The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF), an authoritative international organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters. This invitation-only annual event brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals, and journalists for up to five days to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.
One of the concepts proposed by WEF and its Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab is a system of multi-stakeholder governance for addressing unsolved regional and global problems. Six key stakeholders include governments and intergovernamental organizations, business, media, non-governamental organizations, academia, and youth.
One of the latter’s incarnations is the Global Shapers Community, which was set up by WEF in 2011. This foundation is focused on ensuring that young leaders play an active role in shaping the agenda globally, regionally and locally. The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.
Global Shapers Minsk Hub was set up in April 2015.