National Dialogue on Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (also called The Youth Co: Lab) is a regional initiative implemented in several countries across the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to empower young people to lead social change in their communities and accelerate the implementation of the SDGs through social innovation and entrepreneurship. This is the second year that UNDP along with AYON, 2030 Youth Force Nepal and National Youth Council are organizing Youth Co: Lab. This National Dialogue will allow the young leaders to come together in the same platform and know more about the existing ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Nepal and have an opportunity to garner knowledge on innovative ideas through which social enterprises can be fostered in the community which will ultimately help in the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This dialogue will also give opportunities to the successful young entrepreneurs and those with startups to demonstrate their services and products of their existing social ventures.
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We call for application from young people of Nepal (18 to 29 years) to participate in a 4 – day conference on Youth Entrepreneurship slated for 27 – 30 November in Kathmandu, Nepal. The conference will invite 100+ prominent leaders in social entrepreneurship as well as representatives from the development sector. We are trying to create a platform where passionate individuals can share their knowledge and gain vital insights on the possibilities of exploring new entrepreneurial opportunities.
1. Team members should include 2 – 5 members.
2. The participants should be from age 18 – 29 years.
3. The idea should be existing from 3 months till 2 years.
4. The idea should show the linkage to the SDGs.
5. Should be a Nepali citizen or hold a Nepali citizenship.
6. Should be able to show Business Model/revenue and expenditure flow.
7. The idea should have been implemented in the area where the members belong to.
8. The team should be able to join the Youth Co: Lab event to be organized in Kathmandu.
Application Deadline: 24th October 2018
*The event is Fully funded. Transportation, Lodging, and Fooding will be covered by us.
The selected participants will be notified about their participation within the 2nd week of November 2018.