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2013 JCI World Congress Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil November 4-9, 2013

Published by JCI (Junior Chamber International) 15645 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63017, USA Tel. +1 636-449-3100 • Fax +1 636-449-3107 www.jci.cc


Annually, the JCI World Congress unites JCI members, partners and friends from all over the world to participate in inspirational sessions, impactful workshops, official General Assembly meetings, JCI Programs, forums, trainings and fun-filled events to share best practices, exchange ideas and determine the future of our dynamic organization. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil delegates participated in events including the JCI Morning Shows, Spotlight JCI, the JCI Active Citizen FrameWorkshop, the first ever JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) Workshop: Collaborating for Impact, a wide variety of workshops and forums with inspiring guest speakers, the new JCI Awards Ceremony featuring the 2013 JCI TOYP Honorees and made significant decisions about the future of JCI at the General Assemblies. The delegates at this year’s JCI World Congress had the exciting responsibility to make some strong decisions about the future of JCI. One of these major decisions was the approval of the 2014-2018 JCI Strategic Plan. After its approval, delegates, partners and friends also participated in the JCI Strategic Planning Forum to discuss goals and actions steps for each of the five strategies, Impact, Motivate, Invest, Collaborate and Connect and learn more about how to implement these strategies on the local level. The event culminated in the adoption of the 2014 JCI Plan of Action, the election of the 2014 JCI Board of Directors under the leadership of 2014 JCI President- elect Shine Bhaskaran and the official handover of the role of JCI Secretary General from current Secretary General Edson A. Kodama of JCI Brazil to incoming Secretary General Dennis Cunanan of JCI Philippines. Attendance More than 3,000 delegates from 104 countries attended the 2013 JCI World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Featured Guest Speakers Folorunsho Alakija Executive Vice Chairman, Famfa Oil and Founder, Rose of Sharon Foundation Wayne Clarke JCI Ambassador and Founding Partner, Global Growth Institute Carolyn Commons Partnerships Associate, UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign Fred Dubee JCI Ambassador and UN Global Compact Senior Advisor Laura Hildebrandt Public Engagement Specialist, UN Development Programme Margo Jacobs


Senior Campaign Officer, UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign Dr. Mazalan Kamis Chief Executive Officer, Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia Michael Leopolt Entrepreneur and Etiquette Expert Dr. Affonso Ghizzo Neto State Prosecutor for the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil Anthony Parkes Executive Director, International Chamber of Commerce-World Chambers Federation Liz Raczi Head of Cultural Transformation, BNP Paribas Securities Services UK 2014 JCI Officers The General Assembly elected the 2014 Board of Directors. President: Shine Bhaskaran, JCI India Immediate Past President: Chiara Milani, JCI Italy Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents and their assigned National Organizations Africa and the Middle East Executive Vice President: Victor Marawu, JCI Zimbabwe Vice President: David Eka Jr. (Nigeria) (Assigned to JCI Botswana, JCI Comoros, JCI Lesotho, JCI Gambia (potential), JCI Zambia, JCI South Africa, JCI Zimbabwe) Vice President: Tshepo Thlaku (South Africa) (Assigned to JCI Algeria (potential), JCI Benin, JCI Jordan, JCI Lebanon, JCI Syria, JCI Rwanda, JCI Ghana, JCI Nigeria) Vice President: Djibrilla Maiga Ali Zourkaleini (Niger) (Assigned to JCI Morocco, JCI Chad (provisional), JCI Democratic Republic of Congo (provisional), JCI Côte d’Ivoire, JCI Gabon, JCI Congo, JCI Togo, JCI Mali) Vice President: Basile Djossouvi (Benin) (Assigned to JCI Cameroon, JCI Madagascar, JCI Mauritius, JCI Tunisia, JCI Burkina Faso, JCI Senegal, JCI Guinea, JCI Niger) Asia and the Pacific Executive Vice President: Ken Wong, JCI Hong Kong Vice President: Takahiro Inaba (Japan) (Assigned to JCI India, JCI Pakistan, JCI Bangladesh, JCI Maldives, JCI Nepal, JCI Sri Lanka) Vice President: Alexander Tio, JCI Indonesia


