Youth Leadership Award

Globethics’ vision is to promote ethical leadership for a just, inclusive and sustainable world. The first Globethics Youth Leadership Award is launched in our 20th Anniversary year to further that vision in the next 20 years by recognising, honouring and empowering young leaders from around the world striving for positive, ethical change in their community, institution, society, nation, region or even globally.

Globethics strategic priorities 2023-2027

Young leaders who have designed and implemented initiatives that have produced real, proven societal impact and positive change in areas related to one or more of the four Globethics priorities are invited to apply for the Globethics Youth Leadership Award. Winning the Globethics Youth Leadership Award would allow winners to build on and develop their initiatives.

Jury and Selection Process

The Globethics Youth Leadership Award jury is composed of three independent members, selected to reflect diversity of geography, gender and other factors.

Globethics Youth Leadership Award Jury Members

Ariane Jaubert, Leadership Portfolio Manager, GCSP, Switzerland
Ariane Jaubert, Leadership Portfolio Manager, GCSP, Switzerland

Ariane Jaubert is the Leadership Portfolio Manager at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). She specialises in designing and implementing highly experiential leadership and management programs and is a certified Executive Coach (PCC, CPCC). Ariane leverages her 20 years of international experience and her passion for leadership development and training to inspire positive organisational change.

Ravi Tissera, Lawyer, Sri Lanka
Ravi Tissera, Lawyer, Sri Lanka

Ravi Tissera is a young Sri Lankan lawyer. He has served in the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS) Pax Romana in the capacities of Coordinator for the Asia Pacific region (2016 – 2019) and International President (2020 – 2023). He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Management of Development at the International Training College of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO).

Maria Lucia Uribe, Executive Director, Arigatou International, Switzerland
Maria Lucia Uribe, Executive Director, Arigatou International, Switzerland

Maria Lucia Uribe has been the Executive Director of Arigatou International office in Geneva since 2013, heading the strategic implementation and expansion of the Ethics Education for Children Initiative in more than 30 countries. Among other responsibilities, she is also convener of the International Consortium on Nurturing Values in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence; serves on the Executive Committee of Child Rights Connect, and is a member of the G20 Interfaith Forum Working Group on Education.


The jury looks for applications from young leaders (individuals or groups) aged between 18 and 30 years of age who have a values-based approach and are invested in serving the common good through initiatives that they are already involved in leading and would like to develop and grow further. The initiatives have to be impactful, change-making, and related to one or more of the four Globethics priorities.

In addition, winners of the Award are selected by the jury based on criteria including,

  • Contribution to achieving one or more of the Globethics priorities
  • Proven change made as a result of their initiative
  • Innovation in problem-solving
  • Inclusive approach
  • Scalability and replicability

From all the applicants, three finalists are selected by the jury of the Globethics Youth Leadership Award based on their applications. The three finalists will then be invited to present at the Global Ethics Forum in Geneva, Switzerland taking place from 2-4 September 2024. Following a popular vote during the Forum to determine first, second and third places, finalists will be presented with one of the three awards.

The awards

Award winners will achieve recognition for their pioneering work and receive financial and mentoring support to upscale and to multiply the results of their project.

  • 1st prize: USD 15,000
  • 2nd prize: USD 10,000
  • 3rd prize: USD 5,000

All winners will also benefit from the support of a mentor for nine months.