Youth Challenge 1.0 – Muntjatna – Sudan - Video

Taking young artisans to the global market

Generation Unlimited
28 July 2020
Generation Unlimited

Meet Team Muntjatna, creating an online platform to help displaced people in Sudan sell their handmade products internationally. The idea is to bring a new source of income to people who have been forced to flee from their homes and often end up working in brick kilns which harm their health.

The Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge is designed to inspire young people with brilliant ideas but without the resources to bring them to life. The first round of the Youth Challenge was launched September 2018, inviting youth from 16 countries to develop big ideas for education, training and decent work. Over 800 young people participated and 80 teams were recognized at the national level. Five global winners were selected for global incubation, receiving $20,000 in funding and an opportunity to take part in a tailored mentorship and business development programme.

The global winners of the first-ever Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge convened in Cairo to take their innovative ideas on improving education, employment and civic engagement for young people to the next level.

Co-hosted by UNICEF and UNDP, the week-long incubation workshop provided an opportunity for the teams to practice pitching their ideas, receive tailored advice from successful entrepreneurs and investors, and learn about practical business development tools, including ones that can help them successfully balance impact and income.