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Change-makers. Innovators. Entrepreneurs. Inspire youth. To change their world using ICTs…. Not a typical UN event. Dynamic and interactive workshop format. Extensive use of ICT to extend reach beyond Summit walls. Channel for youth to speak to leaders. What is the world they want post-2015.

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Change-makers. Innovators. Entrepreneurs.

Inspire youth.

To change their world using ICTs….


Not a typical UN event

Dynamic and interactive workshop format

Extensive use of ICT to extend reach beyond Summit walls

Channel for youth to speak to leaders

What is the world they want post-2015


Output linked to UN Post-2015 process

  • UN agency partners in thematic tracks
  • Post-2015 theme of ‘Change Your World’ also overarching them of BYND 2015 Summit
  • Summit output presented the UNGA in September

Summit Wow Factor

  • 500 hyper-connected young leaders in dynamic environment
  • Multiple sites – truly global summit
  • Build up through crowdsourcing and online engagement
  • Showcase of ICT for development

Provisional Programme

* Excluding entertainment and special guests programme


The Summit Themes

Get Ahead

Be Healthy

Respect Your Environment

Be Smart, Be Safe

Change Your World


Sample challenges

Get Ahead

  • Question 1:How might we use ICT to help young people develop their entrepreneurial skills and increase youth employment?
  • Question 2: How might we fully integrate ICT training as a fundamental element in our education systems, to improve skills development and capacity building?

Change Your World

  • Question 1: How might ICTs help youth involvement in decision making at local, national and international levels?
  • Question 2: How might online identities reshape notions of culture, ethnicity and gender as we understand them, to help bring down barriers surrounding each of these?




Phase I:

Feedback on the Challenges

(2 weeks)

Phase II:

Solutions / Ideas

(6.5 weeks)

Phase III:

Polling and finalization

(3 days)

Internal piloting with Advisory Board


Crowdsourcing goes public


End of Phase I


1st BYND Summit advisory group

09.09.2013: BYND Summit in Costa Rica

August TBC

Dialogue with UNSG’s Special representative Ahmad Alhendawi

August TBC

Mobile App launched

23.09.2013: UNGA in NYC


3rd Kofi Annan Dialogue Democracy & elections


Crowdsourcing Toolkit becomes available


The Summit Tools:


Facebook and Twitter: #BYND2015

Google+ Community:


Phase I: BETA until 24.07

Ripple Platform: analyses ‘passive’ social media activity across multiple platforms


Call to Action

  • Help mobilize input to the crowdsourcing platform
  • Lead discussion on your theme
  • Mobilize your network(s) of young professionals (i.e. interns) to lead your input to the process

Why Involve your Young Leaders?

  • Focus on skills and capacity building
  • Debate with Peers and Global Leaders
  • Leadership roles in Advisory Group
  • Moderation roles in crowdsourcing

Responsibilities of the BYND Youth Advisory Board

  • Encourage and drive crowdsourcing activity
  • Reach out to local hubs to participate
  • (in local languages)
  • Curate and note down key points
  • Report back during advisory group meetings