SDSN Youth Andes is hosted by Yachay Tech University, one of four new ambitious universities that want to change the Ecuadorian production matrix with science and technology.
Yachay Tech University
Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru
The Network intends to launch an engagement strategy that will ensure that the current efforts to engage Member Organizations, SDG Hub members, Global Schools Advocate, Local Pathway Fellows, and Youth Solutions Program members are consistent. The Network plans to reach the different people that are currently involved in these programs within the region, and explore new collaboration opportunities.
SDSN Youth Andes hosted educational sessions with different schools in the Andean region to educate the youth about the SDGs. The young people were also educated on how they can pioneer innovative solutions that can tackle global issues. The program reached 35 youth who attended the workshops.
The Network has been preparing to participate at the 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD). They have developed a research project that tracks the SDG learnings from COVID-19 for science-informed decision-making.
As part of an ongoing program to engage youth in the Andes, the Network has continued to update youth on opportunities every two months. Through the newsletter, the network has been able to consistently share different volunteer action boosting opportunities to encourage partners.
In May, SDSN Youth Andes plans to host a virtual networking reception for all its partners, hub members, and Member Organizations in the Youth Andes Network. At the reception, the youth will have an opportunity to share stories, challenges and exchange ideas. The goal of the reception is to enable the youth and the various organizations to see value in being part of the SDSN Youth community.
The Network has launched a partnership with the Youth For Action (Unión Andina Juvenil) and the UNCTAD Youth Action Hub in Ecuador. The goal is to collaborate in planning a summit in 2021.