(Assigned to JCI Australia, JCI New Zealand, JCI Philippines, JCI Thailand, JCI Cambodia, JCI Vietnam) Vice President: Altabagana Shiituu (Mongolia) (Assigned to JCI Japan, JCI Korea, JCI Hong Kong, JCI Macao, JCI Pacific) Vice President: Sang-Woo Bae, JCI Korea (Assigned to JCI Taiwan, JCI Malaysia, JCI Singapore, JCI Indonesia, JCI Mongolia) The Americas Executive Vice President: Dawn Hetzel, JCI USA Vice President: Jennifer Gracey, JCI USA (Assigned to JCI Canada, JCI Haiti, JCI Panama, JCI Puerto Rico, JCI Jamaica, JCI West Indies, JCI Dominican Republic) Vice President: Andrés Gutiérrez (Colombia) (Assigned to JCI Argentina, JCI Bolivia, JCI Uruguay, JCI USA, JCI Mexico) Vice President: Maike Mulser (Germany) (Assigned to JCI Ecuador, JCI Paraguay, JCI Chile (potential), JCI Suriname, JCI Venezuela, JCI Brazil) Vice President: Argenis Angulo, JCI Venezuela (Assigned to JCI Colombia, JCI Dutch Caribbean, JCI Peru, JCI Honduras, JCI Nicaragua) Europe Executive Vice President: Ismail Haznedar, JCI Turkey Vice President: Agnese Kūliņa-Stomere (Latvia) (Assigned to JCI Cyprus, JCI Romania, JCI Greece, JCI Hungary, JCI Portugal, JCI Turkey, JCI Azerbaijan (potential), JCI Russia, JCI Ukraine, JCI Kazakhstan (potential)) Vice President: Jon Per Persent, JCI Norway (Assigned to JCI Belgium, JCI France, JCI Italy, JCI Luxembourg, JCI Malta, JCI Catalonia, JCI the Netherlands) Vice President: Jef Hendrickx (Belgium) (Assigned to JCI Austria, JCI Germany, JCI Ireland, JCI Scotland, JCI Switzerland, JCI United Kingdom, JCI Monaco) Vice President: Steven Wilson, JCI Scotland (Assigned to JCI Denmark, JCI Estonia, JCI Finland, JCI Iceland, JCI Latvia, JCI Lithuania, JCI Norway, JCI Sweden) Vice President: Ionut Tata, JCI Romania (assigned to JCI Bulgaria (potential), JCI Czech Republic (provisional), JCI Moldova (provisional), JCI Poland, JCI Georgia, JCI Serbia, JCI Slovakia, JCI Croatia (potential)) 2014 JCI Appointments The following were appointed to various positions subject to the approval of the respective National Organizations; General Legal Counsel Katherine Cheng-Arif, JCI USA Treasurer


