UNICEF and UNDP in partnership with King's College and TyroCity.com invite young people aged 14-24 from all around Nepal to propose problem ideas and represent Nepal on a global stage.
Call for young female aspiring entrepreneurs for Generation Unlimited 2020
If you have a zeal to solve issues pertinent in your society, join us along with 50 other participants in an online design thinking workshop from 2-6 June 2020.
Through this workshop, we will select 5 most promising teams (3-5 members) who will receive a seed fund of NPR 100,000/- each and will be mentored by experts for 3 months to implement and create prototype for their business ideas.
Not only that, if your solution is the most promising one, you can also get a chance to represent Nepal in the global generation unlimited challenge with further funding up to $20,000 and a tailored global incubation program from Generation Unlimited partners to grow and scale your business.
The challenge in Nepal is being organized by UNICEF and UNDP. Event implemented by King's College and TyroCity.com.
"We are going to co-design and co-create with young people. So with Generation Unlimited, they are going to be in the driver's seat, steering us all along the way. The time is now. The need is urgent. And 1.8 billion young people are waiting."
You are qualified to apply if:
We focus on the diversity of your team: ethnicity, religions, disabilities, demographics etc.
Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge is an innovation challenge launched in September 2019 hosted by UNICEF and UNDP to inspire young people with brilliant ideas but without adequate resources to come up with solutions to the day-to-day problems they are facing. These young people include young refugees, those who face daily discrimination due to their ethnicity, gender or disability and those who are disadvantaged by poverty.
The boot camp is scheduled from 2nd June 2020 to 6th June 2020.
The program is focused on females and other genders who represent refugee groups, disabled groups or belong to disadvantaged communities.
The boot camp will be run by experienced design thinking facilitators who will empower you and will provide you with the tools to turn your questions into answers.
Yes, if you are a female student or a student of other gender above the age of 14-24.
Yes, you can apply in a team with the team members with a total of three to five members.
In that case, you have to either increase your team members or apply individually (in which case we'll form the team for you).
Yes, your team can apply but only the female members or members from other gender can participate in the program
Yes. You can apply if you already own a business.
Yes. You can apply. We are looking for inspired youths who want to solve a pertinent issue of their society.
No. You don’t have to pay anything. All we need is your commitment, dedication and desire to solve a pertinent issue of the community.
For 2020, there are 41 countries that are participating in the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge.
You will be able to find solutions to the social issues with the help of peer learning and mentors in the boot camp. After that, if your idea is selected, you will be mentored for 3 months where technical and sectoral experts will help you work on the prototype of your business and you will also receive a seed fund of NPR 100,000/- to work on your ideas.
No. You can still apply if you are employed and meet all the other conditions.
That is not the case. However, your ideas or enterprise should generate social impact and work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be eligible.
The seed fund can only be used to test your ideas based on the milestones you create for the 3 months of mentorship.
Yes. We will guide you in making a business plan, develop your business model and help you with other aspects of business.
If you are selected for the mentorship phase, you will be mentored to further work on your ideas, develop your Minimum viable product (MVP) and get support to change your community in real terms.
If selected for the global challenge - you get upto $20,000 to further build your idea. You will will also receive international mentorship to scale and grow their business. If your team is selected, you will represent Nepal as the young social entrepreneur among other countries.
You can send your application from today until May 23, 2020 5:00PM via online application form
We will announce the selected teams on May 25, 2020.
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