Monday
August 20
2018

MaGIC, UN launch bootcamp for youth-led startups, social enterprises in Malaysia

By Sainul Abudheen

The Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has announced a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malaysia Country Office to launch UNDP Youth Co: Lab Malaysia.

Youth Co:Lab is a UNDP Asia-Pacific youth entrepreneurship initiative to position young people front and centre in order to solve the region’s most pressing challenges. UNDP, MaGIC and Citi Foundation are in collaboration to instigate, catalyse, and sustain youth innovation by supporting the region’s youth-led startups and social enterprises through Youth Co:Lab Malaysia.

Youth Co:Lab Malaysia will be executed in three locations across Malaysia — Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Sabah — from September to November 2018 and is envisioned to connect young innovators with subject matter experts, leaders and businesses in order to develop their ideas and business models for social impact within their communities.

Photo courtesy of Sudipto Sarkar.

 

Source: Yahoo Singapore (link opens in a new window)

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global development, social business, social enterprise, social impact, startups, youth