Achievement At Glance
-One summit on the Future of Work organized and delivered in June 2021
-1326 participants registered and attended the three-day summit
-49 hours of total summit engagements by 150 contributors in Green Economy, Care Economy, Creative Economy, through workshops, keynotes, interactive panel discussions and networking provided to young participants
-20 external partners were key to the design and delivery of the summit
-27 viable youth-led solutions from 18 countries selected and funded by World YMCA to tackle youth unemployment
-$175,000 seed grants provided by World YMCA to the Youth-led solutions community projects
Key Highlight On Guiding Principle
Focus on the creation of decent jobs and the improvement of the quality of work
The Youth-Led Solutions Summit on Youth Economic Empowerment & Equity explored employment pathways for young people in three new economies - green, care, and creative economies. We went a step further and empower young people to design innovative solutions, or create new opportunities, in these new economies leveraging technology, knowledge, their own experience and their new networks.
Each day of the Summit was dedicated to a new economy. Through a mixture of live talks, interactive sessions, and networking, the Summit introduced young people to diverse emerging career opportunities in new economies and explore the role technology is playing as a key enabler of innovation and job growth.
After the Summit, the young participants and their mentors work together in virtual teams to design solutions to local challenges and drive achievement of the SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Each solution was pitched to a panel of global experts and funders with the chance to win investment funding and implement their solution in their community with support from the local YMCA. 27 Solutions have thus far received seed funding of between $500 - $1,000.