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Ikea Foundation’s Refugee and Youth Programs Create Sustainable Livelihoods

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Annemieke Tsike-Sossah on the Ikea Foundation’s new portfolio strategy: Under Ikea Foundation’s new Climate and Livelihoods Strategy, the ambition is to include refugee livelihoods as part of the target groups and as a cross-cutting opportunity. Annemieke is leading the Foundation’s efforts to do this in the most meaningful way and also explore which systems-changes and global opportunities exist for the …

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Game Changer: Linda Calhoun (United States)

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Linda Calhoun is Inspiring the World’s Youth Through Role Model Interviews Linda Calhoun is an entrepreneur, activist, and community leader based in San Francisco, California.  A graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Mass Communication, Linda’s career path led her to work in international policy coordination, media, technology, and data management. Her work has met the unique and increasingly important …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Sharzad Modeli (Sweden)

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Sharzad Modeli Changes Corporate Mindsets on Millennials Around the Globe Sharzad Modeli is an entrepreneur, speaker, and impactful connector between changemakers and investors. She has spoken to 1000s of business professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs (a global audience from over 32 countries.) She has partnered with bestselling authors, Fortune 500 executives, major keynote speakers, seven-figure business owners, VC-backed startup founders, and …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Varsha Ajmera (Malaysia)

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Varsha Ajmera is the Chief Operations Officer of the World Youth Foundation (WYF) and She is Training Young Leaders. WYF is “an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations” and an NGO associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. WYF was launched in 1994 with the aim to promote research, …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Bandita Thapa (Nepal)

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Bandita Thapa is Creating an Economic Revolution in Nepal by Helping Women Entrepreneurs Nepali born and raised global social entrepreneur, Bandita Thapa started Women Foundation in Nepal at just 17 years of age.  As the youngest change maker by founding Women Foundation, Bandita has traveled the world advancing her skills in leadership development, women’s entrepreneurship, and bringing economic revolution to rural …

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network is Empowering Youth as Change Agents

In Education, Employment, Empowerment, Features 14, Stakeholders 14, Youth by Mary Kurek1 Comment

In 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched its official youth initiative (SDSN Youth) to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions.  SDSN Youth educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, …