Atal Innovation Mission and UNDP India launch 5th edition of Youth Co:Lab for Young Entrepreneurs

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5th edition of Youth Co:Lab for Young Entrepreneurs The 5th edition of Youth Co:Lab, Asia Pacific’s largest youth innovation initiative was jointly launched by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)NITI Aayog and UNDP India on 15 December, 2022. 

Important facts

  • The applications for this edition were launched by Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director AIM, NITI Aayog and Dennis Curry, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP India.

  • Entrepreneurs are an important factor in leading social change and accelerating the effort to meet the SDG targets.

  • All young innovators and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in this incredible opportunity to unleash their creativity and build their solutions through Youth Co:Lab.

About Youth Co: Lab

  • It is an initiative launched in 2019 by UNDP India in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.

  • Its aim is to establish a common agenda for Asia-Pacific countries to invest in and empower youth to accelerate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership, social innovation, and entrepreneurship.

  • It is supporting young social entrepreneurs who can play an important role in leading social change and furthering the implementation of SDG targets.

  • This initiative, till date, has been implemented in 28 countries and territories, reaching over 200,000 participants, benefitting more than 11,000 young social entrepreneurs and supporting over 1,240 social enterprises.

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