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One Young World and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announce 'Enterprise for Peace' Cohort 2021

·  50 young leaders recognised for their entrepreneurial work that's helping to build peaceful societies within some of the world's most challenging environments

·  39 of the 50 winners are from the African continent, demonstrating the partnership's commitment to supporting young leaders in the region

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, today announces 50 new winners will join the 2021 'Enterprise for Peace' programme, in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Launched in 2018, the programme was developed to recognise the young entrepreneurs tackling major economic and social challenges that support peace in their communities.

The winners are selected because they have empowered young leaders to create sustainable job opportunities, leveraged the potential of young people for job creation, demonstrated innovation in building prosperous and peaceful societies, and raised awareness of youth employment opportunities.

The 2021 Enterprise for Peace cohort includes:

Young leaders on this programme will be able to participate in the 2021 Munich One Young World Summit to discuss global challenges alongside world-leaders.

Ella Robertson, Managing Director of One Young World, said: "It is an honour to work with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Enterprise for Peace Program championing the vision and energy of young leaders the world over."

Tijmen Rooseboom Ambassador Youth, Education and Works at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: "I'm proud that my Ministry was able to support 50 young entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, from different countries in the Middle-East and in Africa to come to One Young World. These leaders create jobs and are peacebuilders and role models."

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