RECAP: 2020

YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Transcript:

NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

 

Where we are now,

When we were to start this project, I knew it was going to be challenging, but as a person, I was ready because challenges are what builds us as people. It is a dream project, and it is only the passion and commitment that kept everyone focused on being a part of the process and progress. It has indeed been a worthwhile journey working towards our vision and mission as an organization.

 

One year of endurance and consistency amidst the pandemic that hit our world. Though we didn't find it easy but in between, we have records of our achievements, starting with our seminars under the Leadership and Mentorship Forum. We recorded five sessions with speakers from five nations.

 

1: United States of America, Shannon Whittington: "Becoming A Person of Influence"; 

 

2: Dubai, Ahmed El Hamamsy: "Procurement & Marketing"; 

 

3: Colombia, Hugo E Osorio: "Youth Impact on Social

Responsibility"; 

 

4: China, Yunmei Li: "Effect of Gender Inequality and Women Empowerment";

 

5: United Kingdom, Maria K: "Productive Leadership Amidst COVID-19."

 

Our bi-weekly newsletters and blog stories presented the latest happenings and in-depth expert opinions on a wide range of topics. The weekly conversations we had with our members on WhatsApp allowed us to discuss pressing issues and solutions.

 

There is so much to expect from the International Youth Organization for Peace and Sustainability starting from 2021. There are projects we are planning to implement, for instance, an entrepreneurship project in

India to empower 40 youngsters with skills and finance to start their business, which will be replicated in other countries shortly after. 

Adetunbi H Owolabi, President

 

STATISTICS:

 

56 NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS

Since our launch in October 2020

 

5 WEBINAR SESSIONS

With leaders from 5 different nations

 

17 COUNTRIES 

Reached through our activities

 

73 YOUNG LEADERS

Directly impacted by our efforts

 

5 NEWSLETTER VOLUMES 

On the latest happenings

 

349 FOLLOWERS

On our social media platforms

 

2020 IN PICTURES:

Pictures from our activities and virtual events from last year.

 

December 2020

 

We realized that the indigenous people were moving through the municipality without masks, an extremely sensitive situation in the face of the COVID-19.

Representing the project on Law in Indigenous Communities (Direito Comunidades Indígenas), the UN Voluntary Service for Legal Affairs, IYOPS - International Youth Organization for Peace and Sustainability in Brazil, and the Youth Assembly Delegation in Brazil, we delivered masks and gloves for Kaingang indigenous people who are based in the municipality of Faxinal / PR., Brazil.

 

Our National Director for Brazil, Eduardo Mansano spearheaded this activity.

 

 

November 2020

 

We launched our blog with our National Director for Brazil, Eduardo Manso writing a blog post on the topic, Corruption, and the Fight Against It."

We sent out two volumes of our bi-weekly newsletter this month.

We also observed World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November.

Our National Director for Egypt, Osama Sayed wrote a blog post on the topic, "Poverty and How To Tackle It.".

October 2020

 

The Leadership and Mentorship Forum of IYOPS conducted our fifth virtual session on the topic, "Procurement and Marketing." The session was hosted by the Director of Secretariat of IYOPS, Bolarinwa Boluwatife, and had Mr. Ahmed El Hamamsy as the guest speaker.

We launched the first two volumes of our bi-weekly newsletter, the IYOPS Bulletin.

We, at IYOPS, took a stand against the police brutality meted out to our friends and family in Nigeria by supporting the #ENDSARS movement.

September 2020

 

We had our sixth weekly conversation on the topic, "Means of Collaborative Leadership."

We observed International Day of Charity and International Day of Peace in September.

August 2020

 

The Leadership and Mentorship Forum of IYOPS conducted our fourth virtual session on the topic, "Becoming a Person of Influence." The session was hosted by the Vice President of IYOPS, Aswin Raghav, and had Ms. Shannon Whittington as the guest speaker.

We had four weekly discussions in August on a diverse range of topics.

We observed International Youth Day and International Day against Nuclear Tests this month.

 

 

July 2020

 

The Leadership and Mentorship Forum of IYOPS conducted our third virtual session on the topic, "Youth Impact in Social Responsibility." The session was hosted by the President of IYOPS, Adetunbi H Owolabi, and had Mr. Hugo E. Osorio as the guest speaker.

 

The Leadership and Mentorship Forum of IYOPS conducted our third virtual session on the topic, "Youth Impact in Social Responsibility." The session was hosted by the President of IYOPS, Adetunbi H Owolabi, and had Mr. Hugo E. Osorio as the guest speaker.

