[TESTING]
None

Challenge:Future proudly introduces the Youth Advisory Board

by C:F Team on 10th January, 2010 at 12:33 AM CEST

We proudly announce the establishment of Challenge:Future's very first Youth Advisory Board!

Since Challenge:Future is dedicated to youth community, we would like that our members are also involved in the decision-making and governance of C:F. The first step we have taken towards this goal is the constitution of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB). YAB members will have a voice within Challenge:Future to suggest upcoming activities, discuss C:F strategies, as well as recommend any modifications to the existing platform or policies. They will also help shape the themes and structure of the 2010/11 competition.

In addition, YAB members are a part of the Judging Supervisory Board, which establishes critical matters such as the percentage of the existing team that can go to the second round and other judging rules. At the moment, YAB have already assisted in making an important decision regarding a modification to the rules of semi-finalist team selection.

Among many members who would make great YAB members we have invited twelve to join the YAB, four of them upon the recommendation and election of first eight YAB members. They were selected based on their great passion for sustainability, innovative suggestions for C:F competition as well as on contribution and interaction with other C:F members. We are aware that there are many other great candidates but we trust that this year the community and its diversity will be well represented by:

Adonis Voukelatos
29 years
Greece
ALBA Graduate Business School
Aik Heng Yap
24 years
Singapore
National University of Singapore
Ana Hederih
21 years
Slovenia
University of Maribor
Dan Croitoru
24 years
Romania
National School of Political and Administrative Studies
Jake Jones
21 years
United Kingdom
University of Glamorgan
Jana Toskovic
23 years
Montenegro
Faculty of Economics Podgorica
Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra
21 years
Dominican Republic
Earth University
Kayode Nubi
20 years
Turkey
Eastern Mediterranean University
Natalia Efimova
21 years
Russia
University of Southern Queensland
Irkutsk State University Baikal School of International Business
Saad Khan
22 years
Pakistan
Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
Sayanee Basu
26 years
Singapore
Singapore Management University
Siddharth Rajkonwar
21 years
India
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University


Note that three additional YAB members will be selected by the community as the winners of the on-going Quick Challenge+ "Name a Challenge".

And how will the members of YAB be selected in the future? Well, this will be one among the first tasks for the YAB with the help of the C:F community.

Even though our YAB is newly established, our members have already demonstrated great insight on our competition. They are from very different parts of the world with different background, but their analytical, fair-minded and passionate characteristics will surely help Challenge:Future grow and flourish.

Please log in or register to post a comment.

Alja Sulčič

Alja Sulčič

Congratulations to the first 12 YAB members!

I can't wait to see who the final three will be, so don't miss the opportunity to get a seat by participating in the special Quick Challenge+ :)

10th January, 2010 @ 8:42 AM CEST

Sayanee Basu

Sayanee Basu | Action team | CF Chapters

Thanks all!! I am indeed looking forward to working with so many friends world-wide to shape out future and youth thinking :)

10th January, 2010 @ 8:52 AM CEST

Damjan Obal

Damjan Obal

Big congratulation to all of you and keep it coming ;) Future awaits.

10th January, 2010 @ 8:56 AM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

Congratulations to all of you !!!

these are the best !!

Party !!!!! ;)

10th January, 2010 @ 9:37 AM CEST

Saad Khan

Saad Khan | Action team | CF Chapters

:)

10th January, 2010 @ 2:18 PM CEST

Ioan Dorohov

Ioan Dorohov

hmm how i can join it?

10th January, 2010 @ 2:34 PM CEST

Natalia Efimova

Natalia Efimova

to Ioan: participate in Quick Challenge+ "Name a Challenge".

10th January, 2010 @ 3:06 PM CEST

arash rafiq

arash rafiq

wish you all best of luck and hope you make CF interesting for all of us

10th January, 2010 @ 3:54 PM CEST

vlatko velkoski

vlatko velkoski

Bravo guys!

10th January, 2010 @ 5:31 PM CEST

Shweta Birla

Shweta Birla | Action team

Heyy, Congrats to all of you !!!!!!!!!!!!!
:)

10th January, 2010 @ 11:50 PM CEST

Aik Heng Yap

Aik Heng Yap | Action team

Maybe this isn't the best way to do this, but the spamming is really getting to me. So.. now that I can't technically win the next QC, does anyone wanna support my unofficial "petition" to scrap the prize for most sparks? If there's enough community support, we might be able to improve the situation a little..
Vote! or if you disagree, leaving a comment would be cool too!
http://challengefuture.org/qui ck/6

11th January, 2010 @ 3:45 AM CEST

Dan Croitoru

Dan Croitoru

Thank you for your comments and thoughts. I'm looking forward to work with everyone, YAB member or not, in order to make C:F one of the best competitions.

@Aik: It might be a solution to get rid of the prize for the most sparks. Or we could add incentives for people not to spam but add helpful comments. An idea would be to give sparks only for the comments that are marked as helpful.

I would like to hear your opinions.

