Dublin City University PhD scholar, Catherine Faherty, has been awarded a DCU scholarship to attend the One Young World Conference as a summit delegate in Dublin this October.
Over 1,500 delegates from global and national companies, NGO’s, universities and other forward thinking organisations will convene in Dublin’s Convention Centre next month. Delegates will be joined by One Young World Counsellors; among the distinguished line up are Sir Bob Geldof, President Mary Robinson and Kofi Annan.
Catherine is part of the global delegation of talented 18-30 year olds who have displayed leadership ability and commitment to effecting positive change. During the summit, delegates will formulate and debate solutions to global issues. At the summit’s closing ceremony delegates will graduate to One Young World Ambassadors, at which point they will work on their initiatives or utilise the One Young World network to fuel operating initiatives.
“It is an absolute honour to have been selected to represent DCU and Ireland at the upcoming One Young World Summit” Catherine commented. “One Young World will provide a unique opportunity to meet with other ambitious young people from around the world and join a global network of young leaders who are creating positive change.”
In June 2014, Catherine was awarded a PhD scholarship co-funded by DCU Ryan Academy and the Irish Research Council. She is now undertaking a PhD in the area of entrepreneurship and family business.
The conference will take place in the Convention Centre, Dublin from Wednesday 15th until Saturday 18th of October 2014.