Mission

 YSIF '16 delegates, Yenching Academy, Peking University

YSIF '16 delegates, Yenching Academy, Peking University

The Yenching Social Innovation Forum (YSIF) began as an ambitious project by several scholars at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. Since the inaugural conference in 2016, YSIF has grown to become one of the world’s most competitive events for young change-makers.

Each year, our mission is to bring together the entire community of 120+ Yenching Scholars with up to 40 talented delegates from around the world at Peking University. Over 3 days, YSIF delegates will learn, network, and pitch creative solutions to challenges framed by the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

We envision developing a global, diverse community of young change-makers with connections to China and Yenching Academy. Our aspiration is that YSIF participants, as a network, support one another in career and life, and, as individuals, become the next generation of innovative thinkers solving pressing problems facing China and the world.