The executive director of Messengers of Peace-Liberia (MOP) Inc, Ms. Gwendolyn Myers has been elected to the Global Shapers Community Advisory Council on Governance and Accountability at the World Economic Forum. She represents Liberia and more than 5,000 Shapers around the world. Last Friday, September 8, the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum announced the election results of the Global Shapers Community Advisory Council members that would serve for two years, up to the June 30, 2019.
The Global Shapers Advisory Council consists of five thematic councils that reinforce the distributed leadership capabilities, ensuring that members of the Community participate in relevant strategic and operational activities beyond borders. The thematic groups are the councils on Hub Engagement, Impact, Governance and Accountability, Events and Funding, and Alumni.
According to the Global Shapers Community online portal, over 3200 members of the Global Shapers community participated in the 2017 Advisory Council elections.
The unquestionable and unwavering support from Global Shapers, friends and colleagues remain the tower of strength for the outcome of this election.
Barely six months ago, on March 23, 2017, Myers was nominated as an Expert in Human Rights to the World Economic Forum Expert Network. Her election to the Advisory Council reinforces the notion that a future awaits those who seek peace.
As part of MOP’s outreach, Gwen Myers has run a weekly “Messengers of Peace” column every Thursday in the Daily Observer newspaper since 2013. The articles are targeted mainly youth, educating them about the benefits of pursuing peace and the role of peace in the lives of responsible citizenry.
Myers, whose birthday is today, is expected to work with fourteen other Advisory Council Members across the globe in the months ahead, under the Governance and Accountability council to establish Community Peace Initiatives and ensure the Community stays positive by addressing conflicts proactively.