International Youth Foundation Global Virtual “Our Voice, Our Future” Summit for Youth

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  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 5 Days
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Overview of the summit

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) call for speaker applications is now open. Rooted in the logic of young problem solvers’ ability, IYF is currently accepting applications from dynamic young change-makers interested in participating as speakers in the IYO virtual summit “Our Future, Our Voices.” Also, through this application, IYF will gather the world’s most pioneering young change makers to lead conversations about the future they want to see. So, APPLY NOW TO BE A SPEAKER IN IYF’S VIRTUAL SUMMIT!


Deadline:  August 9th, 2020

Organizer: International Youth Foundation (IYF)

Event Type: Online

Event time: 19-23 October 2020

Region: global

Language: English


As far as, the COVID-19 crisis and the citizen-led movement to address racial injustice have magnified deep systemic splits and inequalities in our societies, and as we look towards our collective future, it’s vital that we reimagine and reconfigure how we live and work together.

As a global community, we need the unparalleled dexterity, creativity, and optimism of youth. With digital connectivity, inclusive approaches, demand for transparency, and deep worry about climate justice—along with the vision to realize and solve problems at a local level—young people are crucial to our recovery. For this reason, the IYF is organizing this summit.


Do you have a story of social change to tell?  Can you share a model or strategy that has a positive impact on a societal problem? Or Can you teach other change makers a must-have skill?

If so, the IYF call for applications is inviting applications from:

  • Young change makers aged 10 to 35.
  • Individuals interested in leading a session as a storyteller, skill-builder, or strategist.
  • Applicants from people of all backgrounds are eligible to apply.
  • IYF strongly encourages youth from marginalized or underserved communities to apply.

Format of the summit: Reimagining the Future 

The “Our Future, Our Voices” virtual summit will take place around three THEMATIC tracks (3P), which align with clusters of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Track 1:

PEOPLE: Ensure that all humankind fulfill their potential and live with access to health and in a dignified and equitable world.


  • How can we make access to healthcare more just in a post-pandemic world?
  • How can the next generation tackle systemic barriers to racial and gender equity?
  • How can we remove the digital divide and more completely leverage technology for learning?

Track 2:

PLANET: Protect the planet so it can respond to the needs of current and future generations.


  • How do we exploit the energy of a reduced human footprint after the quarantine time to address climate change?
  • How can cities engage youth to create more resilient communities?
  • How are young people promoting new sustainable agriculture models?

Track 3:

PROSPERITY: build a prosperous, ethical, and sustainable economy that works for everyone)_ including the most susceptible.


  • What will recovery look like? How do we ready for new jobs that will emerge post-crisis?
  • How do we incorporate youth-led and minority-led small businesses into supply chains?
  • How can we enable more inclusive economic development in concord with nature?

Review mechanism

In general, completed session proposal applications will be reviewed by members of the Our Future, Our Voices Youth Advisory Committee, as well as IYF staff.

Result announcement

IYO will begin contacting applicants about their session proposals on August 3, 2020, beginning with people who applied earliest.

How to apply?

Application for the summit is submitted online through “session for proposal” linked below. So, think creatively in your first stage of application and apply as soon as possible.

Apply now

For further information, visit our virtual summit event page or contact [email protected].

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