Leading Action: Working Groups

What are Working Groups? Working Groups are issue-focused groups made up of Ambassadors who are already driving action, or are looking to lead a new initiative on that key issue. A Working Group serves as a convener for those Ambassadors to exchange best practice, share expertise, describe challenges and offer solutions in order to further improve, scale and accelerate their work.

Within Working Groups, there are also Task Forces: Within some Working Groups, additional Task Forces have formed to drive forward action on the Working Group's overarching topic. These are groups of Ambassadors who want to address specific challenges, devise solutions and implement action to institute a policy, design a product, draft a law, produce a report or beyond.

Interested in joining a Working Group? Please complete this form and a member of the team will be in touch shortly with more information.

Please note that you must be a One Young World Ambassador to join a Working Group. You can find more information about how to become a One Young World Ambassador here.


Chair: Dina Jak

This working group aims to:

1. Engage in peer to peer learning by sharing best practices & insights relating to latest international & cross sectoral CSR approaches

2. Co-design innovative solutions for being effective CSR change agents inside your company 

3. Create a safe space for ambassadors to share their daily challenges & brainstorm how to move away from traditional CSR to more impactful approaches 


Chair: Nathan Thomas

This working group is comprised of emerging leaders in the fields of engineering and technology. The group is prepared to provide technical expertise to OYW Ambassadors, NGOs, and other interested parties who are working towards SDGs and require a technical solution. This support can come in the form of incorporating technical aspects to existing projects, implementation of new technologies, and more.

Task Forces:

  • Renewable energy
  • IoT (Internet of things)


Chair: Zubair Junjunia

Our core educational system is still grounded in the past, lacking inclusivity. It is not affordable for many and doesn't cater to the diverse spectrum of human talent. Recognising these challenges, this group is creating a coalition of 21st-century skills leaders from all around the world, sharing best practices and creating a global network of entrepreneurs that are disrupting the current educational journey by combining both technological and human innovation.

'An Open Letter to Students Worldwide'


Co-Chairs: David Henry and Josh Dennington

In many parts of the world, females cannot play sports of their own free will. Children have their right to play taken away from them and unhealthy lifestyles are taking a toll on our lives. The One Young World Sports For Good Working Group is advancing global efforts to address these issues.

Task Forces:

  • Safeguarding children in sports
  • Women in sports
  • Sports, health and well-being


Chair: Siddhaarth Sudhakaran

Across the world, mental well-being and health are stigmatised topics. This reluctance to have healthy discussions about mental health has resulted in a vast gap in access to mental healthcare. The One Young World Working Group on Mental Health will focus on leading initiatives to shatter this stigma.


Chair: Elissa Glorie

Business can and should be doing good! The Social [business] entrepreneurs group aims to connect with other social entrepreneurs, exploring what impact really means, and creating projects that help this impact grow.


Chair: Ana Djú

Young people that fall into the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) group often have to deal with their race as an obstacle to social, political and economic integration in the workplace. This Working Group will encourage initiatives in the workplace to tackle the barriers faced by the BAME group.


Chair: Christina Mangels

The aim of this group is to create a platform to consolidate global impact investing opportunities and information. We will also organise and categorise aspects of impact investing for which the investor can
easily align their personal values with their investment objectives based on these aspects.


Co-Chairs: Josine Bakkes, Jessica Jones, Simon Mitchell, Kara Wenger

The purpose of this Working Group is to enable the NextGen to create purpose-driven internal networks within the corporations. We do this by creating cross-corporate connections, facilitating knowledge-sharing and enabling action.



Chair: Lauren Peel

A collection of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies committed to understanding and taking action on LGBTQ+ rights in the regions where we are based. We believe that people of any sexual orientation and gender identity should have equal rights with others. This includes but is not limited to legal existence, safety, access to goods and services, employment and anti-discrimination.


Chair: Lucky Aziken

With the increasing rates of morbidity and mortality and the increased burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases around the world; achieving the sustainable health goals before 2030 will require a concerted effort from everyone. The One Young World Healthcare Working Group is a community of health Ambassadors working collectively to provide better healthcare locally and globally.


Chair: Maiya Suyunchaliyeva

Sustainably transforming and managing our urban space has many benefits, from promoting tourism, to providing jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers. We would like to bring our focus to improving and managing the public transport, creating green spaces, flexible societies and affordable housing, involving public and private partnership for sustainable growth.


Co-Chairs:  Patrick Müry, Magdalena Korpal, Angel Nikolov, Laura Casati, Taunya Renson-Martin, Bruce Parry

S.T.A.R.S., otherwise known as Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability, is an initiative set in motion by young business aviation professionals from across Europe, to develop and introduce industry-wide sustainability standards and an accompanying label.



Co-Chairs: Emmanuele Marie Parra, Victoria Virgulak, Caline Ifrah, Esmee Boerema, Sabeeha Moola, Rebecca Tillery

Our working group aims to raise awareness that human trafficking and modern day slavery exist in many parts of the world. We are also on a mission to be the voice of the voiceless

Any questions? Please contact info@oneyoungworld.com.


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