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August 9, 2019

Local & Global Business

Today the participants gained meaningful insights into the local production processes behind an international business with a visited to a local spice farm. Arriving in Stone Town in the afternoon, the YGPGlobal Talent Network will now expand for the next few days to include some local talents from the Zanzibar SOS Children’s Village, providing the […]

August 8, 2019

Understanding coral reefs & Mangroves

Today the Indian Ocean became our classroom, transforming yesterday’s classroom education into first hand learning with a visit to some of Zanzibar’s mangroves and coral reefs. There was a morning boat trip, snorkeling and an educational walking exploration of the mangroves. In Reflection Hour, the participants shared some of their reflections on the importance of coral […]

August 7, 2019

Biodiversity & Circular Economy

“Just our acts matter”, is a learning sentence from Kathrine that encapsulates todays learning around the important topics of biodiversity and circular economy. The day was kickstarted with a climate change and biodiversity working breakfast, where the participants had engaging discussions with their international peers. The rest of the day was then spent at Zanzibar University, where […]

August 6, 2019

RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP

Today we had the honor of having the Chairman of Maersk & Siemens, Jim Hagemann Snabe, with us discussing responsible leadership and his personal journey. In the afternoon, the participants got mentoring with Jim in small groups on their social business projects. At low tide the participants also experienced a social seaweed business, learning the […]

August 5, 2019

Working Together & Personal Reflection

Almost halfway into the YGP Learning Journey, our participants have reflected on their learning so far!

August 4, 2019

Wildlife Safari & the relationship with nature

Safari! Today the participants spent an incredible day in the UNESCO World Heritage Ngorogoro Crater. Entering the crater in the early morning fog, the participants day was full of zebras, hippos, buffalo and many lion sightings. The participants utilised their trip home to reflect on the importance of these conservation areas, and used the Reflection […]

August 3, 2019

Iraqw Tribe & conservation discussions

“A lot can be learned from local knowledge”, is the learning sentence of the day. Today the participants met with an Iraqw elder to learn about the tribe’s history, culture and traditional techniques for home construction and making clothes. Later, the evening was filled with discussions on nature conservation, where the participants unpacked different motivations […]

August 2, 2019

Women’s rights with a Maasai Community

“Take a stand and fight back for the change”, is a learning sentence from Saras that captured the inspiration the groups felt from their interactions with Maasai women today. The days learning was kickstarted with a lecture on domestic human rights issues, including female genital mutilation (FGM). Afterwards the participants visited a Maasai village, where […]

August 1, 2019

Making an impact with Social entrepreneurship

“Appreciate what you have and think about what you can do,” is a Learning Sentence shared by Josefine that encapsulated today’s learning.   The participants met with three Tanzanian social entrepreneurs, gaining insights on how they operate their local sustainable social enterprises. From social issues such as clean drinking water, improved education teaching tools and […]

July 31, 2019

EMOTION INTELLIGENCE & CULTURAL LEARNING

How often do you reflect on your emotions? The participants had an Emotional Intelligence workshop, providing techniques and tools to improve their understanding and relationship to their own emotions and the emotions of others. With a Swahili lesson and participant led presentations about Tanzanian tribes, government, history and culture, the participants gained valuable local knowledge. […]