Thank you for your interest in becoming a Global Shaper!An initiative of The World Economic Forum (WEF), the Global Shapers Community (GSC) is a network of young change-makers who are exceptional in our potential, our achievement, and our drive to make a contribution to our communities. The GSC has three main pillars:1) We work together towards positive social impact. As Global Shapers, we work together on community-oriented projects. All active GSC members are required to contribute to projects to remain a part of our community. They are required to lead a project to completion in their first year as a Shaper. (Learn more about past projects here: http://goo.gl/7S12hn) 2) We connect to each other and fellow change-makers around the world. We are a global network of over 5,500+ members across 450+ Hubs in cities around the world. We connect and learn from each other locally; we host visiting Shapers in UYO from other Hubs; and we bond with local Shapers whenever we travel outside of UYO. 3) We represent young people at the table. Over half of the world’s population is under the age of 27. Global Shapers are young leaders in our communities. In addition, each year, a select number of Global Shapers have the opportunity to represent young people at the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China, and other events. As a Global Shaper, you will have the opportunity to:-- Connect with other young leaders from Nigeria and beyond;-- Work with talented teammates on challenges that have a positive social impact;-- Engage with global thought leaders from the World Economic Forum’s network;-- Apply to represent our community at Davos and Summer Davos.We are an active community. We push each other to work harder, grow faster, and make our community better. In other words: we expect a lot from each other. While we strive to be inclusive in our events and projects, we are only able to take on a small number of new members each year. We are therefore very selective in accepting new members to our community. Before completing your Shapers application, please review the below requirements, application process, and timeline. You can reach out to us at [email protected] Cheers,The UYO Shapers Recruitment Team------ELIGIBILITY: You are eligible to apply to UYO Shapers if:-- You are 29 or younger;-- You have reviewed and are willing to fully commit to our membership pledge (https://goo.gl/CZS9qG);-- You are a full-time resident of Akwa Ibom. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Should you be selected for Shapers Class of 2017, please note:-- All freshmen Shapers must lead a project to completion in their freshman year in order to remain a Shaper in 2017-2018; -- Class of 2017 Shapers will be required to complete a new member survey by August 7, 2017 to confirm their acceptance;-- Class of 2017 Shapers will be required to attend an on-boarding on Saturday, August 13;-- All Active UYO Shapers are required to attend an annual retreat (Dates will be declared);APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE:
ROUND 1: Online Application (due July 14, 2017)
Please complete the application before July 14, 2016. We will evaluate applications in two parts. First, our team will review and score half of the application “blind.” In the second part, our committee will review and score the second half of the application. We will invite finalists to join an in-person “Ideas Fest” which will take place on Sunday, July 28. ROUND 2: Ideas Fest (in person on July 28, 2017)Global Shapers is an international community focused on social impact. While we enjoy spending time with each other and learning together, a core aspect of being a Shaper is working together on special initiatives that have a positive social impact. First year Shapers are required to lead an initiative, or “project,” to completion in their first year in order to remain an active Shaper in subsequent years. You can learn more about the kinds of projects we’ve done together on our website here.Finalists from Round 1 will be invited to share their project at our “Ideas Fest.” We will notify accepted Shapers on or before August 1, 2017 of their acceptance. MORE INFORMATION ON ROUND 2: For those applicants that make it past Round 1, we will invite you to join our "Ideas Fest" on Sunday, July 31. We are sharing some information about "Ideas Fest" here, but we will share more details applicants, including timing and location of the "Ideas Fest," along with results from Round 1. As Global Shapers, we work together on community-oriented projects. Projects can take on challenges on a local, regional, or global level. You can see some of the projects we've worked on together as a Hub in the past here: http://goo.gl/7S12hn. For Round 2 of the Global Shapers application, we want to know:**What would you do in one year with one team to have maximum social impact?**In a presentation of 6 minutes or less, impress our judges by sharing the answer to this question. Please include:-- A statement of the problem -- what problem would you try to solve and why?-- How would you address the problem?-- What resources (teammates, partnerships, funding, etc.) would you need to address this problem?-- How would you know your approach was working? What outcomes, milestones, and final deliverables would you expect to see, and over what time horizon?-- What risks would the project entail? Each presentation will have only 6 minutes followed by ~2 minutes of questions. We will not be able to allow for additional time -- so please plan your message carefully! You will be evaluated by current Shapers based on the project’s potential for social impact; the approach you take, including the action plan, projected milestones and final outcomes, and partners/team; your overall persuasiveness and passion; and how you respond during Q&A.