Our Future in 2050: Voyage Ahead FOUR SUMMITS, ONE GOAL

GLOBAL Health

JULY 2021

Space Exploration

JULY 2021

Climate Change

AUGUST 2021

Smart Cities

AUGUST 2021

OFFICIAL PARTNERS OF

“This is a time in history that we can really make a change because the future will depend on the implementation of the SDGs, and young people will have a crucial role to play.”

JAYATHMA WICKRAMANAYAKE

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

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Throughout the Summit, each Country Delegation must negotiate and collaborate to create concrete solutions to pressing global issues. These solutions take the form of policies: statements of purpose, guidelines, and/or rules that advocate for a particular course of action. Participants create both domestic and international policies.

UPCOMING SUMMITs

Global Health: Economic Recovery from a Pandemic

July 17, 18, 24, and 25, 2021
8:00 am ET

In 2021, the world is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and a future of possibilities awaits. Delegates will consider the short-term needs that were met during the pandemic, and how those should shift or change to ensure health and prosperity in the future.

Ministerial Goals:

  • To recover from the impacts of the pandemic
  • To mitigate the impact of future pandemics through diplomacy and government spending
  • To ensure economic growth, prosperity, and relational stability within your nation
Florence B. El Salvador

“Our world is the health of its people, and the future is no future without that guaranteed.”

Space Exploration: Mapping Our Future Beyond Earth

July 17, 18, 24, and 25, 2021
8:00 am ET

Humanity will soon venture beyond Earth’s orbit to plant its footprint on other worlds. Model G20 Delegates will tackle this exciting and delicate task while deepening their understanding of space science, technologies, goals, and challenges.

Ministerial Goals:

  • To Prepare: Craft policies to ensure peaceful, safe, equitable, and sustainable human expansion beyond Earth’s atmosphere
  • To Sustain: Understand, protect, and preserve terrestrial and non-terrestrial environments and orbits
  • To Thrive: Leverage current and emerging space-based technologies to protect and improve life on Earth
Aria K. United States

“My generation grew up with the assumption that travelling to other planets was possible; we grew up knowing it could be, and had been, done.”

Climate Change: The Current and Near-Future Effects

August 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2021
7:00 pm ET

Climate change has already begun to impact economies and societies around the globe, and the effects are only due to become more severe. Delegates will work with their Country Delegation and other G20 nations to tackle this most intemperate problem of our generation.

Ministerial Goals:

  • To transition to environmentally sustainable practices across all sectors of society, both in your nation and around the world
  • To mitigate the current and near-future effects of climate change on your nation
  • To maintain economic growth, prosperity, and relational stability within your nation
Sana S. Pakistan

“Climate change doesn’t make our future gloomy: it breeds a fire inside me and my generation to nurse our world back to health.”

Smart Cities: Urban Life Adapted to Our Needs

August 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2021
7:00 pm ET

It is expected that 2.5 billion more people will move to cities by 2050. To meet this growing demand, careful urban planning is crucial to develop cities into what people need before they know they need it. As a Model G20 Delegate, you will research these issues and work with others to move the world forward.

Ministerial Goals:

  • To innovate a sustainable and efficient city infrastructure through urban planning
  • To encourage economic growth and prosperity within your nation
  • To develop your nation into a well-planned, future facing system that uses technology to achieve accessibility
Tomoki M. Japan

“Technological growth needs to be encouraged, and tamed: we must balance engineering with artistry and usefulness with overbearance.”

Alumni

Previous Model G20 delegates have gone on to attend the world’s best universities such as Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Boston University, and Imperial College London.

  • Jennifer Z.

    Model G20 ’18, ’19
    Columbia University ’23

    Jenn has participated in the Model G20 Summit numerous times and even made it to our next level program, MG20 Task Force, where she was able to work with the Y20! She is a true leader in every sense of the word, who commands everyone to listen whenever she speaks. With motivation and drive beyond her years, she’s ready to change the world.

  • Federico R.

    Model G20 ’17
    Harvard University ’23

    At the 2017 Model G20, Federico took home a well-deserved award for Most Outstanding Delegate. Since attending, Federico has gone on to serve as an Economic Development and Neighborhood Committee member for the City of Boston, where he worked to allocate city funding to area youth.

  • Sebastian S.

