What Is Youth Co:Lab Cambodia?
Co-created in 2017 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth so that they can accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship.
This exciting event has been happening all across the Southeast Asia region, from Timor Leste to Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, etc! This year Youth Co:Lab is coming to Cambodia, and “Youth Co:Lab Cambodia” is proudly supported by the Russian Federation, in co-organised by UNDP Cambodia, Youth Co:Lab, Citi Foundation and Impact Hub Phnom Penh.
Youth Co:Lab Cambodia
Youth Co:Lab Cambodia National Dialogue
Youth Co:Lab Cambodia has more than one activity, among them are “Youth Co:Lab Cambodia National Dialogue”. It aims to bring together all the different youth and entrepreneurship stakeholders, to connect, learn, share and inspire the next generation of workers and employers. Youth Co:Lab Cambodia National Dialogue will be packed with around 10 events that will be held one after another, including panel discussions, workshops, movie screenings, networking nights, and more! This will be organized on the weekend of June 13th-14th and June 20th-21st. It is all online and free of charge.
We will also do a mini-coaching series which 20 selected Cambodia youth can apply for this program and received mentorship ony outh employment and how to build their own personal profile for the job market.
Our Previous Activity of Youth Co:Lab Cambodia
Actually, Youth Co:Lab Cambodia has been working since January with 10 teams of young social entrepreneurs in a 3 month incubation period. The incubation helped them to improve their business prototype into a feasible early operational product, which can be sold to the public and also tackling social problems that are related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the same time.
This was a 3-month program for youth who are building innovative startups that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, and who can ultimately address youth employment through their success and growth.
Two teams were selected to go to the Youth Co:Lab Regional Dialogue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, along with 48 other teams from 25 different countries in the Asia Pacific. They’ll have the chance to showcase your startup in front of a wide range of ecosystem enablers, government and youth, attend additional training, increase your network, and learn about regional trends in social entrepreneurship. They are Smart Farm Assistance and Haystome.