The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) has just launched its first Impact Report, which showcases the milestones and success stories of the various teams and programs within the network.
2019-2020 were exciting years at SDSN Youth, filled with new and bold initiatives as well as vast scaling of existing programs. While the past year has been defined by disruption and unprecedented events such as COVID-19, mass protests around the world, and devastating natural disasters, it demonstrates the urgency and importance of achieving sustainable development. It also reminds us of our dedication to such goal, in particular, to support a generation that inherited a planet of human-caused problems.
SDSN Youth would not be successful without its vast network of passionate volunteers. To better our approaches for fundraising and networks, we have made numerous changes in our leadership team, specifically the expansion of initiatives and teams related to storytelling, capacity building for our networks, and in our administrative functions.
We have also recognized the importance of localization and developed a more streamlined approach for local outreach. To give more flexibility to the local networks to focus on their own communities, we have decentralized our university student engagement program from our local networks.
"Within the past 5 years, we have developed our programs to address key needs in the role of young people in sustainable development implementation. With any growing organization, we have also pursued new ideas and identified what we can do and how to achieve our mission. We refined our experiences and value proposition to fully understand our market fit, ramping up the scale of our global programs to train and empower as many young leaders as possible,” said Sam Loni, former Director of SDSN Youth and now Director of the Global Schools Program.
As 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of SDSN Youth, read our Impact Report 2020 to learn how we have been cultivating the next generation of leaders for sustainable development.
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