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August 11, 2017

Forming a Life-Long Network

YGP establishes global talent networks and after three amazing weeks, filled with learning, networking and new experiences, the 23 participants planned and shaped their future network. The steering committee consists of members from Egypt, Russia, Tanzania and USA. Some learning sentences from the day: Mahmoud: “No matter how different we appear, similarities can be found […]

August 10, 2017

Visiting the Danish Embassy & Local Market

Visiting the Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam was an amazing experience, with an enlightening presentation on aid, trade and the role of an embassy. A big thank you to the Danish embassy for having us, and for a great presentation on such an interesting topic! In the afternoon we experienced a local market in […]

August 9, 2017

COWI & Global Shapers

The theme of the day was responsible business and this is what we saw during the day’s many activities: First, a visit to COWI, where we heard about the gas industry in Tanzania and how responsible environmental practices can be an integrated part of doing business. Next, we visited Vodacom and heard about their M-Pesa […]

August 8, 2017

Warm Welcome in Dar es Salam

We received a warm welcome, to our last stop on the Journey, by the SOS Children’s village in Dar es Salam. Experiencing two SOS Children’s villages in Tanzania has had a strong influence on our learnings on the Journey. Every night on the Journey we have a Reflection Hour, where participants reflect on the learnings […]

August 7, 2017

Learning with the locals

Our last day at SOS Children’s Village Zanzibar was a great one! In the morning we had the opportunity to participate in an assembly, where we heard story telling, watched drama performances and singing by students from the SOS School. Later in the day we explored the streets of Stone Town and were shown around […]

August 6, 2017

History and Culture of Zanzibar

Spending the day with talented youth, who grew up in the SOS children’s village, is an amazing way to experience another side of Zanzibar! Together, we visited the slave market and prison island, learning about the history of the island, and these two places had a big impact on us. Ending the night on a […]

August 5, 2017

Spice Farm & Zanzibar SOS Children’s Village

Starting the day at a spice farm, learning about their different products and business models. Seeing, feeling and tasting the different spices makes for a great intuitive learning experience and, combined with good discussions, gives a unique kind of understanding. In the afternoon we moved to the Zanzibar SOS children’s village, where we will be […]

August 4, 2017

Networking in the field

Building on the knowledge from yesterdays biology lecture we spent the full day exploring the natural environments on Zanzibar, first on a snorkelling safari and then experiencing the Mangroves on a stand up paddling tour. Loads of networking opportunities and a few of the learnings were: Andreas: “One should not accept a strong current as […]

August 3, 2017

Zanzibar University and SDG’s

Starting the morning off with a working breakfast reading articles about the Sustainable Development Goals, followed by a BUZZ-talk and a debate the SDGs (mock MUN). Meanwhile, we also had time for an enlightening lecture from Dr. Rashid, on coral reefs and mangroves, at Zanzibar University, preparing us for our activities tomorrow. Today’s learning sentence […]

August 2, 2017

Seaweed and circular economy

Experiencing two thriving social businesses; first a seaweed farm, then a clothing boutique which employs women who seek financial stability. Experiences in the field were followed by a workshop on circular economy and a BUZZ talk. Some of the learnings were: Raymond: “Governments, companies, individuals and other institutions have a shared responsibility to come up […]