02 February 2024

Generation Unlimited Unveils the Next Generation of Youth Entrepreneurs Tackling Global Challenges

New York, USA – Generation Unlimited (GenU), Accenture, USAID, and partners announced today the global winners of imaGen Ventures , a programme empowering young people with the skills and opportunities to drive social and green entrepreneurship, address the SDGs, and create a more sustainable future.   In its fourth edition, implemented with…, Meet the global winners, 1. Uganda – Erudites Movement , Winners from Uganda Erudites Movement is enabling households in Uganda to switch to green energy by providing them with clean and renewable energy generated from recycled water hyacinth.  The venture is revitalizing communities along Lake Victoria in Uganda impacted by water hyacinth, an invasive weed that has significantly diminished local…, 2. Turkiye – Charify , Team Charify shown in a laboratory Charify, developed by two STEM-dedicated girls, is a sustainable and low-cost water filter material produced from waste tangerine and banana peels, designed to efficiently absorb heavy metals in wastewater. It is a promising solution to the global heavy metal water pollution crisis. Heavy metals, known for their…, 3. Egypt – EcoStraw , 3 young men wearing suits standing with their backs to a panel and facing judges who are sitting in front of them. Eco Straw turns rice straw waste into valuable resources, producing high-quality ethanol and organic fertilizer through advanced fermentation technology which reduce air pollution, and provide farmers with a new source of income by…, 4. Lebanon – BreedinGo , A young man wearing a coat holding his cell phone in his right hand. On the cell phone screen, there are some numbers and colorful rectangles. BreedinGo is revolutionizing the approach to wheat farming, tackling the pressing issues of food security and rising bread prices by equipping greenhouses with 'speed breeding' techniques and robotic…, 5. Mexico - Ovejas Ecofriendly , Young girl wearing a purple uniform feeding a baby goat with a bottle. Ovejas Ecofriendly focuses on the ecologically responsible production of lamb through strategies to optimize production performance, contributing to the generation of economically viable livestock systems and supporting financially vulnerable sectors without overlooking the…, 6. Ghana – CTN Technologies , A group of 11 young people standing behind a table. On top of the table there are technological devices such as drones. CTN Technologies is an EdTech company shaping Africa's future workforce through cutting-edge training in robotics, 3D printing and modeling, and drone technology. Focused on youth, especially girls and underserved communities,…, 7. Bangladesh – BD Highway Turbine , BD Highway Turbine is developing an intelligent vertical axis wind turbine to transform coastal areas and highways into renewable energy resources with zero environmental effect. The BD Highway Turbine uses a vertical axis technology to tap into the immense power generated by fast-moving vehicles on our roads, such as trucks and buses, ingeniously…, 8. India – Blind Eye , A young man sits on a chair playing with an electronic device that is on a table. Blind Eye is an innovative wearable assistive device that empowers the visually impaired towards greater self-dependence. This hands-free device provides guidance, reads in multiple languages, recognizes individuals and their expressions, and informs users about…, 9. South Africa – ReCha , A man and a woman talking in front of piles of bags of waste material. Recycling Champions is a socially responsible enterprise & waste sourcing and collection franchise model turning waste into livelihoods. ReCha aims to bridge the gap in the waste management and recycling industry in South Africa, with a goal to increase recycling rates,…, 10. Iraq - Psychyar , Psychyar is a mental health platform and application developed by medical college students in Iraq that connects patients to mental healthcare professionals. Daroondost. The platform connects people to a network of professionals, offering features such as appointment booking, location-based mental health resources, and personalized recommendations…
27 June 2022

Take Actions that Matter

Explore our Action Hub for steps you can take to support young people’s skilling journeys. Each action will go some way towards equipping young people with the full set of skills needed for the future of work and life.  Get involved today. Your input counts whether you’re a young person on your own skilling journey, or part of an organization that…, Take Actions That Matter as a Young Person, talk about skilling Because it's the first step towards positive change. discover future careers Set your sights on exciting new careers and build a skill set to match the opportunities. Skill up Both formal education & lived experiences count Be mindful of your mental health Build resilience to confront life's challenges, Take Actions That Matter as an Organization, Talk about skilling Help keep skills in the headlines and front of mind to inspire everyone to get behind skilling for young people. Join Forces To have a bigger impact on skilling for youth, collaborate cross-sectorally to pool resources and synergize efforts. Promote future-fit careers Promote future-fit careers, so that skills development keeps…, Youth Champions, Here’s what members of the Generation Unlimited Young People’s Action Team have to say about the skills they have gained and used as activists and community leaders.  Taibat depicted talking in front of multiple microphones and a camera during a press briefing Taibat Hussain, Nigeria: “Being solutions-oriented is a skill that I have found to be…, Partner Spotlight, Egypt Minister Dr Rania Al-Mashat Egypt Ministry of International Cooperation As Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation, the focus of Generation Unlimited Global Leadership Council member  Dr Rania Al-Mashat has been on international partnerships for sustainable development, to be able to go from pledges to implementation. "This includes…