Empowering adolescents through co-creation of innovative digital solutions (Indonesia)

Adolescents in Indonesia using laptops
UNICEF / 2020 / Wilander


An adolescent skills development and empowerment programme - the Markoding Innovation Challenge 2019 - brought together marginalised young people aged 10 - 19 from Jakarta and Semarang to develop innovative digital solutions which addressed issues that concern them, learn new skills, receive support from mentors, and have space to explore new ideas and create solutions. As a result, participants improved their 21st century skills (transferable skills) as well as digital skills. The challenge was implemented by UNICEF Indonesia in partnership with Yayasan Daya Kreasi Anak Bangsa (Markoding) and supported by the global technology company, Arm and the Provincial Government and Education Office in Jakarta.