August 12, 2019

The importance of reflection

Reflection is important. Each day of the YGP Learning Journey, participants are able to critically reflect on their learning.

August 11, 2019

Racism, slavery & Interfaith dialogue

“No matter what your beliefs are, we all believe in love and that’s what unites us all”, is a learning sentence from Ricardo about today’s discussions. Today many meaning conversations were had about slavery, racism and interfaith dialogue. The learning was kickstarted with a morning visit to the former slave market, where the YGP participants […]

August 10, 2019

stereotype discussions & Local engagement

“Be slow to judge, but quick to learn and observe”, is a learning sentence from Elexxus that reflects today’s discussions around stereotypes.  The day’s learning was kickstarted by a morning workshop to better understand stereotyping, before the participants went into Stone Town communities to meet different families connected to the SOS Family Strengthening Program (FSP). […]

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


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 […]