Kazutaka Amaki, JCI Japan Chief Executive Assistant to the President Paschal Dike, JCI Nigeria Executive Assistants to the President Martine Biliwa, JCI Togo, Africa and the Middle East Dora Chow, JCI Hong Kong, Asia and the Pacific Yadiera Ruiz, JCI Colombia, the Americas Lisan Beentjes, JCI the Netherlands, Europe Personal Assistant to the President Linish Padmanabhan, JCI India JCI Growth and Development Commission Lizby Casas Forero, JCI Colombia, Chairperson Takor Takor, JCI Cameroon, Commissioner, Africa and the Middle East Shogo Ikeda, JCI Japan, Commissioner, Asia and the Pacific Candice Henriquez, JCI Dutch Caribbean, Commissioner, the Americas Gulboy Guryel, JCI Turkey, Commissioner, Europe JCI Training Commission Kenneth Kabingue, JCI Philippines, Chairperson Abraham Nana Kow Aquaye, JCI Ghana, Committee Member, Africa and the Middle East Rawan Malhas, JCI Jordan, Committee Member, Africa and the Middle East Yogesh Chandak, JCI India, Committee Member, Asia and the Pacific Yuki Yonekura, JCI Japan, Committee Member, Asia and the Pacific Heather Vertdill, JCI USA, Committee Member, the Americas Lillian Rol贸n, JCI Paraguay, Committee Member, the Americas Esther Ter Beek, JCI the Netherlands, Committee Member, Europe Emma Eastwood, JCI United Kingdom, Committee Member, Europe UN Affairs Commission Ryusei Hashimoto, JCI Japan, Chairperson Shadi Izmiqna, JCI Jordan, Committee Member, Africa and the Middle East Asmaa Benslimane, JCI Morocco, Committee Member, Africa and the Middle East Youssouf Diawara, JCI Mali, Committee Member, Africa and the Middle East Laura Chiu, JCI Hong Kong, Committee Member, Asia and the Pacific Sang-Kuen Lee, JCI Korea, Committee Member, Asia and the Pacific Sara Kamal, JCI Bangladesh, Committee Member, Asia and the Pacific Jonathan Fong, JCI USA, Committee Member, the Americas Jay Raimondo, JCI USA, Committee Member, the Americas Evelyn Montalvo, JCI Honduras, Committee Member, the Americas Ronnie Llontop, JCI Peru, Committee Member, the Americas Chris Murphy, JCI Australia, UN MDG Commissioner, Europe Anna Gril, JCI France, JCI Nothing But Nets Commissioner, Europe


Special Assistants for Sponsorship/Finance Angel Kgokolo, JCI South Africa, Africa and the Middle East Francis David Mwale, JCI Zimbabwe, Africa and the Middle East Olabisi Aniso, JCI Nigeria, Africa and the Middle East Kurt Degnon, JCI Benin, Africa and the Middle East Sharbel Maroun, JCI Lebanon, Africa and the Middle East Kabo Garechaba, JCI Botswana, Africa and the Middle East Taisei Kawamoto, JCI Japan, Asia and the Pacific Minoru Shibasaki, JCI Japan, Asia and the Pacific Tatsumi Mori, JCI Japan, Asia and the Pacific Masanaga Sato, JCI Japan, Asia and the Pacific Ahmed Ashfaqur Rahman, JCI Bangladesh, Asia and the Pacific Ramakrishna Nanila, JCI India, Asia and the Pacific Damdinsuren Khurelbaatar, JCI Mongolia, Asia and the Pacific Shotaro Watanabe, JCI Macao, Asia and the Pacific Chang-Hyun Lee, JCI Korea, Asia and the Pacific Sang-Soo Go, JCI Korea, Asia and the Pacific Victor Machín, JCI Uruguay, the Americas Kristen Johnson, JCI USA, the Americas Tina Nasakali, JCI Finland, Europe Alfred Pitarch Garcia, JCI Catalonia, Europe 100th Anniversary of the JCI Movement Celebration Committee Rania Haddad, JCI Lebanon, Chairperson Spicer Munjeri, JCI Zimbabwe, Committee Member, Africa and the Middle East Fabrice Shema Ngoga, JCI Rwanda, Committee Member, Africa and the Middle East Shigenari Yamamoto, JCI Japan, Committee Member, Asia and the Pacific Hun-Chul Yoon, JCI Korea, Committee Member, Asia and the Pacific Angelo Andrade Castro, JCI Ecuador, Committee Member, the Americas Ana Paula Luna, JCI Argentina, Committee Member, the Americas Pelin Kadilar, JCI Turkey, Committee Member, Europe Louise Swanson, JCI Scotland, Committee Member, Europe Special Recognition Program Committee Subramanian Gunabaian, JCI India, Chairperson Ninon Ahoudjinou, JCI Benin, Committee Member, Africa and the Middle East Pauline Lau, JCI Hong Kong, Committee Member, Asia and the Pacific Fernando Martins, JCI Brazil, Committee Member, the Americas Sevinç Atay, JCI Turkey, Committee Member, Europe JCI Audit Committee Lisa Parrish, JCI USA, Chairperson Colvin Houston, JCI Scotland, Committee Member Toshiharu Shimizu, JCI Japan, Committee Member


