2013 JCI Global Partnership Summit
July 24 to 26, New York City, United States
"Youth should be given a chance to take an active part in the decision-making of local, national and global levels."
-United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Leading Global Collaboration: The Role of Young Active Citizens
No single entity can answer the world’s greatest challenges alone. Government, civil society and business each have a unique and crucial role to play, and only through collaboration will we realize a better world.
What is the role of young people in this new framework of partnership? It is our job to lead this collaboration and drive the change that will better our world for our future and the future of generations to come.
At the JCI Global Partnership Summit, young people unite with leaders of business, civil society and government to explore the greatest challenges of our time and craft sustainable solutions. These young active citizens return to their communities across the globe armed with new ideas and skills to address these challenges at their roots.
Through interactive discussions, workshops and case studies, JCI members, partners and participants will engage these concepts viewed through the unique JCI perspective as the leading global network of young active citizens.
The Summit will focus on arming active citizens with the tools and information necessary to impact their communities through targeted action and strategic partnerships.
The Summit aims to accomplish the following
- Engage thought leaders from the three sectors to explore best practices in collaboration, leading the conversation with the unique JCI perspective
- Highlight strategic partnerships and how they can be implemented at the local level to build a better world and advance the UN MDGs
- Showcase stand-out projects from all three sectors to motivate and inspire active citizens to create positive change