As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
With mentorship, incubation support and hundreds of millions worth of seed investment, the Youth IDEAthon was organized to Inspire, Skill, Mentor and Accelerate ideas from youth in all parts Uganda. Implemented for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by NASE Africa (previously Association of Student Enterprises), the Youth IDEAthon presents an entry-level opportunity, designed to help unearth and nurture creative early-stage and start-up ideas that could eventually feed into the pipeline of the Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facility (Y4BF) and form the next generation of transformative, innovative and inclusive micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
For holistic approaches that embed greater stakeholder engagement-UNDP, supported the Government of Uganda to undertake an exercise to review the coordination framework and roadmap, based on findings a new roadmap has been developed following expiration of the first in 2020, its purpose is to ensure that the SDG Coordination Framework and related interventions are in conformity with the NDP III with less than ten years left to deliver SDGs.
UNDP is currently undertaking several initiatives designed to empower the youth of Uganda, with skilling, innovation and entrepreneurship serving as catalysts to enable UNDP’s broader development agenda in Uganda