Susana Lugo, JCI Paraguay, Committee Member JCI Foundation Takahiro Goto, JCI Japan, Chairperson Charles Gandia, JCI France, Director Kesavalal Vallabhds, JCI India, Director Kentaro Harada, JCI Japan, Director Jun Takahashi, JCI Brazil, Treasurer Joichi Sho, JCI Japan, Investment Advisor Shine Bhaskaran JCI India, JCI President Chiara Milani, JCI Italy, JCI Immediate Past President Dennis Cunanan, JCI World Headquarters, JCI Secretary General Kazutaka Amaki, JCI Japan, JCI Treasurer JCI Secretary General: Dennis Cunanan, JCI Philippines The new JCI Secretary General (Chief Administrative Officer), whose term of office of three years, will take office at the JCI World Headquarters January 1, 2014. 2014-2018 JCI Strategic Plan The General Assembly at the 2013 JCI World Congress approved the adoption of the 2014-2018 JCI Strategic Plan. In 2014, JCI will begin moving toward a new direction with the ultimate goal of being the organization that unites all sectors of society to achieve sustainable impact. By fulfilling the JCI Mission and successfully working toward the JCI Vision, the result will not only be membership growth, but also strong, sustainable impact locally and globally. In the past JCI members have been reactive to challenges in their communities, but now is the time to be proactive. To fulfill this new dream and achieve our goals at all levels of the organization, every JCI member will focus their time, energy and grassroots actions toward the five strategies outlined by the 2014-2018 JCI Strategic Plan: IMPACT: JCI will enable communities to achieve sustainable impact. MOTIVATE: JCI will create an environment in which people are motivated toward positive change. INVEST: JCI will create a financial plan that invests in long-term goals. COLLABORATE: JCI will bring together like-minded partners in order to expand mutual impact. CONNECT: JCI will connect people, their communities and the global society. Shifting our attention to IMPACT and taking action aligned with these five strategies will allow JCI members to create better communities and a better world. Download the 2014-2018 JCI Strategic Plan. Affiliations


The General Assembly reviewed the status of several National Organizations, approving and disqualifying based on the merits of each case as recommended by the Admissions committee. Potential Affiliation Renewals The following National Organizations had their statuses renewed. • Algeria • Chile • Gambia • Georgia Provisional Affiliation Renewals • Chad • Democratic Republic of Congo • Nicaragua • Vietnam Potential Affiliations The following organizations were admitted into the JCI Family. • Croatia • Djibouti • Egypt • Kazakhstan • Malawi • Saudi Arabia Provisional Affiliations The following organizations changed their status from potential to provisional. • Azerbaijan • Bulgaria • Zambia Full Affiliations The following organizations changed status from provisional to full. • Czech Republic • Moldova Disaffiliation The following National Organizations were disaffiliated. • Pacific 2015 JCI World Congress JCI Kanazawa, Japan was selected to host the 2015 JCI World Congress. JCI Constitutional Amendments The JCI Board of Directors proposed the following policy changes to the JCI Constitution, which were approved by the JCI General Assembly:


BYLAW 18-2. MAJOR EMPHASIS THEME DELETED SECTION 1. DESCRIPTION: There may be only one (1) Major Emphasis Theme. SECTION 2. ADOPTION: Proposals for the Major Emphasis Theme shall be submitted by members of the Board of Directors or National Organizations, for consideration by the Executive Committee during its midyear meeting. Such proposals must be submitted to the Secretary General thirty (30) days prior to the meeting. Recommendations of the Executive Committee shall be submitted to General Assembly at Congress for adoption one (1) year prior to implementation. Major Emphasis Theme shall be adopted for a five-year period by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of General Assembly. SECTION 3. TERMINATION: A Major Emphasis Theme may be terminated by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of General Assembly, upon recommendation by the Board of Directors. SECTION 4. PROMOTION BY JCI: The Secretary General shall be responsible for all aspects of the promotion of the Major Emphasis Theme, but may be advised by Executive Assistants, appointed by the President because of their technical or other specialized knowledge of the particular theme. SECTION 5. PROMOTION BY NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: National Organizations are encouraged to appoint an Officer to promote the Major Emphasis Theme among the Local Organizations Reason: This is obsolete as there has been no major emphasis theme since the 1990's. BYLAW 18-5. REPORTS Annual reports for the four (4) Areas of Opportunity prepared by the Secretary General, shall be submitted to each Congress. Reason: This Bylaw is reworded because Bylaw 18-1 is deleted. BYLAWS 18-1 to 18-5 RENUMBERED BYLAW 18-1. AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY BYLAW 18-2. JCI-ENDORSED PROGRAMS BYLAW 18-3. AWARDS BYLAW 18-4. REPORTS Reason: To reflect the elimination of Bylaws 18-1. JCI Policy Manual Amendments The JCI Board of Directors proposed the following policy changes to the JCI Policy Manual, which were approved by the JCI General Assembly: Policy 2-1. MANAGING FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MISSION


