The visual story of Youth Co:Lab and the amazing young entrepreneurs that make up our community.
FoodMario: Strengthening communities one kitchen at a time
Meet Rohit Tiwari, founder of Foodmario, a Nepalese startup that allows people to sell their home-cooked food online through a food delivery app. Food Mario allows home cooks - most of whom are women - to make a living while feeding others, and it provides the community with a safe and inclusive way to support each otherhaha
Youth Empowerment in Asia-Pacific: Interview with UN Assistant Secretary General Kanni Wignaraja
"A lot of young people who are entrepreneurs, who are our new investors are saying the old ways are just not good enough for us. So the culture change, the behavior change, are driving how we consume, how we produce," says Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at UNDP. What advice would you give to young people today? What is your vision for the Asia-Pacific region and how can youth contribute to this vision? We asked Kanni Wignaraja, to answer a few questions from young people in Asia and the Pacific. Watch the video to learn about issues that matter to both UNDP and the region's youth.
Aeroroots | Reducing pesticide use with agritech
Biplove Singh is the founder of Aeroroots, one of the winning start-ups at the 2019 Youth Co:Lab Summit. When Biplove had his first son two years ago, he became increasingly concerned about the effect of pesticides on his health. Together with a team of like-minded people, he began to set up aeroponic plant installations to grow vegetables without the need for soil or pesticides. His team now sells aeroponic drums, which allow people to grow vegetables on their own rooftops, and will soon begin to sell pesticide-free produce in markets in Nepal. In June they signed an agreement with the municipal government of Kathmandu to make the city greener by setting up aeroponic flower installations around public streets and squares.
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