Engine Room for the Future

Action Group Leader Nominations

Are you curious, creative and ready to help shape the future? Or Do you know someone who is?

We want your nominations for Action Group leaders in this year’s Engine Room.

We’re looking for 5 Action Group Leaders,  under the age of 30, to undertake a compensated one-year position leading this year’s Action Groups. Together these Action Groups will explore future trajectories, lead cutting-edge campaigns, and forge intergenerational alliances to help achieve the goals set out in the 2100 Roadmap.


In March 2024, the Engine Room will relaunch with 5 Action Groups. We are looking for 5 Action Group leaders under the age of 30 to undertake a compensated one-year leadership position, working closely with the UN Foundation Next Generation Fellows.

The selected candidates will lead Action Groups, each aligned with one of the Sustainable Development Goals’ 5Ps: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships, click here to find out more. 

Within their thematic areas, each group will explore future trajectories, lead cutting-edge campaigns, and forge intergenerational alliances to help achieve the goals set out in the 2100 Roadmap

In the run-up to the Summit of the Future this September, they will be tasked with co-designing a learning plan to guide the Visionary Futures Taskforce, a group of leaders who will champion the 2100 Roadmap, ensuring that vulnerable and marginalized voices are represented in the design of the next global framework.

Who are we looking for?

A young leader under the age of 30 who will contribute to building an intergenerational network, helping to organize and host virtual events, creating resources, and feeding into the learning plan.

An experienced changemaker

with practical experience in advancing youth-led action and demonstrated expertise in the Action Group theme they apply for.

      A reliable team member

       Committed to preparing for, attending and engaging in monthly Action Group Meetings as well as other Engine Room events throughout the year.

      Excited at the opportunity

         to contribute to the Action Group’s deliverables and bring the Road to 2100 to life.


          Giving their best because they believe in the initiative, and are committed to making a positive impact through their work.


          Ready to soak up all the opportunities that the Engine Room has to offer and committed to a learner’s mindset.

          Role Outline

            By choosing to become an Action Group Leader and accepting the provided honorarium, a young person is committing to:

            • Fulfil their role from mid-March – December 2024
            • Actively and thoughtfully participate in monthly Action Group meetings. Action Group meetings will be essential for collaborative work within and between each Action Group. Action Group Leaders should consistently attend, be prepared to contribute and arrive promptly for these sessions to ensure that they are respectful of the time of other young leaders.
            • Contribute to: Supporting an intergenerational network for the Action Group; participate in spotlight dialogues with leading changemakers; contribute to the Engine Room virtual resource hub; and help develop a learning agenda for the 2100 Roadmap.
            • Encourage other young people across your personal networks and social media to engage in the Engine Room Pitstops and Spotlight sessions.
            • The minimum time commitment for this role is 4 hours a month from March – December 2024, however, to be an active member of the Group and substantively contribute to the advancement of the 2100 Roadmap nominees should expect to invest an average of 8 hours a month.

            Action Groups

            Each Action Group will have a thematic focus area, enabling that group to bring focus and clarity to their international collaboration throughout the year.


            Focuses on people-centered strategies for 2100, addressing demographic shifts’ impact on healthcare, education, and employment. It emphasizes youth well-being within aging populations and explores migration patterns.


            Concentrates on new models to empower young people to lead in climate adaptation and mitigation, promote green practices among young entrepreneurs, and advocate for sustainable policies for the benefit of all generations.


            Explores economic trends, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment focusing on the most marginalized. It addresses the impact of new technologies, microfinance, and youth-led innovation to foster economic growth and equality.


            Examine global conflict trends affecting young people and young countries, technology’s role in conflict prevention and mitigation and effective strategies to build trust and solidarity across generations and cultures.


            Analyzes global debt dynamics, evaluates international financial institutions, and explores innovative debt relief models and strategies for effective global cooperation in the future.