The guiding management principle of the organization shall be to manage for the achievement of the Mission, as stated in Article 2-3 Article 2-1, which shall be the guiding principle in all decisions affecting the activities and services of the organization. To this end, JCI shall: a. Develop and advance the purpose of JCI. b. Coordinate the activities of its members to achieve this purpose. c. Promote the extension of membership to all young people. d. Promote the concept of universal interdependence. Reason: To reflect the correct Article being referenced Policy 8-3. RESTRICTION ON PROMOTIONAL AIDS FOR CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE SECTION 4. PROMOTIONS ONLINE: Nominees may begin online promotions only after the list of nominees has been sent to National Organizations by the Secretary General as per the provision of Bylaw 8-12 (Nominations) of the JCI Constitution. SECTION 5. CONTRAVENTION: Any action considered by the Nominations Committee to be a contravention of any of the above clauses, Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 shall invalidate the candidate's nomination for the office in question. Reason: Being revised to reflect technological advances. Policy 21-1. DUES SECTION 1. NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS National Organizations shall pay annual dues to the organization in the amount of ten dollars and fifty cents (US $10.50) per individual member registered with the Secretary General pursuant to Bylaw 21-2. SECTION 2. FULLY AFFILIATED NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Fully affiliated National Organizations are required to pay annual dues of one thousand five hundred dollars (US $1500), or the amount stated in Section 1 of this Policy, whichever is greater. SECTION 3. GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW The dues set forth in Sections 1 and 2 of this Policy shall be reviewed by the General Assembly as stated in Bylaw 21-1. Reason: To create a policy that reflects the amount of annual dues 2013 JCI TOYP Honorees § Tülin Akın, Turkey Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment § Linh Do, Australia Moral and/or environmental leadership


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Fumiya Ito, Japan Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment Hasibe Kızıltaş, Turkey Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership Soon Loo, Canada Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment John Loughton, United Kingdom Political, Legal, and/or Governmental Affairs Nicolas Noguier, France Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights Dr. Ola Orekunrin, Nigeria Medical Innovation Kian Hoe Seah, Malaysia Moral and/or environmental leadership Vedant Seeam, Mauritius Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights

JCI TOYP Judges § Theresa Carrington, Founder and Executive Director, Blessing Basket Project § Ravi Karkara, Global Expert Advisor on Children and Youth, UN HABITAT and the UN Millennium Campaign § Chiara Milani, 2013 JCI President § Dr. Affonso Ghizzo Neto, State Prosecutor, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil Spotlight JCI Area Team Champions Team Americas (Bolivar Batista, JCI Dominican Republic and Angelica Lam, JCI Panama) JCI World Public Speaking Champion Erin Guillemette, JCI Canada JCI World Debating Champions, sponsored by 1963 JCI President Eric H. Stevenson JCI Paraguay, Spanish JCI France, French JCI Norway, English JCI Awards The Joaquin V Gonzales Memorial Award JCI extends its condolences to our fallen heroes, JCI members who passed away during this year. In honored remembrance: Joel Jesus Mendoza (JCI Bolivia) Michele Stawny (JCI Brazil) Palenfo Malcounamwin (JCI Burkina Faso) Yu Sato (JCI Japan)


