The key to accelerating social change in emerging markets lies in leveraging the abundance of resources that already exist within those contexts. Among these are young people’s passion and innovative ideas for developing their communities. This interactive panel discussion will highlight 4 social entrepreneurs under the age of 26 that have started and grown highly impactful ventures in Haiti and Kenya. These ventures range from education nonprofits to digital platforms, sustainability consultancies to tech startups. They will discuss their trajectories as young social entrepreneurs and the work that they are doing, the importance of leveraging local resources for effective impact in emerging markets and the challenges they face, as well as taking questions from the audience.
Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023
Solutions from the Frontlines
Youth Social Innovation in Emerging Markets: A Case Study from Kenya & Haiti
11 May 2022 | 18:00 - 19:30 CEST
Richard Okenye Lamia Makkar Woodmy Jean Baptiste Jolleen Opula Ken Ruto
Sustainable development goals
GOAL 1: No Poverty GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality GOAL 13: Climate Action GOAL 4: Quality Education GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure