Who we are

A network of young people driving dialogue, action and change.

Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 7,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 376 city-based hubs in 156 countries.

In each city, teams of Shapers self-organise to create projects that address the needs of their community. Projects are wide-ranging – from responding to disasters and combating poverty, to fighting climate change and building inclusive communities. Shapers are diverse in expertise, education, income and race, but are united by their desire to bring about change.

Our Impact Areas

Education

Education is a universal right and should not be for the privileged few.

Civic Society

For Shapers, collective action is central to influencing decision-making.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is arguably the most fundamental driver of economic value creation in societies.

Life in Kano

Kano, with its rich history, heritage, culture, and economic activity historically serving not just Nigeria, but much of West Africa, is home to our amazing hub. Kano hub is made of forward-thinking and talented young Nigerians who come from different backgrounds and walks of life. Kano shapers believe in not just improving the state of our community, but also in our own growth, improvement and development as individuals, and as a group and in helping others do the same. Our diversity is definitely one of our strengths and has been a major contributor to our success and growth as a hub.

Our Partners