Publication Date: December 31, 2016
This first edition of the Youth Solutions Report bears the fruits of a year-long process in which the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth (SDSN Youth) and its partners sourced youthled solutions across all countries and regions to showcase the innovative approach that young people are taking in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Report builds upon one of three key pillars of the activity of SDSN Youth, which mandates an operational focus on “supporting young people in the creation and scaling of innovative solutions for the SDGs”.
The yearly Youth Solutions Report is envisaged as the first step in a long-term process through which SDSN Youth, in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) at large, will aim at directly supporting youth-led projects through funding, expertise, and visibility. In this context, the dissemination and exploitation strategies which will characterize the follow-up to its release will be as important as the Report itself, and will be carried out at the international, national, and local level through a series of online and offline activities including conferences and events, webinars, a dedicated investment readiness programme, and a platform for investors and supporters.
SDSN Youth remains committed to working with partners at all relevant levels, including UN agencies, governments, universities, NGOs and the private sector to overcome the challenges that youth are facing in developing their solutions, establishing young people not only as a key demographics in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but also as a main contributor to its success.