As students inspired by the SDGs as a call to action, YSIF is proud to partner with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth. SDSN Youth “provides SDG education and opportunities for young people to pioneer innovative solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.” We became an official SDSN Youth member organization in February 2018, and the first of more than 750 members to be headquartered in China.
Through this partnership, YSIF can help delegates operating startups, non-profit initiatives, and student groups to become members of the SDSN Youth network and benefit from other U.N. programs.
YSIF is proud to have formed a partnership with Young Sustainable Impact (YSI), a recognized nonprofit headquartered in Norway with several global offices (including one in Shanghai). YSI aims to create real impact start-ups focused on solving one or more of the SDGs. YSI’s annual Innovation Program for youth includes a 5-month online course offering knowledge and tools in innovation, creativity, and leadership. It culminates in a fully funded, 2-week team event in Oslo, Norway that brings participants’ start-up ideas to life.
Through this partnership, YSIF delegates are encouraged to apply to YSI’s Innovation Program, starting in January ‘19, and can become connected with YSI’s many global partners.