The Global Shapers Community
Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 7,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 376 city-based hubs in 156 countries.
Launched in January 2012, the Nairobi Hub brings together a diverse group of highly driven individuals with backgrounds in business and investment, legal and finance, advocacy and campaigning, social enterprise and entrepreneurship. The Nairobi Shapers come from all walks of life but share a spirit of impact in our society through our 4 key pillars of: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Education & Work, Environment & Sustainability and Sustainable Cities.
The Nairobi Hub has together with her partners engaged in a number of projects such as the revolutionary ICT Centers project that seeks to connect the unconnected inspired by the Internet for All Project. Biashara Rehab, an entrepreneurial program focused on increasing the survival of businesses by ensuring that CEOs get the guidance they need to develop robust business functions with the aim of achieving financial inclusion especially for vulnerable groups such as the refugees, tree planting and mentorship in schools to impact the youth between 10-18 years. Among other projects focused on catalyzing change in Kenya.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests..