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3 defining characteristics of youth-led social innovation

Youth and the access quality education

  • 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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3 defining characteristics of youth-led social innovation

3 defining characteristics of youth-led social innovation

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/three-characteristics-youth-led-social-innovation/

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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 young person will be able to create. This also influences their chances to appear "exciting" in the eyes of possible investors.
  • Low-tech projects can undoubtedly still be mind blowing.

Youth and the access quality education

  • 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.

Inspired by local problems

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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