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The Youth Co:Lab Summit 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand, co-organized by UNDP and Citi Foundation convened over 200 participants representing 20 countries and territories to discuss how they can help tackle the world’s most pressing societal challenges through leadership, social innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Hosted at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, the Summit by Citi Foundation and UNDP is being held in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Commonwealth Secretariat, CVC Capital Partners, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

The 2023 Summit highlighted, encouraged, and celebrated the role of youth in our crucial Decade of Action, aligning on “Inclusive Entrepreneurship”, showcasing and inspiring youth action from underserved communities, as well as youth contributing to solutions to support the most excluded and hardest to reach groups to leave no one behind. 


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Network and showcase youth opportunities to get further support and scale your existing social ventures


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Become a part of a community of regional and national youth that can become a force to take action and create change



Be inspired through the sessions by hearing from other youth, industry experts, and speakers

welcome to youth co:lab summit 2023!


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SUMMIT 2023 press release

Youth Co:Lab Summit 2023: Asia Pacific’s Largest Youth Social Entrepreneurs Gathering Highlights Inclusive Entrepreneurship

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Opening Session [Video]

Watch the livestream of the Youth Co:Lab Summit 2023. The opening remarks were delivered by Ms. Violet Baffour, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub Director, Officer-in-Chage, Ms. Narumon Chivangkur, Country Head and Citi Country Officer for Thailand, Mr. Chadchart Sittipunt, Governor of Bangkok, Ms. Skye Hunter, Founder of Ganbu Country and Youth Co:Lab Alumni, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth. The livestream also features the high-level panel on "It’s Everyone’s Business: How to Amplify the Potential of Inclusive Youth Entrepreneurship?".  

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