121 newly recognized Young Global Leaders train their brains (and others’) by solving important, meaningful and complex problems

YGLsMeet the Young, Tech-Savvy, Civic-Mind­ed Inno­va­tors Dri­ving The Fourth Indus­tri­al Rev­o­lu­tion (World Eco­nom­ic Forum press release):

The World Eco­nom­ic Forum announced today 121 sci­en­tists, gov­ern­ment lead­ers, future busi­ness lead­ers, social activists and artists, aged under 40, who are shak­ing up pol­i­cy, soci­ety and the world around them.

Over half of the Young Glob­al Lead­ers Class of 2016 are women and the major­i­ty are from emerg­ing economies. Tak­en togeth­er, they rep­re­sent the very best of this gen­er­a­tion and, as pub­lic ser­vices world­wide face fund­ing short­falls, they empha­size the need for future lead­ers to be tech-savvy, civic-mind­ed innovators.

Tech­nol­o­gy is reshap­ing the way glob­al economies work and how jobs are cre­at­ed. For young lead­ers, this encom­pass­es the most promis­ing inno­va­tions of our day but also the chal­lenges of huge dis­rup­tions to labour mar­kets, socio­economic and demo­graph­ic changes, resource scarci­ty, glob­al con­flicts and slow­ing pro­duc­tiv­i­ty. We want these young lead­ers to be part of the solu­tion and to pro­vide a com­mu­ni­ty that helps them to break down silos, work across sec­tors, bridge cul­tures and have the skills get things done in pri­vate, pub­lic and civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions,” said John Dut­ton, Head of the Young Glob­al Lead­ers at the World Eco­nom­ic Forum.

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