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The Emerging Leaders Network

The GES Emerging Leaders Network is building a next-generation leadership community that brings together young leaders with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds to address the world’s most pressing challenges. The Emerging Leaders Network draws its membership primarily from the Global Economic Fellows Program and the wider Global Economic Symposium (GES) community. The Network is integrated within the GES with the prime objective to drive youth engagement through all GES initiatives and to deepen the intergenerational dialogue initiated by the Global Economic Fellows with the GES community:

  • Empower Young Leaders to Engage in Global Problem-Solving: Today’s youth will be the generation most impacted by the consequences of current decisions. They are also in a unique position to shape these decisions and influence these decisions’ outcomes. The Emerging Leaders Network engages young leaders across the fields of business, policy, civil society and academia, and equips them with the professional networks and knowledge to address the world’s most pressing challenges.
  • Deepen the Intergenerational Dialogue: With 40% of the world’s population between 15 to 39 years of age, it is crucial that the youth are engaged in, and help shape the discussion around global challenges.  The Network initiates an intergenerational dialogue on global problem-solving with senior leaders. It helps ensure that the perspectives of the youth are captured and integrated with the wider GES dialogue.