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Fast-tracking SDGs through youth entrepreneurship

  • Christophe Bahuet and Batara Sianturi

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Jakarta   /   Thu, December 6, 2018   /  05:03 pm
Fast-tracking SDGs through youth entrepreneurship As students increasingly pursue entrepreneurship, more universities are creating accelerator and incubator programs to support them.  (Shutterstock/Yulia Grigoryeva)

In the disruptive era we live in, with radical changes happening at an unprecedented pace, creativity is one of the keys for the future. Creativity will definitely be needed to accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

We could see the extraordinary power of creativity at a recent start-up boot camp by the Youth Co:Lab in Bali with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Indonesia and the Citi Foundation together with the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf).

The start-up boot camp aims at supporting the youth in social entrepreneurship and digital technology. 

From reducing plastic waste by introducing edible straws to addressing malnutrition with moringa leaf, the group of young people from eastern Indonesia who join the Co:Lab are never short on innovation.

These young in...

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