Youth Empowerment

Youth Solutions Report 2019


After two successful editions of the Youth Solutions Report, published in January
2017 and June 2018, respectively, this year’s publication continues to expand its
scope and objectives. Not only do we celebrate the efforts of young innovators
towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, we also seek to provide all public and private
stakeholders with actionable insights on the value and opportunity of investing in
youth-led innovation as a key enabler of sustainable development.

What’s the Evidence? Youth Engagement and the Sustainable Development Goals

This study presents evidence designed to inform future practice and policy making with regard to contributions of the youth towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

It provides information that supports the design and implementation of youth programs. Five programs were examined across three youth-focused or youth-led organizations: Plan International UK, the Asian Development Bank, and AIESEC.

Primer Series on ICTD for Youth

Recognizing the potential of students and youth to contribute to national and regional development efforts, APCICT has initiated the ‘Turning Today’s Youth into Tomorrow’s Leaders’ programme. This umbrella programme seeks to impart key knowledge of ICT for Development (ICTD) to students and youth. As a part of this programme, APCICT has developed a project that aims to create a cadre of future leaders equipped with the capacity to use ICTs for achieving development goals.

Engaged Learning Toolkit/Guidebook: Using ICT for Community Development

Engaged Learning is a pedagogical strategy that links classroom learning with community development practices within a credit-based university curriculum. For students who are learning about the field of information and communication technology for development (ICTD), engaged learning can be an effective approach to provide them with practical experiences in helping local communities through ICT-based innovation.

Stories/Blogs under the Framework of the Humans of MY World Initiative


The Humans of MY World (HOMY) initiative showcases personal testimonies from around the world on why the SDGs matter to people and their communities. Inspired by “Humans of New York”, HOMY reveals the individual impact in achieving the SDGs. To learn more, click here

Below is a collection of select stories and blogs from the framework of HOMY. 

Humans of MY World Stories


Humans of MY World (HOMY) stories showcase personal testimonies from around the world on why the SDGs matter to people and their communities. Inspired by “Humans of New York”, HOMY reveals the individual impact in achieving the SDGs. Translated into local languages, and built from the communities, it complements data gathering for the global MY World 2030 survey (https://myworld2030.org/).