, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Kenya Power has sponsored 10 young delegates to represent the country at the One Young World (OYW) summit to be held in Pittsburgh, United States of America, next week.
Speaking during a luncheon hosted for the delegates, Kenya Power Managing Director and CEO Joseph Njoroge said that the opportunity will give the country’s young people a privilege to be heard in the world summit and return home with valuable insights to positively contribute on issues affecting the country.
Njoroge said that by sponsoring the event, Kenya Power was offering the youth the opportunity to attend the forum as a practical way of contributing to the growth of the country’s leadership capacity.
He expressed optimism that the young leaders will not only be good ambassadors for the company, but also affect change through real time, locally impactful, globally relevant projects that inspire their peers and the country’s leaders to seek a better future.
OYW is a global youth leadership summit that brings together over 1,300 delegates aged 30 years and below from more than 170 countries.
The event is an annual event and non-profit global platform for young people of all nations, sectors and walks of life who have the potential to become leaders in their communities or governments and businesses of tomorrow.
Last year’s summit, which was held in Zurich, Switzerland, issued calls to action to participants on diverse global issues including inter-faith dialogue, climate change, government policy on social media and the role of corporations in the developing world.
Kenya Power’s support of the youth is in line with the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility that seeks to engage the community in its business activities.
The One Young World summit is organised in plenary sessions at which delegates are guided by a group of world renowned leaders such as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and political activist Bob Geldof.
Former US President Bill Clinton is expected to give a keynote address to the assembly.