Yetnebersh Nigussie becomes a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Today the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders announced their class of 2020 includes Light for the World’s Director of Advocacy and Rights Yetnebersh Nigussie.
Yetnebersh Nigussie

Today the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leadersannounced their class of 2020 includes Light for the World’s Director of Advocacy and Rights Yetnebersh Nigussie. The announcement recognises Yetnebersh’s tireless efforts advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Listen to Yetnebersh’s interview with the BBC here.

The Forum of Young Global Leaders is an independent non-profit foundation – founded by Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum. It brings together diverse leaders for a five-year, personalized leadership programme. Young Global Leaders head governments and Fortune 500 companies, are recipients of Nobel Prizes and Academy Awards, and serve as UN Goodwill Ambassadors.

Rupert Roniger, CEO of Light for the World said: “We are proud our colleague Yetnebersh is joining this prestigious group of leaders! We know she will use the opportunity to promote the voices of people with disabilities through this powerful network—and beyond.”

Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum said: “In response to a startling decline in trust in leadership over the past decade, these Young Global Leaders inspire the world through their dynamism, passion and integrity.” 

Yetnebersh attended the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2019. They recognized her as one of the top cultural leaders, helping to introduce disability to the agenda of the forum in Davos. You can see Yetnebersh’s take-aways from that meeting here