News YGLs express excitement over Philippines’ hosting of global leaders in “Open Collaboration with East Asia New Champions (OCEAN 14)” in Cebu on May 23-25
Earlier this year, four extraordinary Filipinos were given the distinct honor of being recognized as Young Global Leaders (YGLs) by the non-profit World Economic Forum (WEF) – Earl Valencia, Doris Dumlao, Julia Abad and Ayesha Vera-Yu. These remarkable individuals are now part of a community of more than 900 people comprised of the “world’s most outstanding next-generation leaders”.
Valencia, Dumlao, Abad and Vera-Yu all share in the excitement not only of becoming Young Global Leaders, but also in representing the Philippines on a global stage for change and excellence: Valencia as the co-founder and president of the IdeaSpace Foundation, Dumlao as the co-founder and chair of the Journalists United for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (JUST), Abad as the Secretary of the Presidential Management Staff, and Vera-Yu as the co-founder and chief executive officer of Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK).
“The Forum of Young Global Leaders aims to build a community of like-minded individuals that are committed to changing the world – people who are not limited by ‘what can be done’ but are inspired by ‘what should be done’. Members of the YGL community are some of the most inspiring, nice, people you will meet and I am proud to be acknowledged as a peer to any of them,” said Valencia.
From May 23 to 25, 2014, the New Champions community in the Philippines, which includes the Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers, Schwab Social Entrepreneurs and Global Growth Companies, will be hosting the “Open Collaboration with East Asia New Champions” (OCEAN) 2014 Summit together with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) in Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island, Cebu. The OCEAN 2014 Summit, a community-led post event that follows after the close of the World Economic Forum, will aim to benefit collaborations in and transformations of the East Asian region.
“It’s always exciting whenever new Young Global Leaders become active participants of the World Economic Forum as they are able to provide fresh perspective on how things are currently done and encourage the exchange of new insights. I am confident that Earl, Doris, Julia and Ayesha are more than capable of taking on this role and do the Philippines proud in the upcoming summit,” said Winston Damarillo, OCEAN 2014 Summit chairman and WEF YGL 2010.
“The Philippines’ hosting of the East Asia Summit for the first time in the World Economic Forum’s 40-year history is an opportune time for the Forum of Young Global Leaders to get together with local leaders and take to the grassroots level all the conversations on hot themes like equitable progress, sustainability, human capital and regional connectivity. With the OCEAN 2014 Summit, we hope to do our modest share in encouraging innovation and creating opportunities for future partnerships and collaborations,” says Dumlao.
The unifying theme of the OCEAN 2014 Summit will be Sustainable Innovation, focusing on key impact points relevant to East Asia and its neighbors. Summit interactions will tackle Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Social Initiatives, Environment in the Next Decade, the Creative Economy, and Igniting Private & Public Partnerships. Stakeholders at the summit are invited to recommend specific actions in consultation with other delegates.
To get involved in this groundbreaking global event, please visit www.ocean14.asia, email [email protected] or call +63 917 418 3677. (end)