One Young World Bath Caucus 2019

About the Event

This exciting free event consisted of a series of international and domestic speaker talks, workshops, and networking opportunities.

The event took place as a one day conference that was held on the University of Bath campus, on the 6th of April, with leading voices from business and society joining students and interested local attendees to share ideas and engage in discussions around the issues that we face both domestically and internationally.

The conference was composed of a series of succinct speaker talks that discussed issues aligned with the One Young World values and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This event was run by the University of Bath in partnership with One Young World, a global organisation that focuses on harnessing the power of young leaders, who demonstrate leadership ability and a commitment to effecting positive change.

In the spirit of promoting access to all, attendance at the Caucus was free with a refundable deposit of £10.

Date and Time

Saturday 6th of April
09:30 - 17:30


Chancellor's Building
University of Bath
Claverton Down

Keynote Speakers

Mary Akongo

Mary Helda Akongo travelled from Kampala, Uganda specifically to speak at the One Young World Bath Caucus. She is the founder of Roaring Doves; an online and offline peer support community for victims and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) who come together to create awareness of GBV, share their stories and support each other. She is also the operations and programs manager for Zimba Women; a Ugandan organisation that finds innovative technological solutions to create sustainable futures for African women.

Mary Helda is also currently the One Young World Coordinating Ambassador for East Africa, in charge of managing and reporting on the Ambassador Community of the fourteen East African countries. In 2017, Mary Helda was awarded the 25 under 25 award by the Internet Society for her exceptional work with Zimba Women, which is using the Internet to create a positive impact on the lives of women in Sub-Saharan Africa. She recently won the World Bank #Blog4Dev writing competition for penning a brilliant story on her experience as a victim of GBV and her work with Roaring Doves. Mary Helda believes that technology has the power to positively influence the social, political and economic development of women in Africa.

Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of #valuable - a catalyst for an inclusion revolution that exists to position disability equally on the global business leadership agenda.

Committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability, over the past two decades she has set up several organisations and initiatives centred on disability business inclusion.

Her latest initiative, The Valuable 500, is an ambitious year-long campaign to get 500 businesses to commit to put disability inclusion on their leadership agendas. Launched at this year's World Economic Forum Annual Summit, Casey succeeded in bringing disability inclusion onto the main stage at DAVOS for the first time ever with the support of global business leaders.

The Valuable 500 is supported by a host of global leaders including Sir Richard Branson and Paul Polman, as well as global brands including Virgin Media and Omnicom. Casey is also a TED speaker, Ashoka Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, a past advisorsfor the Clinton Global Initiative, a One Young World Counsellor and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

The One Young World Bath Caucus 2019 is now officially over. Stay tuned for information about next year's caucus!

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