Samsung and the UNDP Partner with Youth for Generation17

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Samsung Electronics announced Generation17, an initiative in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to achieve the Global Goals. In this initiative there is a set of 17 interlinked goals that provide a blueprint to achieve a better future for all by 2030.

Generation17 combines the power of Samsung Galaxy smartphone technology with UNDP’s platform to excite young generation to achieve the 17 Global Goals in ten years. The initiative will elevate the work of young leaders who are already working in support of the Global Goals.

Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics said, “We are excited to better connect these inspiring advocates to their peers, enable their generation to take bold action on the Goals, and make their voices heard loud and clear with the latest Galaxy technology and our shared vision. With a purpose as grand as the Global Goals, we strongly believe a collaborative, rallying effort will be imperative in sparking meaningful change.”

The 2020 cohort of Generation17 is made up of:

  • Máximo Mazzocco (Argentina): A 30-year old who founded Eco House, that promotes sustainable development through education, volunteering, advocacy and environmental certification
  • Sadya Touré (Mali): A 23-year-old author who founded Mali Musso, which empowers women through education to destigmatize gender-based violence
  • Shomy Chowdhury (Bangladesh): A 26-year-old Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) activist seeking to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all through her organization, Awareness 360
  • Tafara Makaza (Zimbabwe): A 24-year-old who has launched diverse startups to build transportation, energy, agriculture, and education solutions

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said, “Young people are advancing the Global Goals through their work as innovators, entrepreneurs and advocates, and we must properly engage them today for the success of our global agenda tomorrow.”

UNDP and Samsung will provide mentorship, networking opportunities, and Galaxy devices to broaden the reach of each young leader.

You can read more details here.

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