Girls20 Global Summit 2020 Workshops

Girls20 Global Summit 2020 Workshops CHARITABLE REGISTRATION

 

 

ABOUT THE G(IRLS)20 GLOBAL SUMMIT

 

 

Since 2010, the G(irls)20 Global Summit has served as the only platform for young women to influence the G20. Every year, the Summit is held in the same country as the G20 Presidency; in 2020 Saudi Arabia will host world leaders and engagement groups. In October 2020, 25+ young women from around the world will meet for the 11th Global Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for a week of leadership training, social enterprise development and mentoring by female leaders in the business and public sectors. Participation at the Summit (including the cost of travel) is free of any costs for delegates.

 

The summit for delegates will include:

 

Workshops building valuable leadership skills;

 

Panels and speeches on the key economic policy issues facing girls and women globally;

 

Developing a Communiqué with recommendations to the G20 based on the delegates’ unique experience and expertise;

 

The opportunity to build lifelong friendships with 200+ young female leaders from around the world;

Building a network of mentors from the across the public and private sectors.

 

 

WHO CAN APPLY

 

√ Must be 18 years old when you submit your application, and must not be older than 23 years old before October 31, 2020.

 

√ Holds or can obtain a valid passport

 

√ Holds citizenship in any of the participating countries or regions:

 

G20 Members: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, European Union.

 

2020 Guest Countries and Regions: Afghanistan, African Union, Indigenous*, MENA (Includes: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen), Pakistan, United Arab Emirates,Vietnam.

 

*Please note the Indigenous delegate position is open to a young woman from any country around the world who belongs to a self-identified Indigenous group.

 

What costs are associated with attending the Summit?

 

G(irls)20 will cover the following costs for all delegates:

 

√ Flights to and from Riyadh from their nearest major city

 

√ Transportation to and from the airport in Riyadh

 

√ Accommodation in a shared room with one other female delegate

 

√ All meals during the week

 

√ Costs associated with travel visas

 

√ Traveller’s health insurance

 

Costs not covered by G(irls)20 include:

 

× Costs associated with obtaining or updating passport

 

× Transportation to the major airport in home country

 

× Stipends for souvenirs, gifts, etc.

 

 

When and where is the Summit?

 

 

The Summit will be held in October 2020 at a secure location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While the dates are still tentative, you must be available between 10th – 24th, 2020.

 

Every year, the Summit is held in the same country as the G20 Presidency; in 2020 Saudi Arabia will host world leaders and engagement groups. Saudi Arabia is undergoing rapid social transformation; for women, this has included lifting the bans on driving a car, travelling without permission of a guardian, and more. As the country undergoes rapid transformation, the Global Summit will bring together young women from the country and from around the world to help guide this transformation.

 

What’s it like to travel to Saudi Arabia?

 

Saudi Arabia is a safe country to visit; day-to-say security issues such as theft, muggings, kidnappings, etc. are very rare. G(irls)20 will secure visas for all delegates to attend the Summit.While in Saudi Arabia, the G(irls)20 delegation will always be on the same grounds, and all accommodations and venues will be comfortable and safe. Women in Saudi Arabia dress modestly (covered arms and legs, avoiding tight clothing). Most women in Saudi Arabia also wear an abaya. Delegates will not be required to wear an abaya or head covering, but may choose to do so if they are more comfortable.

 

Are all religions and other minorities welcome in Saudi Arabia?

 

G(irls)20 prioritises inclusion; delegates from all religious backgrounds, including Christian, Jewish, Sunni, Shia and other Muslim sects, and other religions are welcome and will feel safe and comfortable in Saudi Arabia.

 

Delegates who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other marginalized sexual orientations are also welcome to apply and will be in safe spaces with G(irls)20. If you are thinking about applying and would like to discuss this further, please reach out to info@girls20.org and we will be happy to chat about it.

How are the delegates chosen?

 

• Delegates are selected from among hundreds of applicants and evaluated and chosen based on their vision of leadership, personal triumph and their ability to find innovative solutions to social challenges.

 

• Applications open on Friday, February 14th and close Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 15:00 / 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. No applications will be accepted after that time.

 

• Applications will be reviewed by a team of volunteer Application Readers who will select their candidates to be interviewed. Shortlisted candidates from each country/region will be held in April 2020 with members of G(irls)20’s Steering Committee.

 

• The top 2 candidates from each country/region will be interviewed by G(irls)20’s CEO in April 2020.

 

• All applicants will be informed whether or not they are successful in May 2020.

 

 

How many applications do you receive?

 

• We receive over 1,500 applications from around the globe for these delegate positions.

 

How is the Summit funded?

 

G(irls)20 is an independent registered charity in Canada and does not accept government funding for the Summit program. Please see our partners page to see the full list of sponsors.

For more details refer the Official Website :https://girls20.org/

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