Analysis: The 6 Ps of Empowering Youth Social Entrepreneurs
By Kenneth Kwok
The profound devastation on the economic and social well-being of our global youth population as a result of the pandemic places our next generation in jeopardy. But undeterred, they are shifting from survival to resilience, often led by young social entrepreneurs (or “socents”), and are playing essential roles in their communities as part of the “build back broader” movement. Many of them are last-mile responders who play a key role in distribution of resources to the most in-need grassroots organizations.
Amid the pandemic, many organizations, including the World Economic Forum’s COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, are calling for a more urgent and intentional focus on “building back better”. Earlier this month, to coincide with UN International Youth Day, the Alliance hosted an interactive virtual dialogue to celebrate the impact generated by a list of top 50 COVID-19 last-mile responders in India and unpack their know-how to shape a more resilient future for the Asia-Pacific region.
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