Yoji Kawanabe (JCI Japan) Hiroyuki Motohashi (JCI Japan) Toshihiro Tsuchida (JCI Japan) Agaptus Obiora Nnadiekwe (JCI Nigeria) Oyebanjo Oladeji Okunga (JCI Nigeria) Wojtek Soltys (JCI Poland) Tanja Pinas (JCI Suriname) Clifton Kandea (JCI Suriname) Rixel Antonio Gomez (JCI Venezuela) Lloyd Ngwenya (JCI Zimbabwe) Best Local Economic Development Program JCI Bamako Espoir, Mali—Pain d’Or JCI Manila, Philippines—The Next Young Entrepreneur: Boot Camp Series Best Local Corporate Social Responsibility Program JCI Nagoya, Japan—Build Our Town Project Best Local OMOIYARI Project JCI Osaka, Japan—A Piece of Peace Best National Growth and Development Program JCI Finland—Leadership Path Best Local Growth & Development Program JCI Apex, Hong Kong—D.R.E.A.M. Membership Best Local Community Empowerment Program JCI Toyota, Japan—Power of Sports Best Long-term Local Community Program JCI Kumagaya, JCI Japan—Hot and Cool Best Local Personal Skill Development Program JCI Manila, JCI Philippines—I Am A.B.L.E. Best Inter-organization Collaboration Project JCI Manila, Philippines—After Sendong: Unity in Restoration Best UN Millennium Development Goal Project JCI Entrepreneur Metropolitan, Malaysia—Hearts for Hope Best National Flagship Program JCI Paraguay—Abramos los Ojos Most Outstanding National President Kosuke Obata, JCI Japan


Most Outstanding New Local Organization JCI Elite, Malaysia Most Outstanding JCI Local Organization JCI City, Hong Kong Most Outstanding Local President Rodney P. Dizon, JCI Manila, Philippines Most Outstanding New Member Patrick Marcel “Pat” T. Te Seng of JCI Philippines Most Outstanding Member Achille Sonehekopen, JCI Cotonou Saphir, Benin Presidential Awards Most Outstanding Appointee – Pascal Dike (JCI Nigeria) Most Outstanding Assistant to the President – Ismail Haznedar (JCI Turkey) Most Outstanding Vice President, Africa and the Middle East – Abraham Nana Kow Acquaye (JCI Ghana) Most Outstanding Vice President, Asia and the Pacific – Kazutaka Amaki (JCI Japan) Most Outstanding Vice President, the Americas – Lillian Rolón Flecha (JCI Paraguay) Most Outstanding Vice President, Europe – Anna Gril (JCI France) Most Outstanding Executive Committee Member – Ivette Cáceres Madera (JCI Dominican Republic) Most Outstanding National Organization – JCI Japan Presidential Award of Excellence – Kentaro Harada (JCI Japan)


2014 JCI Plan of Action The General Assembly adopted the 2014 JCI Plan of Action, which is aligned to the 2014-2018 JCI Strategic Plan and launches JCI on its path to the become the organization that unites all sectors of society to create sustainable impact. In 2014, JCI will unite to impact for a better world.

Introduction JCI will be the organization that unites all sectors of society to create sustainable impact. This impact is created by innovative projects, creative programs and sustainable solutions. This has remained consistent throughout JCI’s strong history. Now, the organization recognizes that challenges of today require young active citizens to engage their communities. The 2014 Plan of Action will guide JCI members for the upcoming year on our path to create a better world. Traditional solutions to global issues are no longer sufficient. 2014 marks the beginning of a shift in focus. A shift from numbers to impact. A shift from words to actions. Actions that Impact Motivate Invest Collaborate and Connect Actions that will enable JCI to unite all sectors of society to create sustainable impact in 2014 and beyond.


