OYWJ Student Pitch 2023

One Young World Japan Supports
Next-Gen Leaders Under 18
As "One Junior World"

June 16, 2023 – Tokyo, Japan

One Young World Japan will host its annual  “Student Pitch” event for students under the age of 18 in Japan. 10 speakers will be selected from SDG-related projects submitted from all over Japan. Each student will give a 5-minute presentation in English about the world they aim to achieve, and their future plans.

One Young World (OYW) is one of the world’s largest international platforms gathering more than 2,000 young leaders from 196 countries around the world and has been holding annual summits in different countries since 2009. This year’s summit will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Global Summit is held once a year for next-generation leaders between the ages of 18 and 32 but, the One Junior World Student Pitch is for those under 18 who have not yet reached the legal age of participation in the Summit. The purpose of this event is to provide the next generation of leaders under the age of 18 with a global stage to develop the mindset, presentation skills, communication skills, and English language ability necessary for future success beyond national borders. The event will be streamed live on the Internet again this year.

The selected speakers will be mentored by past One Young World Summit participants (known as “ambassadors”), who offer advice from various perspectives through one-on-one mentoring until the day of the event.

Event Overview

  • Purpose:
    Encouraging Under-18 Future Leaders And Their SDG Initiatives
  • Date & Time:
    Friday, August 25th, 2023
    14:00 ~ 17:00 (*subject to change)
  • Language: English
  • Theme & Format:
    * Your action-based initiatives for attacking social issues.
    * 5-minute presentation with 3 minutes of Q&A
  • Fee: Free
  • # of Speakers: 10
    *1 presenter and up to 5 people in a group as support
  • Eligibility:
    18 years or younger (junior or senior high school student)

How To Apply

  • Briefing Sessions:
    Session 1:
    June 26th, 2023 20:00 (30-45 minutes)
    Session 2: 
    July 3rd, 2023 20:00 (30-45 minutes)
    Click here to apply for the session(s).
    *We will send a zoom link to the e-mail of those who have applied for the session, as the session will be held online.
    *Participation in the briefing session(s) is not required to apply for the Student Pitch.
  • Registration Deadline:
    Sunday, July 16, 2023, 21:00
  • Application:
    Step 1:
    Apply here
    Please submit your application in the form of an essay and video.
    Step 2:
    OYWJ will inform you of the results via e-mail by July 31.
    Step 3:
    Mentoring period will begin on August 1.
    *Speakers will be mentored by OYW ambassadors.

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