One Young World 2016

Looking back at #OYW2016

The One Young World Summit 2016 was held in Ottawa, Canada from 28 September – 1 October. 

Find out more about the chosen delegates and their journey below:

Our Delegates

One Young World 2016 Delegates


Olivia MacDonald

Chartered Accountants Ireland


Louw Barnardt

SAICA, South Africa


Rimla Akhtar

ICAS, Scotland


Wesley Lye

ISCA, Singapore


Keisha Taura

CAANZ, New Zealand


Charles Zhang

CAANZ, Australia


Katie Field

ICAEW, London

Our Delegates on the One Young World Summit


Wesley Lye on the One Young World Summit

By Wesley Lye, ISCA, Singapore. John Landau, the world famous producer of the movies Avatar and Titanic, said “Every scene (in a movie) begins with a call to action”. And indeed, that was what the One Young World Summit was for me. I first started volunteering eighteen years ago, when […]


Rimla Akhtar on the One Young World Summit

By Rimla Akhtar, ICAS, Scotland. For the past 15 years all I’ve been doing is working on my passion.  I’ve been passionate about sport and about the development of our global community through and within sport. I’ve been able to combine these passions in my work as an Inclusion and […]


Louw Barnardt on the One Young World Summit

By Louw Barnardt, SAICA, South Africa. One Young World – inspiring change around the world October month saw the global leadership summit One Young World hosted in Ottawa, Canada. I was lucky enough to be chosen by Chartered Accountants Worldwide to represent SAICA and South Africa at the summit. With beautiful Capitol Hill […]


Olivia MacDonald on the One Young World Summit

By Olivia MacDonald, CAI, Ireland. This September, I had the privilege of representing Chartered Accountants Worldwide and Chartered Accountants Ireland at the One Young World Summit in Canada. One Young World is a UK-based charity that gathers together young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. Incredible […]


OYW Ambassador blog: Charles Zhang – Limitless possibilities

By Charles Zhang, CA ANZ, 3rd Oct 2016. It is difficult to find the words that can wholly encapsulate my experience of One Young World 2016 in Ottawa. Looking back, it seemed almost corny to use words like ‘life-changing’ and ‘profound’, but believe me when I say that this experience […]

Photos from One Young World 2016

One Young World 2016 - CAW Ambassadors

One Young World Ottawa 2016 - Breakout Session: UN Global Goals