Youth Negotiators Academy
We envision a world where the biggest threats to humanity are resolved through intergenerational, impactful and inclusive cooperation and collective action.
Our mission is to create a diverse pipeline of effective young negotiators who will co - lead the world’s most important multilateral discussions and successfully deliver positive global outcomes.
We use our extensive experience in multilateral decision making to deliver our unique Youth Negotiators Programmes, which:
Equip young leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to reach agreements in highly complex intergovernmental settings;
Offer young leaders the opportunity to put their learnings into practice as real-world negotiators, and remove practical barriers to their inclusive participation in negotiation teams; and
Connect young leaders with each other, to enable knowledge sharing and spark collaborations and partnerships across geographical and national boundaries
We also carry out advocacy work globally to change the narrative about youth - from victims, to leaders - and support governments and decision making bodies to ensure young negotiators are included and supported in their roles.
We focus heavily on intergenerational learning - there are many phenomenal, highly skilled and impactful negotiators across the world. We put existing negotiation leaders in touch with emerging leaders, to facilitate knowledge and insight sharing and intergenerational dialogues;
We aim for systems change - not only to empower the next generation of negotiation leaders, but also to advocate for the conditions and environments that will enable those negotiators to succeed and to deliver the transformative change the world needs to survive current crises;
We are global - we believe we need empowered negotiators everywhere, not just in one region. That means our programmes welcome youth from across the world, and showcases expert facilitators whatever region they are from.