Unlocking opportunities at scale for the world's 1.8 billion young people
If youth are core to our public-private-youth partnership, our Founding Partners are the bedrock.
As our most constant sources of support, Dubai Cares, IKEA Foundation, Microsoft, PwC, SAP and Unilever have collectively committed to providing four years of core global funding to support GenU from 2022 to 2025, matching core contributions by UNICEF. This is in on top of the substantial funding that the Founding Partners direct to GenU in-country programmes.
Yet their investment in young people’s futures goes far beyond the financial. Support from our Founding Partners also comes in the form of other resources central to the skilling effort.
These global organizations bring an unparalleled level of expertise and insight to the skilling journey, and share knowledge, people and connections as well as funds. The Founding Partners play an integral role in skills development and mentorship and can open doors to opportunities for young people within their own teams and elsewhere.
Having the backing of such global players also sends a strong message to the world that the GenU mission demands global attention and action. As with all of our supporters, our Founding Partners understand that skilling and connecting today’s 1.8 billion young people to opportunity is nothing less than imperative.
When every young person is skilled, empowered, connected and work ready, innovation and ingenuity will thrive. Giving all of us reason to be hopeful about finding solutions to the urgent global challenges we face. Following the Founding Partners’ lead, we must act now to invest in the largest generation of young people in history and secure a brighter future for all.