Jaha Dukureh to feature in ‘One Young World 2017’ in Bogota

Monday, October 02, 2017

(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue)
Jaha Dukureh will appear alongside actress Annalynne McCord on stage at the premier global forum, to explore their work tackling governmental failings in human rights.

According to a press release, co-founder of One Young World Kate Robertson, said she is excited that the Gambian Jaha Dukureh is joining young leaders that are making a difference, through their own initiatives and in the process, changing the world.

“We are extremely proud to be able to provide a platform for their work to be recognised and to be supported by some of the world’s leading voices,” she said.

Jaha will join world renowned personalities, including Kofi Annan, Bob Geldof, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Cher to provide their collective experience and expertise on the world’s most pressing issues. 

“Jaha Dukureh puts Gambia centre stage as she addresses the One Young World Summit with her perspective on addressing governmental failings on human rights. Jaha has been working closely with students in The Gambia in educating them on the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation,” the release stated. 

 As the premier global forum that connects young leaders to create lasting positive change around the world, One Young World brings together 1,500 of the most talented young leaders from across 196 countries. Their objective is to tackle the globe’s most pressing issues, from climate change to conflict resolution.

 Jaha Dukureha will join actress and activist Annalynne McCord, as well as Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri on stage as part of the plenary session on what we can be done if the government doesn’t uphold human rights.

 Projects and initiatives founded by One Young World Ambassadors have to date benefitted 14.6 million people worldwide. This number increases each year, with 3.2 million people positively impacted by One Young World-led initiatives in 2016 alone.

 The award-winning annual Summit has been named International Conference of the Year on three occasions by C&IT. One Young World also has the largest corporate footprint of any NGO, and is partnering with more than 500 of the world’s leading organisations, many of which are listed by Fortune 500 or FTSE 100.

To date, summits have taken place in London (2010), Zurich (2011), Pittsburgh (2012), Johannesburg (2013), Dublin (2014), Bangkok (2015) and Ottawa (2016).

The 2017 Summit is taking place in Bogota, Colombia.

Source: Picture: Jaha Dukureh