  

 

June 2020

 

The Leadership and Mentorship Forum of IYOPS conducted our second virtual session on the topic, "Effect of Gender Inequality and Women Empowerment in Today's World." The session was hosted by the National Director of IYOPS in Indonesia, Mufradatul Riadhah, and had Ms. Yunmei Li as the guest speaker.

 

The Leadership and Mentorship Forum of IYOPS conducted our very first virtual session on the topic, "Productive Leadership Amidst COVID-19." The session was hosted by the President of IYOPS, Adetunbi H Owolabi, and had Ms. Maria K as the guest speaker.

We, at IYOPS, took a stand against the police brutality and racism meted out to our friends and family in the United States of America and throughout the world by supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

We believe that Unity in Diversity is the way forward for a humane future for all of us. #SayNoToRacism

 

March-May, 2020

 

In what was one of the most trying times of the 21st Century, the COVID-19 crisis forced us to be more compassionate and do things differently. We created some graphics and shared some, with respect to the guidelines of the World Health Organization and other world organizations that strived to make things better for all of us.

         

 

Jan-Feb 2020

 

In January 2020, we youngsters from all over the world joined forces to start a youth organization. Our mission was to build generations of youth with integrity and making the world a happier, cleaner, and healthier place to live.

We held our first set of meetings and internal elections. This period was crucial in building a blueprint for the future of the organization.

 

NOTES FROM OUR EXECUTIVES:

 

 

1:

Bolarinwa Salau

Director of Secretariat, IYOPS

 

Greetings to everyone reading this note from the desk of Bolarinwa Salau, Secretary-General of the International Youth Organization for Peace and Sustainability (IYOPS). I am happy to share a summary of insight on the reason for and formation of IYOPS. IYOPS is an organization with a firm vision and mission. We started this journey in January 2020 when we (founders) came together from different parts of the world to form a chat group for IYOPS. It kicked off with great momentum before the global pandemic (COVID-19 virus) hit, which caused a drop in engagement of activities from most of the executives. Yet, we proceeded further despite the challenges to share and invest ideas that worked out in the progression of the organization.

 

I stood because of the need for a quality mode of learning, hunger reduction, and peace of life, and a sustainable environment for those living in underdeveloped countries and for every individual in our world. These issues are global issues that we have been faced with for decades before now, yet despite all the resources invested by the government sectors to tackle these problems, they seem not to be effective as required. Teaming my mission and vision, alongside that of my fellow executives forms another source of solution to tackle these problems we’re facing. Above all, the solutions presented and implemented by IYOPS are solutions deciphered by these current visionary youths of our world.

I was honored to host one of our webinars which briefed on procurement and marketing systems to both junior and senior entrepreneurs. An e2chain supply strategist from Dubai, Ahmed El Hamamsy, was my guest for the event. It was the fourth webinar of the organization and it discussed the B2B-B2C business, the guidelines for purchasing, and also product marketing strategies based on business market size. A link to the webinar can be found on the IYOPS website. I am grateful to my fellow executives, members, as well as our donors for this great height of vision for humanity.

On this note, I hereby uphold more personal and communal values that will help keep the ship of IYOPS moving on. These values as well are expected thereof every member of IYOPS and our associates, and may God help us all. Thank you.

 

2:

Eduardo Mansano

National Director for Brazil, IYOPS

 

The International Youth Organization for Peace and Sustainability is an initiative that elaborates integral strategies and commitments of young people that insert the realization of global changes at local levels related to peace and sustainability. IYOPS works with young people and partners to co-create tools and programs that help young people to identify themselves as agents of transformation and to master the skills necessary to thrive as agents of transformation, so being part of this organization motivates us, even more, to collaborate to build a more just and equal world.

In the current social context, the problem that concerns me most is access to information on rights, as many are already written through the laws, but few people know what they are. Those who have information consequently, suffer less exploitation.

 

 

3:

Osama Sayed

National Director for Egypt, IYOPS

 

It was just a dream to change the sad reality of the world we live in. Apart from some governments and organizations that claim to help, others are afraid of those with power. The idea of our organization is to enable us to change the world for good by changing ourselves. The beginning of anything new is hard, but our willingness to find solutions for the pressing issues surrounding us keeps us going!

 

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR JOURNEY! 

(Transcript drafted by Abdul Qudus Oyekanmi, Digital Marketing Intern, IYOPS; RECAP: 2020 document created by Aswin Raghav Rengarajan, Vice President, IYOPS along with TWYF)

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