Category: blogposts

YTF’s Mary Munyoki Chosen as UNLEASH 2018 Talent

YTF’s Mary Munyoki Chosen as UNLEASH 2018 Talent

UNLEASH is a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to transform thousands of personal insights into hundreds of ideas while building lasting global networks around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This year, UNLEASH was held between May 30th and June 6th in Singapore. I was privileged to be one […]

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Girls in ICT Day Event Succeeds in Encouraging Gender Equality in Space

Girls in ICT Day Event Succeeds in Encouraging Gender Equality in Space

The lack of information and communication technology (ICT) skills in the workforce in Nigeria is becoming an industry concern. It is estimated that 90 percent of jobs will soon require ICT skills. Unfortunately, fewer women are likely to be gainfully employed in these ICT-focused jobs of the future. An ITU report revealed that fewer than […]

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On Peace, Justice, and Building Institutions (SDGs and Our Work)

YTF, and many of its local partners, realize that participation of young people is fundamental to the success of a democratic society

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Reduce Inequality Within and Among Countries (SDGs and Our Work)

YTF’s vision is a world where there is no economic and financial divide. Technology has a role to play in bridging this divide.

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Build Resilient Infrastructure, Promote Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization, and Foster Innovation (SDGs and Our Work)

YTF partners with public and private entities to train women entrepreneurs in financial and business skills development.

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On Economic Growth, Employment, and Decent Work (SDGs and Our Work)

(Editor’s note: This post is part of a series covering YTF’s work with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. See more of the series here.) YTF youth entrepreneurial programs teach innovation and empathy-driven engineering design processes which inspires youth to become the next generation of change leaders—leading the way from “Aid to Africa” to “Made in […]

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Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls (SDGs and Our Work)

Engaging youth in innovative STEM programs strengthens and sustains their interest in, and ultimate involvement in, STEM career.

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On Education and Learning Opportunities (SDGs and Our Work)

In order to improve the education system and allow more people to lead prosperous lives, a transformation is needed within the ‘education ecosystem’

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On Hunger, Nutrition, and Sustainable Agriculture (SDGs and Our Work)

Studies show that women are just as efficient as men and would achieve the same yields if they had equal access to productive resources.

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Playing Our Part: Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations established 17 goals to change our world – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals are ambitious, yet we believe they are attainable. They also intersect with much of the work we are already implementing across the five countries in which we host programs. For this blog post series, we’re […]

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