British Ghanaian TV personality, media entrepreneur, education activist, and philanthropist, Peace Hyde has been selected to join a global list of experts at the World Economic Forum of Young Global Leaders.
The yearly forum will see the world’s most promising leaders under the age of 40 attending the event. This year’s list also features the Editor-In-Chief of Vogue China, the Governor of Nairobi Country in Kenya and a host of young innovators in the field of arts, civil service, engineering and media.
“This year, we are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2023 into our community of outstanding people addressing the world’s most pressing problems and driving innovation for positive change across civil society, the arts, culture, government and business,” a release on the World Economic Forum said.
Hyde, 37, as the head of digital media and partnerships for Forbes Africa and the founder of Aim Higher Africa, a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering unemployed youth through education and entrepreneurship joins the list with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Sharing the news on social media, the Netflix producer disclosed that she was on ‘cloud 9’ and ‘deeply humbled’ over the selection.
“I am humbled to be joining the 2023 class of @worldeconomicforum #YoungGlobalLeaders. I am deeply honoured to join a remarkable group of ground breaking leaders who are making an impact in their respective fields globally.
God is truly good! I’m on cloud 9!🙌🏾 To my entire @AimHigherAfrica Team, I admire your determination as you continue to work hard and make a positive impact in every life we touch, it doesn’t go unnoticed I appreciate you team #AHA you all mean so much!
Thank you to EACH and EVERYONE of YOU for your continued support encouragement and belief in me I don’t take it for granted!♥️ #APieceOfPeace #PeaceHyde
#YGL23 #YGL #WEF #WorldEconomicForum #YoungGlobalLeader,” she captioned along with a flier of her selection.
According to the Forum, the selected leaders will meet over the next three years to plan, strategize and discuss ways to tackle the myriad of issues facing young people across the globe.
“As we confront the most challenging combination of economic, social, political and environmental pressures — the polycrisis — in recent memory, we must identify and amplify the voices of those working tirelessly to address these issues,” it explained. “Over the next three years, the Class of 2023 will convene to identify innovative solutions and champion ways to scale up and accelerate each other’s impact.”