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The Kofi Annan Changemakers

About The Kofi Annan Changemakers

The Kofi Annan Changemakers project works to make the voices of young people count by giving them the chance to dialogue with and seek counsel from experienced leaders on issues of deep concern, whilst affording the opportunity to leaders to better understand the preoccupation of young people.

Each year, a select group of 12 young changemakers will come together online and in-person
(in Geneva, Switzerland) for the Kofi Annan Changemakers: An Intergenerational Dialogue for Impact.

The young leaders, who will have already demonstrated commitment and impact in their respective fields will interact with leaders from the high-level network of Kofi Annan and his Foundation, searching for ways to build their capacity for positive action.

Aligned with Kofi Annan’s strong belief in the importance of youth leadership, the Kofi Annan Foundation has designed an initiative with a three-part approach:

  1. Dialogue and mutual learning between this new generation of changemakers and experienced experts and leaders who worked closely with Kofi Annan and/or his Foundation.
  2. Insight into the “Kofi Annan Way” through a series of encounters and workshops to teach and bring to life the values and approaches underpinning the work of Kofi Annan and his colleagues.
  3. Each Changemaker will be matched with a mentor/expert in their field to exchange with during and after the programme and brainstorm how to apply what they have learnt and how best to use a seed grant which will be given to them to scale up a project which boosts their work.

More information will be available soon!