My Experience of Joining the One Young World Summit 2018

We are one world, we are one people, we are one humanity, we are one destiny, and we are one blood[1]. If the world around us fails, we never can be successful!

Be authentic to who you are and be who you are. We need to bring humanity back. It starts with connections-it starts with the brain and the heart[2]. The cost of solving the problems is cheaper than not solving them. You don’t have to be alone and don’t have to do it alone. Bring other people with you. The world changes when we work together.[3]”We are not so divided actually. We are one people travelling around one planet, together. My home is earth”.[4]

Mobility is definitely a fundamental need and Partnership is the key. It brings us together and make social life possible. Mobility is changing dramatically; how do we organize mobility is the key to success.  The former Public Prosecutor of South Africa, Thuli Mandonsela says, “Focus your dreams on the world you want to live in, find areas to step up and advance integrity and form connections to advance your dream”.

Your purpose should be to making the world a better place. We need the knowledge, the skills and the energy of the young people. Making money is not the only goal of the economy. We need people not only for the salary. The purpose should be to work for everyone and for all around. These two things should go together! You need to have purpose and sustainability. Which world do you want to leave behind? Dare to focus on the challenges of the problem, and dare to mobilize. Our voice and our influence could be used with youth to create a different agenda and apply the skills in the communities. “Do not let the voices of doubt to put out your fire”[5]. “You are not a leader by status, you are a leader by action. Believe in your potential, believe in your ideas and believe in your vision”.[6]

800 million people suffer from hunger and they do not know whether their children will be alive or no. 820 million will not have the skills by 2024 to enter into the job markets. Less than half of the people know the skills that are required for the workplace. What are the future skills we need to know? Workers need to be given life skills. Out of 1.8 billion entering the workforce, 1.5 million of them will not have the skills for the work of tomorrow by 2030.[7]Workers need to be taught skills so they can navigate their skills. We do the work not because its easy but because its hard to do. Education should not end at schools. We need to invest in education. Education for individual opportunity, for success, for a civilized society, and for citizenship.[8]How we work in the work place for the future? We need to have a digital curriculum based on the world demand.

We also suffer from a climate change and we cannot mobilize other people if the world goes on like this. Education needs to be inclusive and education needs to be digitalized. We also need to address new forms of energy and should be determined to create a brighter world.

Moreover, we are facing the issue of ethics. The ethical values differ from context to context and the expectations to abide by some ethical values differ from each other in different settings. Consider trust as a currency of ethics and you need to create and generate trust alongside spreading the trust. We need to ask ourselves “Is it the right thing to do and it is ethical thing to do?”. When ethics is an issue silence is never an option!!.

We are good at the what and how questions. We need to concentrate more on the why question. Start more concentration on why do I do a certain thing? And how can we change it? You don’t have to re-invent everything. You can improve it and see what is the level of sustainability you can bring. For example, for entrepreneurship we ned to design our own financial institutions on how to create a bench mark partner. Define the systems and have the courage and step in and take the lead and challenge the status quo. We are to have Deep listening, and patient engagement, understanding and collaboration, and stubborn optimism! WE NEED TO ASK OURSLEVES How we can have Sustainability, digitalization, and Urbanization.

Reimagine our self and see the world how we see the world from space. WE ARE ONE PEOPLE, TRAVVLING ONE WORLD. “When I came to earth, I felt I am home. Although I was in kazekestan”says Astronaut Ron who has been to space. We need to have more collaborations; Image of earth raise, and collaboration, Principle of earth rise: Peace and Harmony. Planet is evolved and thrived fro everyone. Future of our planet could be the manifestation of the world we saw from the space[9].

Global conflicts have affected more than 68 million people around the world[10]. say. We need a greater sense of compassion, humanity, and a greater sense of recognizing the cause of migration[11]. We need to imagine a better future in order to create one. We have to think from our heart, but act from our mind. Its your world, its your now and its your future so lets work on it[12]. There is more power in the young people than in the people in the power[13]. If you don’t do politics, politics will do you. The skills of the future are not tech skills. Its how you combine those skills with soft skills, employability and entrepreneurship[14]. SO step in, take political positions, run for offices, and be the leaders!

Thank you One Young World and the City of Love and Confidence and Peace and Justice (The Hauge) for your great hospitality! My experience was an incredible one and I truly thank you for providing such a platform! Thank you the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for providing me with the Enterprise for Peace Scholarship. I am more empowered with having a global family! Very much looking forward to joining you for next years and years!!!

[1]Mohamed Amersi

[2]Paul Polman

[3]Naomi Campbell in the One Young World 2018.

[4]Astronaut Ron Garan

[5]Naomi Campbell says,

[6]Olu Odubjabo

[7]Jamira Burley

[8]Former Prime Minister of the UK, Hn Gordon Brown

[9]Astronaut Ron Garan


[11]Kumi Naidoo

[12]Former President of the Ireland

[13]Bright Kaomi

[14]Kenny Mafidon


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Gharsanay Amin as recognition of her work got the “Emerging Young Leader’s Award” in 2017 by the US State Department; the second Degree Promotion from the President of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr.Ashraf Ghani; and the Responsible Citizen Award by the H.E. First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani. She is the organizer of the Young Women Leadership Conference, which provides leadership workshops for girls ages 14-19. Successful conferences have been held in Kabul, Bamyan, and Nangarhar, Ghor, Samangan, and Heart provinces with more than 500 beneficiaries. She is the co-founder of the Global Youth Development Initiative where students are connected to professional and peer mentors from across the world for academic advising and international exposure. Gharsanay is the co-organizer of the first ever Model UN in Afghanistan. As the team ambassador in the Everywhere Everywoman Project, she has been a part of a team whose mission is to develop the first ever-international Treaty on Violence Against Women from 2015-2017. She is changing the hearts and minds of the Ulema through the Afghan Girls Sustainable Education project which aims to increase enrollment and decrease drop out rates. Over 100 Ulema, tribal leaders and elders representing 21 districts from all over Nangarhar province have participated and she plans additional workshops in Jalalabad and then Laghman Province. Gharsanay recently won the Enterprise for Peace Scholarship representing Afghanistan in the One Young World Summit, 2018. She also secured a scholarship for the Generation Change Fellowship which is a two years abroad fellowship by the United States Institute of Peace. She is a Global Youth Change Ambassador by the Roundtable Global. She is also an alumni of Philia Women Empowerment, a platform provided by AUAF. She with a team represented AUAF in Willem Vis Moot Court Competition in Kuwait and in Hong Kong (getting the runner up award which for the first time a team from Afghanistan made it to that level), in ICC (International Criminal Court) Moot Court Competition in Hague, Netherlands, in International Dispute Resolution Competition held in India, and in IIT Mumbai Debate Tournament in India. She was one of the Youth Leaders in Youth Leader’s Exchange with His Holliness the Dalai Lama discussing the issues of healing and resilience and how to support youth peace building, encourage exchange with each other and manage conflict with non-violent ways and to develop inner peace. She was representing Afghanistan in the 9th Ministerial Meeting in the USA, Community of Democracies Civil Society Conference. Gharsanay was also selected to attend the Women2Women International Leadership Conference in Boston in 2015. She is a graduate of AUAF with securing high honor and honor awards almost in all the semesters and is a successful finalist for the 2019-2020 Fulbright cohort for Master’s degree. She has been teaching assistant in two courses offered at AUAF namely the Informal dispute resolution class and in the University success class. She did research in the rule of law and development in Afghanistan with Stanford Professor, Mehdi Hakimi

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