Dan
C:F fan

11th January, 2010 @ 11:16 AM CEST

Veerappan Swaminathan

Veerappan Swaminathan | Action team

I think the prize should not be given for the top number of sparks but rather the most number of comments marked helpful. That makes sense from an incentive point of view for people to make helpful and meaningful comments.

11th January, 2010 @ 12:53 PM CEST

Niveditha Samudrala

Niveditha Samudrala

Absolutely second Mr.Croitoru's idea! Let this be your first action YAB! And yes, congratulations to all the members on their selection to the board.

11th January, 2010 @ 1:00 PM CEST

Niveditha Samudrala

Niveditha Samudrala

@Mr.Yap: The link doesnt work. Please check it.

11th January, 2010 @ 1:02 PM CEST

Alja Sulčič

Alja Sulčič

Thanks for bringing the problem of "spark spamming" up, Aik! I just wanted to let you know that we're aware of the problem, and we're already considering various potential solutions, like Dan's or Veerappan's idea.

But we don't want to make such a big decision without consulting you, dear C:F fans, so this is certainly something that we'll discuss together with our YAB in the near future.

11th January, 2010 @ 2:02 PM CEST

Aik Heng Yap

Aik Heng Yap | Action team

@Niveditha ah.. it's cause of the space in the word "quick" http://challengefuture.org/qui ck/6

@ Dan and Veera agreed on the possible improvements, but what I was trying to emphasize is the need for change NOW. My gut feeling is that the longer this drags, the less likely we are to see change in this year's competition.

11th January, 2010 @ 2:04 PM CEST

Aik Heng Yap

Aik Heng Yap | Action team

It will take some time to reach a consensus on improving the system (from my point of view, there is a lot more nitty gritty to work out), so before that I think we should start with a resolution to change things.
AS Ms Sulcic just pointed out, there are published rules dictating this, and they can't change it arbitrarily. I am therefore proposing that we need to legitimize proposed changes via a show of community support.. for anyone that agrees that is..

11th January, 2010 @ 2:06 PM CEST

Alja Sulčič

Alja Sulčič

Thanks for the feedback, Aik. We'll probably discuss the issue during an internal meeting this week, and we'll let the YAB members know about our thoughts and ideas soon afterwards. Later on, I also think we can open the debate to the whole community as well.

We'll see how the discussion goes and how fast we can reach a consensus. For now, I can promise you that we're working on the problem and that we'll discuss it with our YAB.

11th January, 2010 @ 2:14 PM CEST

Ioan Dorohov

Ioan Dorohov

hmm about sparks... you know
1) more of all coments which were marked as helpful - link spam
2) and you know... comments are making not only in solution but in QC and HT too soo your critism is not so сonstructive =) i have about 200 coments in QC or HT =)

11th January, 2010 @ 3:55 PM CEST

Ioan Dorohov

Ioan Dorohov

who consider that i'm deceiver/infringer? I will prove that i'm not

11th January, 2010 @ 4:00 PM CEST

Ioan Dorohov

Ioan Dorohov

a lot of people don't know mechanics of competition as well as i. so now i'm worried about result of my work >_<

11th January, 2010 @ 4:05 PM CEST

Ana Hederih

Ana Hederih | CF Chapters

ioan, I think everyone knows HOW to get most sparks (writing useless comments one word per post), just not everyone thinks it's worth it.

however, i don't think it is fair to change rules in the middle of competition. Yes, it's annoying. Yes, it's not constructive. But creators should have thought about that before and the best thing we can do is take that in consideration for the next year.

11th January, 2010 @ 4:15 PM CEST

Alja Sulčič

Alja Sulčič

Yes, Ana, that is a very valid point! We'll of course also have to decide on when to implement certain changes. Perhaps we can reach consensus on some minor changes that can take place immediately, and wait for bigger ones until the main competition is over.

11th January, 2010 @ 5:23 PM CEST

Ljiljana Budimlija

Ljiljana Budimlija

I think that these changes are good because now we can discus and implement certain changes.
Congratulations to all the members on their selection to the board!

11th January, 2010 @ 8:29 PM CEST

Huei Ming Tan

Huei Ming Tan | Action team

I totally agree with Dan and Veera! There's already more than enough people sending generic messages to every single group in C:F under the guise of being 'helpful'. A simple change to reward the people who actually communicate in the spirit of betterment is certainly a change that will be universally accepted in C:F

Admittedly, this differs from the literal interpretation of the rules somewhat, but I don't see how another rule interpretation will be that difficult given current circumstances

12th January, 2010 @ 6:13 AM CEST

Alja Sulčič

Alja Sulčič

Thanks again for all the feedback, it's really valuable to hear your thoughts, so please keep on commenting!

You can also send us any suggestions and concerns you have regarding C:F at all times through our feedback form: http://challengefuture.org/us/ feedback

13th January, 2010 @ 4:26 PM CEST

twitter
AddThis
Bookmark and Share
global youth think tank & student competition