Our tried-and-tested solutions – delivered through partnerships between government donors, private sector, and young people – are designed to deliver transformational change for young people
Young people in different regions have distinct needs and face unique challenges. That's why our solutions are more than just one-size-fits-all approaches; they are developed in close partnership with local organizations and communities, so that we can fully understand and address the needs and opportunities of each region.
Solutions such as imaGen Ventures, the Global Volunteer Initiative, YOMA (Youth Agency Marketplace), or Passport to Earning, as well as Innovation Pilots such as the Global Youth Agripreneur Network and Be Green, are designed to be locally responsive and contextually relevant.
By adopting a glocal approach, we can empower young people to make a real impact on the world around them, while also ensuring that our solutions deliver meaningful outcomes for the next generation. From developing their skills to connecting them to meaningful opportunities, networks and resources, these solutions are focused on delivering tangible outcomes for the next generation.
It is this locally driven and globally supported approach that enables successful local solutions to also become global solutions – benefiting young people on an altogether different level.
The solutions draw on our partners’ unique capabilities, assets and reach to help young people prepare to meet the demands of the future of work and life. Young people are at the center of partnerships, and they have been instrumental in co-designing our solutions.
GenU’s Leaders Group, Board and Global Leadership Council support the scale-up of innovative solutions in countries. And they back the development of global and regional PPYP initiatives that can be contextualized and scaled across countries. In each case, the aim is to reach a target population of at least 50 per cent girls and young women.
While GenU has a national footprint in 54 countries, another 35 countries host programme activities as part of our global solutions.
We believe in constantly pushing the envelope to drive meaningful impact. That's why we're always exploring new ideas and piloting innovative initiatives to build for tomorrow. While our tried-and-true glocal solutions reflect a legacy of impact that has transformed lives, our innovation pilots represent a commitment to constantly break new ground to support young people in new ways.