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3 defining characteristics of youth-led social innovation

weforum.org

Context trumps technology

  • When it comes to youth-led social innovation, how much a project is tech dependent is usually related to where the innovator comes from (many communities around the world have little or no access to tech in general).
  • This has a direct impact of the type of innovative solutions a youn...

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  • The most critical topic for young innovators are quality education (42%) and decent work and economic growth (38%).
  • The cause of these concerns: 20-year-olds are transitioning from school to work, and are facing challenges and inequalities in these areas.

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Regional issues act as important motivations for young innovators when they decide to work on a specific project. These issues are usually as urgent as global ones, but get less funding in general.

They can lead young innovators to come up with highly localised, impactful solutions.

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