At ADSW 2021, the Youth 4 Sustainability platform hosted the Y4S Virtual Forum, a three-day youth-led program aimed at exploring ways for young people to play an active role in the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s 50-year Development Plan.
The Forum provided a unique opportunity to hear from government leaders, industry experts, young innovators and social entrepreneurs, who shared their experience and explored how young people can play an active role in:
By reimagining the skills needed for future jobs, we can unlock the power of social entrepreneurship and the youth’s contribution to sustainable development and the UAE’s long-term vision.
The weeklong program included a series of online panels, keynotes, workshops, roundtables, partner sessions and young entrepreneurship ventures.
The role of youth in leading a green recovery in a post-COVID-19 world
Designing a sustainable future
Reimagining the future of skills leading up to the future of work
How to prepare youth for the changing world of employment and entrepreneurship?
The two-day Virtual Forum is designed to discuss ways in which young people can play an active role to the UAE’s 50-year Development Plan within a sustainability context. It will also address how youth can best acquire skills to cope with the future of the jobs and to advance the implementation of the UN SDGs.
PitchDay will provide four previous Y4S Ecothon winners with the opportunity to meet with a panel of investors and experts in a unique entrepreneurial experience.
The previous winners will have the opportunity to either advance their innovative ideas by receiving funds and/or learn tips and insights from leading experts on how to improve their project ideas.