Youth Empowerment for Agenda 2030 Action
through Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Social Currencies
Date: Monday 16 January 2017 09.00-17.30 CET Venue: Room CR04, Vienna International Center
Organizers and Partners
- International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI
- Academic Council on the United Nations System ACUNS Vienna (Note: the #YouthEntrepreneurship2030 workshop is being held as a pre-conference event to the 2017 ACUNS Vienna UN Conference http://acuns.org/2017-vienna-un-conference-implementing-the-2030-agenda/)
- UNIDO – Productive Work for Youth programme http://www.unido.org/youth.html
- UN Habitat – Urban Economy branch / Youth and job creation unit
- Regional Academy on the United Nations RAUNhttp://www.ra-un.org
- highlighting the potentials of social entrepreneurship and digital social currencies (based on blockchain technology) for multistakeholder engagement in Agenda2030 implementation with particular focus on climate action (SDG13)
- mapping of expertise
- concept and implementation plan development for an “Agenda2030 Youth Action Marketplace”
- outlining recommendations for UN inter-agency cooperation on social entrepreneurship capacity building in the context of Agenda2030 and UN System Wide Action Plan on Youth
Tentative agenda (as per 11 January 2017)
|Time and Room||Agenda item|
|8:30 – 9:30||Registration at Gate 1 of the Vienna International Center|
9:30 – 10:00
Opening session (moderated by Matteo Landi, UNIDO)
Welcoming remarks by
10:00 – 11:15
Thematic Session I: Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and the SDGs
moderated by Matteo Landi (UNIDO)
Objective: To present the concept and a common definition of social entrepreneurship;
To highlight the role of social entrepreneurs and youth in achieving the SDGs across sectors.
|11:15 – 11:45||Coffee break|
11:45 – 13:00
Thematic Session II: Digital Currencies/ Block-chain as enablers of youth social entrepreneurship, moderated by Minna Aslama Horowitz, St. John’s UNiversity & IAAI
Objective: To highlight the use of Blockchain technology and digital currency as a mechanism
to empower SDG-focused enterprises to achieve sustainable development through
technology and the new, emerging economy.
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch break|
14:00 – 15:00
Thematic Session III: Elements for establishing the Agenda2030 Marketplace
Introduction “Global Challenges Youth Empowerment Partnership GloCha & Agenda2030 Youth Action Marketplace” and moderation by Miroslav Polzer IAAI
Objective:To present the core elements necessary to establish a global marketplace for youth action toward achieving the SDGs, including: impact evaluation, the youth entrepreneurship ecosystem, accessibility, blended financing and access to technology.
|15:15 – 15:30||Coffee break|
15:30 – 17:15
Action Session: Social Entrepreneurship Design Lab, facilitated by Ari Eisenstat, UN Global Sustainability Index Initiative
Objective: Design a social enterprise for sustainable development using blockchain technology
17:00 – 17:30
Wrap-up and closing(moderated by Matteo Landi, UNIDO):
Ravi Karkara, senior adviser at UN Women, co-chair of UN Inter-agency network on youth development (video message)
Recap and open discussion about next steps with audience.
There is no registration fee. Participants cover all costs of their participation themselves.
- Miroslav Polzer, International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI, Neuer Platz 10/I, At 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, polzer(at)glocha.info, Tel.: +43 664 4203648,
- Mateo Landi, Industrial Development and Youth Employment Expert,UNIDO Vienna
- Michael Platzer, ACUNS Vienna michaelkplatzer(at)yahoo.com
- Douglas Ragan, Chief, Youth and Livelihoods, Urban Economy Branch, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT),
5 Guiding Questions:
- How can UN agencies, non-governmental actors, local and national public authorities and private sector create in a multi-stakeholder partnership framework a market for products and services of young people / social entrepreneurs who contribute to achievement of SDGs. (proposal of IAAI: “Agenda2030 Youth Action Marketplace” within GloCha Youth Empowerment Partnership)
- How can there be introduced a new global-local digital social currency that integrates science based, transparent and participatory evaluation, and verification as well as monetary and non-monetary incentive mechanisms (incl. games) for facilitation of globally coordinated multistakeholder Agenda2030 action.
- How can young social entrepreneurs get access to global financial resources in the field of philanthropy (e.g. The Giving Pledge) and climate change action (e.g. the 100 billion US$/year of the Green Climate Fund and certified emission reductions markets) as demand side of Agenda 2030 Youth Action products and services.
- How can science (universities, research institutes and citizen science) help to build the knowledge base for questions 1-3