JCI will enable communities to achieve sustainable impact. Creating sustainable impact is important because it leads to a world where human security is a reality for all global citizens. Action Steps: • Develop tools and resources that would support Local Organizations in sharing and creating sustainable impact by running JCI Active Citizen Framework projects that address Health and Wellness, Education and Economic Empowerment and Sustainability. • Expand the reach and participation of JCI Impact Month to empower and inspire young active citizens to create positive change. • Support Operation Hope project Hope for Haiti Community Center and future initiatives by managing and distributing funds. • Increase support of JCI Nothing But Nets and the fight against malaria by targeting specific National Organizations with opportunities, resources and knowledge to increase impact. Expected Outcome: By the end of 2014, JCI members will have increased their impact by conducting more JCI Active Citizen Framework projects in their communities while supporting global initiatives.


JCI will create an environment in which people are motivated toward positive change. Motivation is important because tackling the challenges of today requires empowered, passionate global citizens ready to take action. Action Steps: • Start the process to develop a new approach for JCI Events to be aligned with the JCI Strategic Plan. • Create skill development courses and conduct JCI Official Courses to provide JCI members with the essential skills to create sustainable impact. • Develop the capabilities for online training opportunities to ensure all JCI members and non-members are provided with development opportunities. • Update the JCI Membership Welcome Kit to motivate new members to create sustainable impact • Utilize JCI Awards Programs and Ceremonies in order to highlight stories impact. • Create a program that recognizes sustainable impact on the local level. • Facilitate feedback communication about the progress of the JCI Plan of Action and Strategic Plan. • Re-evaluate the process to become a JCI Senator. Expected Outcome: By the end of 2014, JCI members will have actively participated in an environment that enables them to share knowledge and tools, motivating them to create positive change.


JCI will create a financial plan that invests in long-term goals. Investment is important because active citizens are responsible for sustaining progress to advance our mutual goals. Action Steps: • Develop a measurable financial growth plan utilizing and collaborating with experts in the financial field. • Launch and market the online JCI store to ensure that JCI merchandise is easily available to all JCI members and the public. • Review the policy of JCI Development Grants. • Develop and implement a promotional plan for the JCI Foundation. Expected Outcome: By the end of 2014, JCI will have taken responsibility for the organization by developing financially stable plans.


JCI will bring together like-minded partners in order to expand mutual impact. Collaboration is important because it unites like-minded active citizens to expand our ability to create sustainable solutions. Action Steps: • Position JCI as the organization that will unite all sectors of society to create sustainable impact • Develop a project gallery that stimulates a dialogue about JCI impact stories. • Encourage JCI Local Organizations across the world to honor the day that JCI was founded, JCI Active Citizens Day, by running projects • Kick off the 100th year celebration that showcases the organization’s accomplishments to all sectors of society • Seek corporate partners for JCI Programs to maximize program impact Expected Outcome: By the end of 2014, JCI members will have engaged stakeholders from all sectors of society in dialogue and action in order to create mutual impact.


JCI will connect people, their communities and the global society. Connection is important because sharing ideas and actions will result in a global movement that creates positive change. Action Steps: • Create a global JCI Active Citizen Framework Campaign to share the concept and accompanying tools around the world and encourage the use of the Framework. • Support the establishment of National Secretariats to foster greater connection and communication. • Use more effective communication tools to increase the exchange of information within the organization • Produce and distribute videos that highlight the sustainable solutions developed and implemented by JCI in order to create sustainable impact. • Design and produce an adaptable and downloadable press kit to assist Local and National Organizations when communicating with media about the organization and our impact. • Redefine the JCI Senate’s purpose and role. Expected Outcome: By the end of 2014, JCI members will have built a stronger network that supports idea and information sharing within the organization.


Conclusion It's the end of 2014. The shift from numbers to impact, From words to actions has begun. There is no turning back. JCI members are now aware of their capability, responsibility, and passion to Impact Motivate Invest Collaborate and Connect With each other. With their communities. With the global society. Through conducting more JCI Active Citizen Framework projects, Connecting like-minded individuals to accomplish mutual goals, and strengthening the global JCI movement, JCI members around the world have realized that the ability to ensure human security begins in local communities. These achievements have brought us one step closer to becoming the organization that unites all sectors of society to create sustainable impact. Download the 2014 JCI Plan of Action. Download the 2014 JCI Plan of Action PowerPoint presentation.

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