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September 8, 2016

2016 YGP Talent Network Kick-Started Last Month

For young talents with ambitions to change the world! YGP empower future leaders. Several thousand young people – from all over the world – applied this year resulting in an incredible mix of cultures, backgrounds and experiences in the 2016 YGP Talent Network, kick-started on a 3-week learning Journey in Tanzania last month! The Journey […]

August 20, 2016

Planning the Network

The second last day of the Journey was about planning the future of the network that has been kick-started on the three-week learning Journey in Tanzania with our amazing group of 20 talents from 11 different countries. A YGP talent network is a network for life. After the Journey the network will continue through online […]

August 18, 2016

Visiting COWI

While visiting COWI we learned about the Tanzanian business environment and what it is like to do business in Tanzania as an international company. We had some truly interesting presentations on oil and gas projects with a special focus on the Environmental Impact Assessments, culture as a factor in doing business, and COWI’s background. Moreover, […]

August 17, 2016

Dar es Salaam & Global Shapers

We had another great day, with eye-opening lectures on climate change and economics at Dar es Salaam university. In the evening we met three Global Shapers, from the World Economic Forum community, who make a huge impact through their work – Edutainment for children, fighting for women’s legal rights, and advocating youth and start-up business. […]

August 16, 2016

Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam

On the bus we prepared for our visit to the Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam by discussing the efficacy of Aid vs. Trade in developing countries. At the Embassy we had a truly inspiring presentation on the embassy’s different roles and activities in Tanzania, which include support of cooperation between the two countries and […]

August 16, 2016

SOS Children’s Village in Dar es Salaam

What a great experience to visit the childhood home of one of our young talented participants, Innocent, in the SOS Children’s Village in Dar es Salaam! Also, it was a true pleasure to meet his warmhearted mother, who was obviously very proud of him! Dar es Salaam will be the last destination of our learning […]

August 14, 2016

SOS Children’s Village in Zanzibar

An amazing stay, arranged by 10 young SOS volunteers, at the SOS Children’s village in Zanzibar has come to an end. We are so touched by all the great work that SOS Children’s village does and how well we have been taken care of while visiting. We had an wonderful last day, visiting mangroves and […]

August 13, 2016

Networking in Zanzibar

Networking is an important part of the YGP Journey. While snorkeling around coral reefs and seeing mangroves, the participants also had a chance to get to know each other even better. While having our lunch at Kwale island we also had an exotic fruit tasting, after which we sailed back to shore on a traditional […]

August 12, 2016

Environment & History in Zanzibar

We learned about mangroves and coral reefs in a biodiversity lecture at Zanzibar University. We spent the afternoon roaming the streets of Stone town and also visited the slave market, which brought a lot of thoughts to mind. We ended the day with a wonderful traditional Tanzanian dinner at the SOS kindergarten. Key learnings from […]

August 11, 2016

Stone Town & Talents from SOS Children’s Village

Meeting talented youth from the SOS Children’s village in Zanzibar was an amazing experience. During the evening SOS showed us around in Stone Town, a UNESCO world heritage site, where we also ate dinner from different local vendors. We are so excited to be living at the SOS Children’s village during our stay in Zanzibar. […]