Youth Co:Lab jointly launched by NITI Aayog and UNDP

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Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has jointly launched Youth Co: Lab in 4th October 2019.

  • The Youth Co: Lab is launched with the aim of accelerating social entrepreneurship and innovation in young India and promote youth leadership.
  • The Youth Co:Lab will give a chance to the young entrepreneurs and innovators, to connect with governments, investors, mentors, incubators etc. who will help equip them with entrepreneurial skills.
  • Youth dialogue series will be convened across the cities to promote entrepreneurship across India.
  • Social innovation challenges at the national and sub-national level will be convened by Youth Co:Lab that will target to invite young people in the age group of 18-29 years to showcase their ideas to tackle some of the region’s biggest social challenges.
  • It is critical for India to create a robust employment and entrepreneurship ecosystem, with the world’s largest youth population entering the workforce every year.
  • The first phase of Youth Co:Lab will focus on six SDGs:
    1. SDG 5 (Gender Equality)
    2. SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation)
    3. SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)
    4. SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth)
    5. SDG 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production)
    6. SDG 13 (Climate Action)