Making this world a better place with and for young people through social innovation and entrepreneurship.
aligning local projects of young innovators and entrepreneurs to the united nations sustainable development goals.
Gooddler Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in order to create a resourceful networking platform for young people to grow with the desire to contribute to common good and inspire them to become a part of solutions to the most pressing global issues. We are a group of research-based practitioners, strengthening access to cutting-edge evidence-based non-formal, vocational and tertiary education opportunities for youth through building strategic alliances with academic, corporate and civic game changers and youth to design and deliver the best quality, easily adaptable and scalable programs that achieve measurable impact.
Gooddler Foundation co-designs and co-delivers programs that serve as interventions to support the development of enterprises that specifically aim at poverty reduction and inclusive growth. In the process we engage with policymakers, academia, non-profit and private sectors to help to identify systemic barriers and promote strategies that enable social enterprises to flourish.
We promote a multi-stakeholder engagement, recognizing the important role of national and local governments, the UN system, civil society, private sector, regional institutions, foundations, academia, media and most importantly youth in creating greater economic opportunities. This philosophy guides us and serves as a basis for educational programs we run that target young people in US and globally.
Gooddler Foundation focuses on how young leaders could use innovation and technology to tackle development challenges. Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an entry point, the Foundation aims to take up social entrepreneurship as an avenue for driven young leaders to solve global issues.
Gooddler, which has been a member of the Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action, United Nations led initiative, since the World Humanitarian Summit, has been promoting and protecting the rights of young people and working in partnership with them to deliver a world where every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
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GOODdler Social INNOVATION Youth Summit 2018
“Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Sustainable Development Goals:
How Can Young People Lead the Way?”
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The Gooddler Social Innovation Youth Summit is a vibrant forum for university and high school student leaders who are interested in global development to learn, challenge, grow, and connect with a global community of changemakers.
The Summit is an annual event of Gooddler Foundation, co-hosted with the United Nations (UNFPA) will take place on October 20-21, 2018.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in order to create a resourceful networking platform for young people to grow with the desire to contribute to common good and inspire them to become a part of solutions to the most pressing global issues.
The Summit brings together 500 university and high school students to listen and interact with successful entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to be enlightened and empowered on matters of social entrepreneurship and leadership and to inspire them to become leaders for social change.
GOODDLER YOUTH SUMMIT 2018
The Summit focuses on how young leaders could use innovation and technology to tackle development challenges. Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an entry point, the Summit aims to take up social entrepreneurship as an avenue for driven young leaders to solve global issues.
Today, one quarter of the world’s population – 1.8 billion - is made up of adolescents and youth. As the generation facing an enormous range of global issues ranging from social inequality to climate change, they will be the ones shaping development, driving social progress and influencing their communities.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires world leaders to balance the needs of present and future generations, create economic growth without destroying natural resources and reduce consumption while enforcing well-being and dignity.
The Global Goals set out the vision for a peaceful and sustainable future, resting on the 3 pillars of the United Nations (development, peace and security and human rights) and emphasizing the importance of inclusivity and equity.
Young people are already driving innovations in science and technology, making conscious choices that are drastically influencing patterns of consumption and production, and mobilizing to make companies, organizations and governments more socially and environmentally responsible. Their commitment and ideas are needed to find transformative solutions that will ensure the achievement of the Global Goals.
At the Gooddler Summit our goals are:
- to teach young leaders to use innovation and technology to tackle development challenges
- to present a wide spectrum of social challenges, and share effective strategies and innovative methods to solve them
- to provide the youth with an awareness of and exposure to social entrepreneurship
- to connect UN’s Global Goals with young people and encourage them to explore using technology as a vehicle that can help in solving global issues
- to connect the next generation of entrepreneurs, educators, activists, philanthropists, impact investors, and innovators for an effective collaboration on the visionary tasks.