Fora is a global centre of excellence for young advocate’s leadership. Since 2010, the Global Summit (formerly called the G(irls)20 Summit) has brought together young leaders from across the globe to build leadership skills and a powerful network for advocacy and action!

In 2022, the Global Summit will return and be open to applicants from every country and region in the world! 

Through the Global Summit, thirty Delegates from around the world will meet to build their advocacy skills, grow their confidence as advocates, and build networks in order to advance gender equality and women’s leadership in their home countries.

Young leader’s voices are vitally needed in spaces where decisions are being made. Through this training, Delegates will be prepared to advocate in local, national and international decision-making spaces.

To visit the Global Summit page for more details and to apply to become a delegate, please click here.

Planning Notes from Fora for the Global Summit… Fora is aiming to organize their Global Summit to take place in the latter half of 2022. Their team is also committed to ensuring equity is central to our decision-making processes, amidst global inequities in vaccine access and travel restrictions.

Given the many variables caused by COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, planning for the Global Summit will look differently in 2022. Instead of identifying a date before opening applications, they’ll first recruit and identify the thirty 2022 Delegates. Once Delegates are selected, the Fora team will assess each Delegate’s access to the vaccine and other travel restrictions and realities. With this information, a decision will be made about whenthe Global Summit will be held, and whetherit will be held in-person or virtually.

If held in-person, the Global Summit will take place in Toronto, Canada. Fora will continue their commitment to ensure the Global Summit is barrier-free, including covering the costs of travel, visas, and COVID-19 related considerations for all Delegates. To donate and support the delegate costs, please click here.