    Model G20 ’17, ’18
    Princeton University ’24

    During his time at the Model G20 Summit, it became apparent that this young leader was going places. With a full plate of activities in high school — including National Honor Society, soccer, mock trial, political awareness club, science team, and orchestra — we’re thrilled that he made the time to attend our groundbreaking summit.

  • Alvin C.

    Model G20 ’17, ’18, ’19
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology ’24

    Alvin has participated in three Model G20 Summits and loves the summit portion of the program the most. “During the last three days we had to research our topics depending on our ministry. I was the health minister, so I had to research about pollution and how it affects public health.” We’re sure Alvin is putting his research skills to good use at MIT!

  • Sarah B.

    Model G20 ’18, ’19, ’20
    Boston University ’24

    Sarah was a Deciding Committee member at the last Virtual Summit, as well as the voice, face, and inspiration for our first student-featured program video this past fall. Sarah is a compassionate, intelligent, and above all intellectually generous soul whose presence in the Summit was an exceptional asset to her colleagues.

  • Rohit C.

    Model G20 ’18, ’19
    Georgia Institute of Technology ’23

    Rohit has been with Knovva Academy since 2017, and was honored to become a Knovva Academic Mentor for our Knowledge in Action course this past summer. He has attended multiple Model G20 Summits, amounting to an ambassadorship with the program. “As a delegate, the people you meet all have secret talents. When you get to see those talents, you just say to yourself: ‘Wow! That’s why I want to come back every year!’”

  • Omar S.

    Model G20 ’19
    Columbia University ’24

    Omar became one of Model G20’s greatest advocates after traveling to the Model G20 Summit in Beijing, where he was awarded the top honor of Most Outstanding Delegate. Of his time at the summit, Omar gushes: “Just thinking about Beijing makes me miss it. I learned so much and made so many dear friends. Working with members of my generation opened my eyes and refreshed me; there’s nothing we can’t achieve when we work together.”

  • Kiara O.

    Model G20 ’18, ’19
    Dartmouth College ’24

    A legend of the Model G20 community, Kiara has attended the Model G20 Summit in Boston and the Model G20 Task Force in Argentina. She has also acted as a voice for the Summit to the world at large. Of her time with Model G20, she says: “I have never seen a group of such motivated teenagers who want to promote change in our society. The MG20 delegates are beyond passionate and being around them has influenced me in ways beyond compare.”

Participating
Schools

Previous Knovva Model
G20 Summits have
featured these leading schools:

Northlands School

Argentina

Sydney Boys High School

Australia

The Scots College

Australia

Luther College High School

Canada

Colegio Jorge Washington

Columbia

Colegio Panamericano

Columbia

Daly College

India

Aitchison College

Pakistan

Robert College of Istanbul

Turkey

BINUS SCHOOL Serpong

Indonesia

Shibuya Junior and Senior High School

Japan

Merchant Taylors School

U.K

British International School of Boston

USA

Boston Latin School

USA

Poly Prep Country Day School

USA

Rivermont Collegiate

USA

Watershed School

USA

All Hallows High School

USA

The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China

China

The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University

China

Tsinghua University High School

China

SHAURYA CHANDRAVANSHIUnited Arab Emirates

“I didn’t expect such helpful advice from the instructors, who have a very good idea of politics and policymaking and budgeting, better than most chairs I've seen. The instructors exceeded my expectations, 100%. ”

MODEL G20 VIRTUAL SUMMIT

COME AS STRANGERS,
LEAVE AS FRIENDS

GATHER

Previous Knovva Model G20 Summits have featured students from 40+ countries, creating a multicultural melting pot of the brightest young minds across the world.

Engage

Mind and soul. Train your innate powers of negotiation, debating, writing, and public speaking.

Role-play

The beauty and habitability of the world is in your hands: Take on roles as representatives of G20 countries and devise novel solutions to bring color back to our world’s future.

Past
Destinations

Previous Knovva Model
G20 Summits have been
held in:

Boston
Cambridge
Mexico City
Beijing
Tokyo
Arnav Machavarapu Texas, USA Cameron Meyer California, USA

Arnav and Cameron met in 2019, and developed a philanthropic business following their time together at Model G20: an app that connects food-insecure people with hot meals around their city. In this interview, the two young men discuss how Model G20 primed them to work together constructively and produce something with a lasting and beautiful impact.

MEET THE EXPERTS

This year’s lineup of speakers features a panel of leading immunologists,
educationists, and governance experts from around the world.

