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September 8-11 2017 over 400 Global Shapers from around the world will be Geneva, Switzerland, for the 2017 Annual Curators Meeting (ACM) and Botswana is represented.

Lesego Otlhabanye, Hub Curator of the Gaborone Hub, will be among the many shapers sharing their views with senior representatives of international organisations, as by invitation of the World Economic Forum, and adding a voice on the discussion of global challenges.

In order to close the gap between millennial perspectives and global governance, the Meeting will aim to empower widespread innovation and enable collaborative action among young leaders who make up 50% of the world’s population but are under-represented in global affairs. Annual Curators Meeting is intended to deepen Global Shapers capacity to serve the mission of their community. Under the theme ‘The Time is Now,’ the world needs Global Shapers now more than ever.

Curators will also engage in skills-based learning with peers and global experts; showcase the impact projects of their Hubs; and gain core competencies and practical tips to take back to their Hubs and their countries.

The Global Shapers Community is a worldwide network of Hubs developed and led by promising young leaders who want to build on their achievements and entrepreneurial drive to make a positive contribution to their communities. Nominated under the age of 30, Shapers form a multistakeholder community and come from a variety of backgrounds including business, government, civil society, journalism, social entrepreneurialism, arts and culture. The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and is independent, neutral, non-political and not for profit.

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