call for applications: Global Changemakers Youth Summit in the UK

Sixty (60) social activists will be selected from all over the world to attend the Global Youth Summit in England, November 13-19. The participants will spend a week in the UK sharing best practices in the areas of human rights, climate change, poverty reduction, education, HIV/AIDS, and social entrepreneurship.

The sixty Changemakers will share best practices in the areas of human rights, climate change, poverty reduction, education, HIV/AIDS, and social entrepreneurship, and will work together with experts and organisations like MTV, Oxfam and Save the Children. The week will consist of five full days of training, workshops, as well as visits to local community projects to help build participants’ capacity and establish innovative youth-led solutions to pressing global challenges.

Who will be selected?
Candidates should:
✔ Be aged between 16-19 on November 13, 2011
✔ Have a proven track record of social entrepreneurship, community activist, or volunteer work
✔ Possess good spoken command of English

How will participants be selected?

On 4 July 2011, an online call for applications will go out on
asking social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from around the world aged 16-19 to submit a written application and 2-minute YouTube video detailing their track record in community work and how they plan to contribute to the network activity and wider impact if selected.

Deadline of Applications: 24 July 2011 (Sunday)

Applications will be evaluated for quality of the applications as well as geographic, thematic and gender balance. Sixty candidates will be invited to attend the summit and join the Global Changemakers network.

There are currently nine (9) Global Changemakers from the Philippines. Six of them were recently selected to attend the Asia Youth Summit in Delhi, India on 17 – 23 July. They are: Albert Gonzalo Bautista, Joseph Anthony Ernest Mansilla, Anna Oposa, Dwight Jason Ronan, Samuel Rottiers and Ponce Ernest Samaniego. They have been selected from over a thousand young people who applied from all over the world. It is the first time that the Asia Youth Summit is being held.


The Global Youth Summit is part of the British Council’s Global Changemakers initiative. Global Changemakers is a global youth network of social entrepreneurs, social activists and volunteers.
They meet to share ideas and best practices, and work individually and together on projects that directly impact the lives of those in their local communities. In addition, each year, a select group of Global Changemakers is chosen to participate in high-level political and economic events like the World Economic Forum, to act as advocates and to raise decision-makers’ awareness of key issues on the global agenda.

Since its inception at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in 2007, Global Changemakers has organised and run over 15 regional and global youth workshops across the world – in Amman, Beirut, Cape Town, Doha, Harare, Rio de Janeiro and London, among others. Global Changemakers have been invited to participate in World Economic Forum events in Cartagena, Dar es Salaam, Sharm el Sheikh, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and Davos, the Clinton Global Initiative, G20, UN World Climate Conference, Women Deliver, and the launch of the World Bank’s Youth Anti-Corruption network.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Jennifer Domingo, Programme Coordinator
T +914 1011 to 14 ext 134
E [email protected]

The British Council is the UK’s international body for cultural relations. We build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.
We are registered in the UK as a charity.

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Anna Oposa

Anna Oposa is a blogger, freelance writer, advocate, performer, runner, swimmer, scuba diver, and planeteer. She is best at being an ambassador of good vibes.

Anna graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, with a degree in BA English Studies. She now works at the Law of Nature Foundation.