Global Partnership with AIESEC for Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship

The partnership between UNIDO and AIESEC seeks to effectively increase youth’s meaningful engagement in achieving the 2030 Agenda through (1) skills development, (2) promotion of youth-led entrepreneurship, and (3) joint outreach. This partnership builds on the mutual recognition of youth’s unmatched potential as innovative and driven agents of change towards achieving inclusive and sustainable development.

Entity

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) United Nations system entity

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • AIESEC

    Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

    Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry's share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries
  • 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation

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Amongst other things, the partnership foresees the development of a strategy to improve the engagement of youth as beneficiaries but also as a support mechanism within the framework of youth-targeted projects. Furthermore, the partnership will allow the creation of a global pool of trainers who will receive training on UNIDO’s entrepreneurship toolkit “Start & Grow” through the AIESEC Global Entrepreneurs program. Through this partnership, direct and indirect support can be provided to over 80,000 youth, through AIESEC’s network with 70,000 members in 126 countries and territories, over one million alumni, and engaging with 2,400 universities, which are committed to contributing and achieving the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 1,000 young people supported through entrepreneurship training, advisory services, access to markets or access to finance

    4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

    Global pool of peer trainers (using Start & Grow toolkit), and promotion of youth-led entrepreneurship

    BY: Dec 2018
  • 30 knowledge sharing or advocacy tactics on youth employment carried out, including events, campaigns and media items

    17.9 Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation

    Joint Campaign of UNIDO and AIESEC including workshops and events

    BY: Dec 2018

Start

01-Nov-2017

End

31-Dec-2018

USD 140,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

1,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29

Primarily:
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

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