavez and Castro are admired in certain segements of a population.
Written by: gmiller261, 29 Jul 2011 8:05 AM
From: United States

For this to work, these people would have had to been taken away from their families before they could speak and educated in some 1st world country.

A 30 year old in the DR has already been affected by the inbred entitlement mentality, greed is good and transparent corruption is sign of your machismo.

Forget it.
Written by: anthonyC, 29 Jul 2011 9:17 AM
From: United States
Great,

Train a whole new cadre of mini-John Milton Keynes to continue the socialist stupidity
Written by: guillermone, 29 Jul 2011 10:06 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"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."

Wow........... ! ! Does this not sound quite pretentious don't you think? Imagine they want to improve the state of the "World." Did I not hear once that "charity starts at home" ? How about if we first improve the state of affairs in the Dominican Republic and maybe later we can think about everybody else and then the rest of the world.
Written by: dreadlocks, 29 Jul 2011 11:34 AM
From: United States
says anthonyc, the guy with the IQ of an ape

Written by: anthonyC, 29 Jul 2011 9:17 AM
From: United States
Great,

Train a whole new cadre of mini-John Milton Keynes to continue the socialist stupidity

show me where the DR is vaguely a socialist country. only a numbskull with your lack of brains could believe that a country with 42% of a population living below the poverty line, and one of the greatest inequality of income indices, is socialist. you are the poster boy for why truancy is a detrimental practice.
Written by: ArsenioALembertJr, 31 Jul 2011 7:05 PM
From: Spain, Ibiza, Minorca, Mallorca
NWO hack academy is what they ought to call the program. Perhaps, some can then become members of the CFR, or go to Harvard or Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship....Yeah, right.
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