Nigerian youths to show leadership at One Young World summit

It is often said that the future of any nation lies on the productivity of its youths. It is against this backdrop that young leaders from Nigeria realising the important role they play will in October this year have an opportunity to share their thoughts at the One Young World summit taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2 to 5 October 2013.

One Young World is a charity organisation that hosts an annual summit, that brings together 1,300 exceptional young people to find solutions to local, regional and global challenges.

Catherine Peter, Africa director, One Young World, while speaking about the significant role that young leaders partners in Nigeria play in impacting the lives of the country said Nigeria is a powerhouse on the African continent, therefore it is crucial the country sends a strong delegation to the first ever African-hosted One Young World summit.

“One Young World is all about impact and encouraging leaders of the future from all industries to drive tangible change when they return home from the summit,” she said.

Delegates from 190 countries are set to attend the 2013 summit, giving One Young World its widest global representation to date. 183 countries were represented at the 2012 Summit in Pittsburgh, USA, including a delegation from Nigeria.

The momentum is building for October’s summit, with preparations well underway. South Africa will host an opening ceremony on Wednesday, 2nd October, at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, inviting youths to witness the opening of what is set to be the most locally interactive summit to date with breakout sessions taking place at a number of venues throughout the city.

KELECHI EWUZIE