The World Economic Forum that is public-private cooperation to bring together the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas is soon to organize its 48th edition in Davos, Switzerland. The entire event will be based on the theme "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World."
Talking on the same front, American White House Secretary, Sarah Sanders has stated that there's also a possibility that President Donald Trump will be attending the event. If this happens, then the World Economic Forum will be hugely benefitted from it.
Whereas for India, more than 100+ Indian delegates that include young entrepreneurs, politicians, and officials are going to become the part of this event.
More than 3000+ global leaders including heads of countries, CEOs of the world's largest corporates, and civil society leaders will take part in this edition.
Other than that, Honorable Indian Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis (Maharashtra) and Chandrababu Naidu (Andhra Pradesh) with six union ministers and 100+ other Indian nationals will also be joining the event.
A Ph.D. scholar, Karanvir Singh who is also the Founding Chairman of Visionum Group (a bridge between government and people) from India will be speaking at the event on 'public-private partnerships and its future in India.'
As Karanvir Singh will walk onto the stage to speak at this event, he will become the youngest speaker to share the knowledge and concerns at the World Economic Forum event in 2018.
IIM Alumni, Karanvir has a plan to represent the concerns and aspirations of the young generation in Davos.
In an interview to WittyFeed, he shares "A 2017 Survey by the World Economic Forum saw that Indian Global Shapers found government accountability and transparency, climate change, and education as the three most critical issues facing the country today." It is also reported that discrimination by religion followed by income causes the most harm.
India has the population of over 1.3 billion, and more than 50% of its population is below the age of 35. It is the youngest nation in the world, and when it comes to giving the world some young leaders, India is undoubtedly making its way to the top, Karanvir Singh being the recent example.
Apart from these two, economists such as Christine Lagarde and Raghuram Rajan are participating as well.
Today, the world has the most significant youth population in history, creating an opportunity for young people to take an active role in shaping the future is a responsibility that cannot be ignored.
"In the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, nobody knows with certainty what tomorrow will look like. What we do know is that if we do not shape the future, we may arrive at a future that we have not chosen and that we do not want. We also know that young people have the expertise, the desire and the optimism to contribute to this and many other important challenges of our time." - Prof. Klaus Schwab