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Answering 'The Davos Question'

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  • The Davos Question hopes to add a public voice to the World Economic Forum
  • Record your YouTube video on how to make the world a better place
  • If highly ranked your video could be watched by world leaders at Davos
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(CNN) -- What will be the biggest question asked at Davos this year? The environment, economic development and energy security will all be hot topics discussed by the rich and powerful who will gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum from January 23 to 27.

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Have your say and make yourself heard at this year's World Economic Forum.

But this year the World Economic Forum has joined YouTube to give you the chance to add your voice to the debate, no board position on a multi-national corporation needed.

Called "The Davos Question," anyone can record a YouTube video expressing their thoughts on how to improve the world, which, if ranked highly enough by other YouTube users, will then be shown at some of the public sessions attended by world leaders gathered in Davos.

The question being posed is: "What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?"

If you have an answer that you would like to share with the world and want to be heard by those attending the events in Davos then record a video and post it on The Davos Question Web site.

There have already been over 188,000 views of the videos currently on the site, and CEO's of companies including Ben Verwaayen of BT, Carlos Ghosn of Renault Nissan and Kris Gopalakrishnan of Infosys have posted their own thoughts. In a further effort to encourage more public debate at Davos, a YouTube filming booth has been set up in the town itself.

You can watch the videos others have already posted at The Davos Question Web site, and, just as importantly, rank them. The highest ranked videos will be shown to a group of world leaders at Davos and broadcast live on its Web site.

If you can make your answer thought-provoking, to the point, and look good, the more chance you have of it being ranked highly, so try and make your view-point and video as original as you can. You can film it in any form, be it documentary, skit, or animation, anything goes. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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