When I first heard the question, where and who did I get inspired by to start organizing the Impact Summit with Salam Centre for Peace, I answered in Doha, Qatar when I attended an official MUN Impact meeting where all leaders gathered to discuss their future goals. Even though I did not say a single word and I must admit I was a bit scared to say something, as I was sitting with such an amazing and high achieving people at one table, it totally changed my flow of thoughts.
Why can’t I be a leader like them, and make a real Impact in this world? It was the first question that popped in my head and actually, you know what, students can make real Impact and their voices can be valued on the same basis as those who are currently working in the UN. This is exactly why I appreciate and admire organizations such as Salam Centre for Peace and MUN Impact, as they truly give out the confidence and MUN Identity through their activities. A couple of years ago, I could not even speak out loud at my school as I was afraid someone is going to judge me based on what I say but it was about a time to change that and actually we need to change this in the world as without students we cannot build our future.
Impact Summit with the cooperation of MUN Impact wants to make a platform for students to truly uncover their potential. This Summit is going to be special because its structure is rather extraordinary. Our aim is not to create a MUN conference where during the opening ceremony and sessions half of the students is going to eventually fall asleep, which leads to the majority of them not even being involved. We want to make radical changes and therefore we have introduced a whole new structure of the debate. We want students to feel that their voices are on equal bases as those in real UN. Without change and without the implementation of new rules we can never achieve a significant Impact on our society.
An impact can be made quickly and with a good team and support, you can really change the world. This event is the first and only one of its kind. It is designed for prominent Youth Leaders who wish to engage in high profile discussions that relate to the UN agenda, in relation to the United Nations 2030 vision discussing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is expected to bring in multiple key guest speakers, including UN Officials, Ambassadors to the UN,
famous MUN organization founders, and more. They will be a part of the audience that witnesses the results of the Impact Summit in the “Final Resolution”.
This conference is a place where you can meet a lot of new people from diverse fields, create new business partnerships and see a high profile debate. This Summit will be attended by business leaders and NGO founders from over 50 countries and all continents.
The Impact Summit and MUN Impact both will help students to realize that everybody can lead this world and become a true leader. The Summit is expected to have delegates from all over the world and is special in a way that there are no barriers of entry. We are open to high school, university students however also professionals in SDG fields such as representatives from foundations and NGOs.
There might be borders in the world, but there are no borders between us, and let’s connect the world together. We hope to see everybody in Prague and we are looking forward to all delegates in September to help us shape Leaders of Tomorrow.
In case you are considering participation
We are proud to announce you our three Key Note Speakers, workshop leader, brand new concept of the conference and our official partners.
Key Note Speakers
Salam Kedan is the Founder of Salam Centre for Peace. Salam is an international leader in the MUN impact community and fierce advocate for the use of Model United Nations to break down barriers and to promote intercultural dialogue. Salam had the opportunity to represent her organization in a real UN meeting and raise awareness of the SDGs and pressing social issues.
Robin de Zeeuw is not only a passionate MUN participant but he also serves as an Advisory Board member for the MUN NGO in Afghanistan, Hope for Leadership and Education in Afghanistan and has become their main point of contact in Europe.
Omar Al Busaidy is a famous entrepreneur and business leader from United Arab Emirates.
We are also very happy to announce that laureate of the 2015 Peace Award will attend the Impact Summit and will debate with other delegates. She will share her experience with international leadership.
Angela Abraham is a social evolutionist and Peace advocate from United Kingdom. She is a CEO and founder of Descriptionary. Angela’s workshop will be about Social Evolution.
Salam Centre for Peace helped hundreds of students from all around the world to meet people from various cultural and religious backgrounds, raise their confidence and most importantly to become leaders.
Hope for Leadership and Education in Afghanistan is the first NGO devoted to MUN in Afghanistan, which not only concerns education, but also runs women empowerment programs.
Child Aid Foundation for Africa is a foundation which is fighting against poverty and hunger.
Hospodařský Klub Slovakia is cooperating with many international organizations and establishes various competitions and awards for famous international leaders.
Rise and Shine aims to teach students how to fully develop their leadership potential and therefore it organizes conferences and workshops, which are aimed at essential skills that students need to obtain in order to be successful in the future.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Czech Republic is an organization which aims to challenge young people in order to surpass their limits and get beyond them. This program has had so far more than 8 million participants from over 140 countries in the world.
MUN Impact, International Model United Nations, MUN Turkey, LisboMUN
Peace Prize from Slovakia
Impact Summit Virtual Conference is a possibility for those who are unable to come to Prague to attend the summit through online channels (Skype) and live streams. This event is the first and only of its kind. It is designed for prominent Youth Leaders who wish to engage in high profile discussions that relate to the UN agenda, in relation to the United Nations 2030 vision discussing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is expected to bring in multiple key guest speakers, including UN Officials, Ambassadors to the UN, famous MUN organization founders and more. They will be a part of the audience that witnesses the results of the Impact Summit in the “Final Resolution”.
This Summit will be attended by business leaders and NGO founders from over 50 countries of the world and all continents.
For more information please visit our official website: https://www.salamforpeace.com/impact-summit