Innovation program “Generation Unlimited” launches a Youth Challenge in Tajikistan

UNICEF Tajikistan launches a Youth Challenge for young innovators to develop projects aimed to increase secondary-age education

23 October 2018
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UNICEF Tajikistan/2018/Sharipov

Dushanbe, 23 October 2018 г. –  Today in Tajikistan launches a Youth Challenge for young innovators to develop projects aimed to increase secondary-age education; skills for learning, employability and professional preparedness of young people.   

This initiative is organized and supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Committee for Youth and Sports under the Government of Tajikistan.

“Young people are some of the best inventors, creators, and innovators out there. We hope this challenge will inspire incredible ideas from Tajikistan to help tackle some of the pressing challenges facing young lives today," said Luciano Calestini, UNICEF Representative in Tajikistan. 

Young people who are interested to participate need to create a team of 3 to 5 people and fill out the application form on an official website of the contest – www.navovar.tj

Teams, who will advance to the next round will participate in our educational and practical workshop using UPSHIFT (PESHSAF) methodology. This training will take part at the end of November 2018. After the completion of the program process, we will select 5 most promising project ideas, support them with seed funding and provide mentorship opportunities to the teams.  

The Youth Challenge – which will take place this year in 16 countries worldwide, including Tajikistan. In spring 2019, shortlisted projects from each country will be submitted to a global judging process. These projects will receive further support, along with a tailored mentorship program from Generation Unlimited partners to support them to scale.

Winning applicants will contribute to the success of Generation Unlimited, which is a new, ambitious partnership – launched at a high-level event during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly – aimed at getting every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030.

With 1.8 billion young people in the world,Generation Unlimited is a dynamic global partnership that draws on the expertise of young people, representatives from governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector and civil society to inspire urgent investment in education, skills training, and empowerment for the rapidly growing global population of adolescents and young people aged between 10 and 24 years old.

More information can be found on an official website of Innovation Lab Tajikistan - www.navovar.tj

Media contacts

Shuhratjon Sharipov
Communications Officer
UNICEF Tajikistan
Tel: +992 939144010
Tel: +992 907437588

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