This year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be about more than just the sport on display. Common Purpose - in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society - is delivering a once in a lifetime opportunity for 100 young people from around the Commonwealth.
33Fifty is a free leadership programme for Commonwealth citizens aged 18 - 25 and is part of the Legacy 2014 National programmes of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The programme will bring together 100 people from across the Commonwealth, selected from over 900 applicants. Over four days they will develop skills, network and develop their Cultural Intelligence (the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures).
Working in groups, they will tackle the challenge "What role does the youth of the Commonwealth need to play in progress toward low-carbon economies?"
This will be explored through in-depth conversations with visionary leaders including speakers and contributors from Scottish Water, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Scottish Government. They will also get the opportunity to attend behind-the-scenes visits to an incredible range of organisations, including the Scottish Parliament, the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and ScotRail.
By gaining a unique understanding into innovation in the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, the young people will then gain the inspiration and the knowledge to formulate their own responses to the Challenge. They will then present their ideas to a panel of experts, investors and stakeholder with the power to make their ideas happen.
33Fifty will run 17 - 20 July and is delivered by Common Purpose in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society.