|“Youth Co: Lab Nepal II: Inclusive Entrepreneurship for Youth”|
|Place||:||Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole, Lalitpur|
|Date||:||27 – 30 November 2018|
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 allows 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 gives opportunities to the successful young entrepreneurs and those with startups to demonstrate their services and products of their existing social ventures.
Adopted in September 2015 by 193 UN Members, the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development is the international community’s ambitious response to today’s most pressing global development challenges and will guide our development priorities for an entire generation. Young people are responding to the challenges of the day with innovative approaches, contributing fresh ideas, creating the world they want, and driving human development for themselves, their communities and their societies. Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at:
💡💡Youth Co: Lab🇳🇵 I Day 1 💡💡Introduction and Mission/Vision 💡💡
Hon’ble Minister Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma, Ministry of Youth and Sports inaugurated the event on 27th November 2018 held at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur.
Special Guests from UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, Resident Cordinator Valerie Julliand, Mr. Himal Mahat, President of AYON delivered the welcome remarks and encouraged young entrepreneurs all over the nation.
National Dialogue on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (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.
💡💡Youth Co: Lab🇳🇵 II Day 2 💡💡 Existing Ecosystem 💡💡
Day 2 of the Youth Co: Lab started with a Panel Discussion with renowned Youth Entrepreneurs of Nepal.
The Panel discussion was followed by a Government to Community Dialogue involving the representatives from Government, UN agency and Private sectors moderated by Mr. Hempal Shrestha.
The second half of Day 2 was resumed by the Research team led by Mr. Om Krishna Shrestha who shared the research by them, on ‘Youth and Entrepreneurship’.
A presentation on Self Employment Fund was shared by Mahendra Poudel, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports.
💡💡Youth Co: Lab🇳🇵 II Day 3 💡💡 Biz Camp 💡💡
Day 3 of the event was led by our knowledge partner, Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub. The participants pitched their entrepreneurial journey for a one minute lightning round. Also, they worked on their Business models with BMC canvas with support from mentors along with a book-keeping session.
Day 3 was facilitated by Mr. Suman Shakya, Co-Founder, NEHUB.
💡💡Youth Co: Lab🇳🇵II Day 4 💡💡 Idea Pitch 💡💡
Thank you to all the speakers, guests, panelists and moderators for the knowledge, expertise and inspiration you have shared with our participants in these four days of Youth Co:Lab Nepal II: National Dialogue on Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation !
More than 50 young entrepreneurs and innovators from various provinces across Nepal participated for Youth Co:Lab Nepal II: National Dialogue on Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation.
The organizing committee would like to thank all the participants, Supporting Partners, Knowledge Partners, Outreach Partners, Media for attending and contributing in the four-day event.
We hope you had fun, and we look forward to seeing you at the next event!
We truly appreciate your support.