Sarah Alkhedheiri, sherpa of Youth 20

Sarah Alkhedheiri is the sherpa of Youth 20 (Y20), one of the eight independent engagement groups of the G20. Y20 aims to deliver the voice of the young to the G20 while representing the younger generation in G20 countries and beyond.

Alkhedheiri is a graduate student of social and public policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She worked as a senior initiatives manager at Misk Foundation’s Misk Global Forum, focused on global citizenship. 

Before joining Misk, Alkhedheiri worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, focusing on the public and social sectors.

Alkhedheiri has a BA in political science and international affairs from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a member of the Global Shapers Community and was curator of the Riyadh Hub from 2017 to 2018.

Recently, the three-day virtual summit of the Y20 engagement group ended with a call to the world’s biggest economies to sustain efforts to empower the youth.

Alkhedheiri said that “nobody becomes a global citizen — we are already global citizens.” 

She urged young people to “take action, and start where you are with what you have” in order to become a “community of active global citizens.”

Y20 delegates have “shown us the perfect example of active global citizens from around the world,” Alkhedheiri said.

During each day of the Y20 Summit, participants explored a key theme that has been a focus of delegates during the year.