‘The Global Shapers’ – is an exclusive community of exceptional youth in their 20s, established by the World Economic Forum this year at Davos. This community would comprise of a selected band of exceptional youth from across the world, possessing unique qualities and extraordinary achievements that set them apart from the mainstream. They would be drawn from diverse fields like business, politics, media, NGO etc. The Forum shall have a two pronged agenda - first helping the individual shapers who are already extraordinary in their achievements to further increase their role through their interactions with achievers from other spheres, second to provide them with a global platform to shape the future, and to catalyze, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and solutions for the world's most pressing solutions.
"We are becoming increasingly aware that solutions to our global challenges must purposefully engage youth, at all levels –locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This generation has the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future." Professor Klaus Schwab, Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
"The ‘Global Shapers’ drawn from various disciplines and fields would eventually unleash a new renaissance by catalysing and enhancing, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges." Sangeeth Varghese, Founding Curator, Global Shapers.