Generation17’s 14 inspirational changemakers will assist shift the world onto a extra sustainable and resilient path ahead and obtain the World Targets by 2030
Samsung Electronics introduced that Generation17, an initiative in partnership with the United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP), is rising with the introduction of six new Younger Leaders. The people will be a part of the initiative’s current Younger Leaders to mobilize world communities, educate individuals concerning the urgency of the World Targets and construct impactful and inclusive options that assist promote prosperity whereas defending the planet by 2030.
“We proceed to be impressed by younger, modern visionaries who show that know-how could be a pressure for good,” stated Stephanie Choi, EVP & CMO of the MX Enterprise at Samsung Electronics. “I’m honored to welcome these six advocates into the Generation17 neighborhood. They embody the kind of management that our world must construct extra sustainable societies, and I’m excited to see how they encourage extra individuals to be taught concerning the 17 World Targets and be a part of our collective mission to attain a brighter future.”
With the six advocates, grassroots organizers and entrepreneurs, Generation17 expands to all corners of the world, spanning international locations in Africa, Asia, CIS & Europe, North America, Latin America and the Center East. Their work will elevate consciousness of worldwide options to the pressing points going through humanity in 2022 and in years to return, as they advance digital innovation, empower refugee ladies by way of schooling and job trainings, coach the aged about bodily and psychological well being and extra:
- AY Younger (United States): Musician who produces albums and concert events that share participating methods to deal with the worldwide vitality poverty problem.
- Kristian Kampmann (Denmark): Chief of UNLEASH, an innovation lab that sparks inventive and inclusive options for the World Targets.
- Nora Altwaijri (Saudi Arabia): Software program engineer who educates individuals on the World Targets and connects them to impactful assets by way of digital platforms.
- Oğuz Ergen (Turkey): Activist who rallies NGOs, academia and authorities collectively to deal with the local weather disaster and defend the coastal Aegean area.
- Tamara Dewi Gondo Soerijo (Indonesia): Social enterprise founder who empowers refugee ladies by offering upskilling alternatives and entry to market.
- Thuy Anh Ngo (Vietnam): Entrepreneur who launched a cellular app that equips the aged with bodily and psychological well being recommendation and actions.
“2022 is a important 12 months in our pursuit to attain the World Targets, because the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed many years of progress in world human improvement,” stated UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. “Regardless of this somber actuality, I’m assured that the power and perseverance of the younger technology will assist us construct again higher from the disaster and propel constructive change on schooling, inclusion and local weather. These six Younger Leaders and your complete Generation17 neighborhood remind us that we have to step up our efforts to attain the World Targets and defend our collective futures.”
An Initiative Pushed by and for Younger Individuals
Since its launch, Generation17 has been spearheaded by and in assist of younger individuals. Samsung and UNDP constantly have interaction with the Younger Leaders to find out their greatest wants and uncover assist techniques to assist scale and advance their work. Collectively, the 2 entities present the most recent Galaxy know-how, amplify their tales on world platforms, facilitate peer networking and best-practice sharing, supply mentorship alternatives and invite them to world agenda-setting phases just like the UN ECOSOC Youth Discussion board.
In 2022 and past, Samsung and UNDP are dedicated to exploring new methods to companion with the Younger Leaders. This consists of convening the first-ever “Generation17 Youth Dialogues,” an occasion to rally World Targets advocates from all around the world for data sharing on how individuals can finest navigate the World Targets and obtain a extra sustainable future.
The 14 Younger Leaders will join individuals to options that actively contribute to the World Targets, together with the Samsung World Targets app. Launched in 2019 by Samsung and UNDP, the app supplies studying alternatives on the World Targets and shares straightforward and significant methods to make a distinction. The app is presently put in on almost 200 million Galaxy units and has generated greater than US$4 million in donations to coach the Galaxy neighborhood concerning the world’s most urgent challenges and strengthen UNDP’s work in supporting international locations to implement built-in options for the World Targets.
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