Our Impact Model
Bringing together global organizations and leaders with young people to co-create solutions to young people's most pressing challenges.
We believe that partnerships between government donors, the private sector, and young people are powerful vehicles for change.
Our impact model enables us to harness the strengths of the public and private sectors, and tap into the drive and ingenuity of young people for addressing problems that are too big for any one sector to solve on its own. This approach creates public-private-youth consortiums, bringing together partners with diverse capabilities, assets, and reach, all working towards a common goal: to achieve meaningful impact and transform outcomes for young people.
Everyone pulls together to deliver impact with and for youth: government, businesses, United Nations agencies, international financial institutions, foundations, civil society organizations and youth themselves, who are at the center of decision-making. We engage young people as equal partners in GenU through the dynamic Young People’s Action Team – a group of more than 70 inspiring young leaders from over 30 countries.
Our impact model aids our mission to skill and connect the world’s 1.8 billion young people to opportunities by:
- Identifying scalable and bankable initiatives and global breakthroughs that attract partnerships and investment for better education, skills, entrepreneurship and employment.
- Attracting investment at global and national levels to make effective programmes grow and achieve results.
- Scaling innovations by brokering investments and shared value partnerships in areas such as digital connectivity, remote learning and work, entrepreneurship, job-matching platforms, mental health and the green economy.
- Co-creating solutions with the youth to ensure they are drivers and agents of social change.
Today, GenU is able to draw on more than 3,000 partners. These diverse organizations contribute to programme design and implementation as well as youth engagement, helping to expand our reach to the most marginalized populations.