A warm welcome to you all from the Global Shapers’ Ulaanbaatar Hub. Today, we invite you on a unique journey. A journey that begins in the imposing Swiss Alps, the birthplace of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and finds its course through the vibrant cityscapes of Ulaanbaatar.
The Global Shapers Community, a remarkable initiative by the WEF, took form in 2011. Since its inception, our Ulaanbaatar Hub has served as a platform for dynamic young leaders. We are a diverse group, bound together by a shared commitment to creating a better future for our local communities and beyond. As one of the 470 city-based hubs spread across 150 countries, we take pride in being a part of this global network, a true force for change.
Over the past decade, many Global Shapers and alumni have poured their hearts into the hub, fostering remarkable change within themselves and their communities. We extend our deepest gratitude to each one of you. A special acknowledgment is due for the members who stepped up into critical leadership roles: Curator Batchimeg, Vice-Curator Anar, Impact Officer Lana, Secretaries Mungun and Lana, and Treasurer Puje. Your leadership has been a pillar, supporting the progress we celebrate today.
Our project coordinators and leads deserve a special commendation. Your tenacity in driving projects, securing sponsorships, and leading teams has been nothing short of inspiring. The commitment and dedication you’ve shown to improving our community lie at the heart of our mission.
The contribution of all former members of our hub has been invaluable. Your diligent efforts to nurture a vibrant culture within the Ulaanbaatar Hub have been instrumental to our progress. As we stand on the solid foundation you’ve laid, we are confident that the incoming curatorship and current members will carry this legacy forward, continuing to enhance our community.
We are excited to share a milestone in our journey: the launch of our new website, www.globalshapers.mn, a project brought to life with the help of our alumnus, Zack.
Meanwhile, we are bidding farewell to some of our impactful members who are transitioning into alumni, including Chimedyudon, Maralmaa, and Enkhjargal. Their significant contributions to our hub and community will not be forgotten and we wish them the best in their future endeavors.
Leadership Anchored in Collaboration
Our dedicated leadership team, under the adept stewardship of elected Curator Batchimeg Batbold, steered the hub through a year of innovation, impact, and growth. Vice-Curator Anar Enkhtuya, Impact Officer Delgerjargal Batsuuri, Treasurer Purevsuren Lkhagvasuren, and Secretary Mungun were integral parts of this voyage, anchoring our collective efforts in a vision of progressive change.
Adding Fresh Faces, Fostering Diversity
We were thrilled to welcome a diverse cohort of nine new individuals to our hub last year – Ujin, Buridem, Enkhtsatsralt, Lkhagva-Ochir, Temuulen, Munkh-Orgil, Munkh-Erdene, Duurenzaya, and Sukhbat. Their diverse backgrounds and skillsets have significantly enriched our hub, inspiring us and our initiatives.
A Year of Action, A Year of Impact
In 2022, we undertook a portfolio of transformative projects that have made significant strides in addressing crucial issues in our community. From nurturing young professionals and advocating for blood donation to addressing mental health and reproductive health education, we’ve sought to create meaningful change. In numbers, we successfully ran nine groundbreaking projects, directly reaching thousands in our community. Furthermore, we secured $48.7K in funds and grants, augmenting our ability to make a positive impact.
Notably, our initiatives extended to urban planning and environmental stewardship, promoting road safety, championing LGBTQ+ rights, inclusivity, and enhancing professional development opportunities for university students. Through our consistent efforts, we influenced public policies, empowered our youth, safeguarded our cultural heritage, and advanced solutions for climate change.
Looking Forward to New Horizons
As we look toward the future, we are filled with excitement and optimism. We are confident that our existing and incoming members are ready to face new challenges and continue our legacy of creating lasting positive change. As we prepare for the vibrant Naadam Festival, we extend our warmest wishes to all. Here’s to another year of shaping our future together!
Thank you for being a part of our journey. We look forward to another exciting year of making an impact!
We are excited to share the details of our year-long journey in our Annual Report. We hope that this document will provide valuable insights into our work, inspire you, and continue to foster a sense of involvement and collaboration in our initiatives.
Finally, we owe an immense debt of gratitude to our partners. Your voluntary assistance and significant contributions have played a crucial role in facilitating change. Your belief in our cause and unwavering support have made this shared mission possible.
As we look ahead, we are excited about the future of the Ulaanbaatar Hub and the impact we can continue to make. We extend our heartfelt thanks to you all for being a part of this incredible journey.