The British Council is partnering with the World Economic Forum, a renowned independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Under the Global Change Makers umbrella, the British Council will take part in this year’s edition of the WEF taking place in Marrakech from the 26th to 28th October.
We are currently searching for young Moroccan leaders who will represent GCM and the British Council at the WEF.
The selected participants will be required to attend a 3-5 day pre-WEF training workshop in Morocco in order to strengthen their knowledge about the key issues, and to prepare them to interact effectively during the event. They will have the opportunity to meet with world leaders, to take part in Q&A sessions, and possibly to be a member of one of the discussion panels.
They will also be required to act as 'citizen journalists' and live reporters on behalf of GCM/MENA – posting blogs, commenting online, making videos and sound interviews, and operating a shared twitter/watwet account.
- All applicants will fill the below application form
- Produce a 1-2 page statement on one of the below topics to be discussed at WEF as well as a 2-minute YouTube video in English.
To be considered, the applicants will have the following profile:
- Be between 18 and 24 years old
- Demonstrate a significant track record of achievement in social entrepreneurship, community activism or volunteer work
- Be willing to commit to the GCM programme and network beyond their participation in the summit
- Commit to spreading the skills acquired thanks to Global Changemakers in communities and schools
- Be comfortable communicating in English
Moreover for candidates to participate effectively in this meeting they need to be:
- Well informed about economic, social and political issues in the region
- Proven ability to speak on 'hot issues' with a particular focus on the below WEF topics
- Experience of use of new media, in particular a track record in commenting, stimulating debate
- Confidence in formal settings, and able to interact appropriately with powerful opinion leaders
- Critical, analytical and able to argue a position drawing on recent data and relevant evidence
Applicant will be required to complete this application form. This will include the opportunity to describe knowledge, skills and experience. Those applicants with an online presence will be asked to provide links to their contributions online. Please send your submissions before the closing date 26th July 2010 to the following email address: