Who we are

UNDP and Citi Foundation will host the third Youth Co:Lab Summit in 2020 with collaboration and support from the Government of Malaysia’s ministries of Entrepreneur Development and Youth & Sports and UNDP FairBiz. The Summit will also be co-convened by the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and Commonwealth Secretariat activities, making this event a key milestone for the global and regional youth empowerment agenda.

Youth Co:Lab is the largest youth social entrepreneurship movement in Asia-Pacific spanning 25 countries, co-created by Citi and the United Nations Development Programme in 2017. We are building an entire ecosystem to connect young social entrepreneurs with incubators, accelerators and investors to turn solutions into viable business models. 

Our dream? To establish a common agenda for countries in Asia-Pacific to empower and invest in youth, so that they can accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Youth Co:Lab is putting young people front & center to drive solutions to the world’s toughest problems

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Get Connected

Hear from industry-leading experts and change makers at the forefront of social innovation and entrepreneurship discussing topics such as The Fourth Industrial Revolution and The Future of Work.

Network, exchange knowledge and build partnerships with over 1000 participants representing public, private and non-profit sectors committed to empowering young people.

Drive Change

Whether you are an innovator, investor, mentor or supporter - join the movement and be part of the largest youth social entrepreneurship movement in Asia-Pacific, now in 25 countries and reaching over 75,000 participants!

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