PANELIST

Featured prominent speakers and experts from top-tier educational institutes of the world

  • David King

    Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
    Harvard Kennedy School

  • Don Goldman, MD

    Professor of Epidemiology Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School

  • Jonathan Fantini Porter

    Expert Consultant, McKinsey & Co.
    Former Homeland Security Official, the White House
    MPA, Harvard University

  • Cary Krosinsky

    Lecturer, Brown University
    Lecturer, Yale University

Faculty

Dedicated educators and scholars design and support all delegates throughout the summit

  • Victoria Jones

    Curriculum Designer, Master of Art, American Museum of Natural History

  • Patricia Lozada

    Chair of Model G20 Committee
    MPA, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Peter Dufresne

    Head of Academic, Model G20 Committee
    Ph.D Candidate, University of Cumberland

  • Martha McMorran

    Academic Co-chair, Model G20 Committee
    Ed.M., Harvard University

  • Amy Hubbard

    Academic Co-chair, Model G20 Committee
    Ed.M., Harvard University

  • Alex Krasser

    Academic Co-chair, Model G20 Committee
    Ed.M., Harvard University

  • Yuxi He

    Program Director, Model G20 Committee
    MBA Candidate, University of Chicago

  • Rachel Lund

    Curriculum Designer, Ed.M., Harvard University

  • Alicia Satori

    Curriculum Designer, Master of Art, University of Massachusetts Boston

Susan Solomon Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“What a tremendous group of students you have. It gives you a tremendous hope for the world to actually see these people and they are the future.”

CONTACT US

What you get

$379

$129

  • An all-access pass to the Model G20 Virtual Summit
  • All learning materials including video courses, MG20 training and on-boarding materials, program guidelines, handbooks, and textbooks
  • Engagement activities before, during, and after the Summit, including game nights, networking sessions, and meet-and-greets with fellow attendees, hosted by Knovva’s engagement team
  • A Certificate of Completion, and potentially an award to boost your résumé
  • College-level lectures, workshops, and online courses designed by Harvard alumni and scholars
  • *Limited Time Offer Valid Until June 30, 2021

Want to know more about
the Model G20 Virtual Summit?

Read below or contact us at +1-800-892-5335 or info@knovva.com

PRESS

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Faqs

Students enrolled in the Model G20 Virtual Summit must have regular access to a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Students are expected to log in to Knovva Academy’s platform and Zoom to attend online simulation sessions. If any sessions require students to have additional software, students will be notified of these requirements in advance.

No. While native English speakers might find it easier to participate verbally, we have numerous channels to ensure that all voices are included.

Yes, of course! The Model G20 Virtual Summit welcomes high school students from all around the world, even those without Model G20 Summit experience.

The program fee is non-refundable once the application is complete.

The program fee is non-refundable once the application is complete.

Participating in the Model G20 Virtual Summit will demonstrate to college admissions officers that you are committed to growing your leadership skills, developing your practical understanding of international affairs, and broadening your perspective as a global citizen. Knovva Academy students often attend top colleges and universities, and we attribute their success to their vibrant spirit of inquiry and their willingness to thoughtfully engage in Model G20 while keeping their grades high.

Model G20 Virtual Summit participants spend five days engaged in a role-playing game via Zoom, while mG20 in Action club members meet once a week during the school year, and collaborate online using Knovva Academy’s community forum. Both activities include opportunities to learn, collaborate with peers, engage in hands-on simulations, and speak publicly.

The fee is $129 USD per student for the summer 2021 cohort. This fee covers all guest speakers and supports the teachers who facilitate each team.

Voices from the MG20 Community

“I definitely am looking forward to being part of more such events, utilizing my knowledge to bring about positive changes in my immediate environment not only in life at home but also in and outside of school.” - Adya S, India

“It was awesome to see people from around the world coming together to discuss the issues of tomorrow. I learned so much about people from other cultures and what their perspectives on policy were, and I felt as though I grew a lot from that.” - Matthew R, United States

“Seeing real life policy making, having new international friends, even though we’re only meeting virtually, we got along really well.” - Elizabeth H, Indonesia

“This program inspired me to become the Minister of Youth Affairs to provide a platform for young people to share their thoughts. It also helped me think critically. I really love it and would love to participate more in the future!” - Tamaki H, Japan


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