Capgemini in support of UNICEF
As part of its commitment towards communities around the world, Capgemini joins UNICEF on a three-year partnership to support the Green Rising initiative.
Implemented by Generation Unlimited, this initiative aims to support the mobilization of millions of young people at a grassroots level, to drive climate action. Through this partnership, Capgemini and UNICEF are determined to support youth to spark a global movement activating youth-led projects and ideas, empowering children and adolescents with education, skills and opportunities to be champions for the planet and contribute to the SDGs.
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of this era. In many countries, rising sea levels and temperatures are already putting stress on the ecosystem for communities– affecting where families and children can safely live, grow food, access water sources, go to school or even play - and while children are the least responsible for the changing environment, they are likely to bear the greatest burden now and in the future.
Willing to drive meaningful societal impact by empowering the youth, Capgemini’s support to UNICEF focuses for the first year on two specific programmes: the Global Volunteer initiative (GVI), UNICEF’s largest cohort of offline youth mobilization which allows young people to deliver change in their communities while building critical 21st century skills to generate measurable impact at scale, and Green YOMA, a Youth marketplace that guides, skills and connects young people to a variety of free online content and provides green specific opportunities, such as monthly challenges to mobilize youth, and a pitching competition for green business ideas. In parallel, Green Rising will be developed in India by YuWaah, with an aim to focus on engagement, learning, skill development and employment of young people, helping them provide solutions to face the challenges that the most populated country in the world, will face in the following years.
"At UNICEF, we believe that every child has the right to live in a safe environment which will allow them to grow, learn and thrive to reach their full potential. Capgemini’s support to UNICEF will contribute to empower children and adolescents with education, skills and opportunities to mitigate against climate change, and support their projects and ideas, helping them to be champions for the planet" said Carla Haddad Mardini, UNICEF's Director of the Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division.
This partnership is the result of Capgemini’s endured commitment to UNICEF. During the last few years, Capgemini has helped UNICEF providing India’s young people with skillsets that will help empower them for creating their career pathways. Capgemini also joined the COVAX initiative which main objective was to provide an equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic and supported humanitarian response for Ukraine crisis.
These successful past collaborations now lead Capgemini and UNICEF to take this collaboration to a higher level and join forces in a global partnership for youth’s green upskilling.
Last updated November 2023
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