The session will build on the participatory nature of the EDD, featuring global youth participants and insights from the Yoma #NewSkillsTogether program, which was developed to understand the obstacles for youth related to work after/during Covid-19 and how can we remove them. Specific ideas to be highlighted from youth will include:
Foundational and transferable skills needed to thrive in school, work and life
Current obstacles for transitioning successfully from school to jobs or entrepreneurship
What youth need in order to start their entrepreneurship career, challenges and possible solutions
What youth need in order to secure investors and advocates for their dream project or business
The brainstorming session highlighted that young people tend to be more actively involved when it comes to questions such as climate change and the environment, with their contribution to finding sustainable solutions to today’s crises being called crucial. In this regard, four groups of young people were asked to discuss how to better engage youth in green growth and build digital and entrepreneurial skills. Ideas raised during the session in this context included providing more mentorship opportunities, changing school curricula to meet the current needs and realities, and introducing tax reductions for youth-owned businesses.