Youth Co:Lab

Youth Co:Lab

    • Atal Innovation Mission (set up by NITI Aayog in 2016) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India launched the 5th edition of Youth Co:Lab for Young Entrepreneurs.
  • Youth Co:Lab was co-created in 2017 by UNDP Asia and the Citi Foundation
    • It aims to support young social entrepreneurs who can be a powerful force in leading social change and furthering the implementation of SDGs target actions.
  • It is Asia Pacific’s largest youth innovation movement.

About UNDP

  • Formation – November 22, 1965
  • Headquarters – New York City
  • Head – Achim Steiner.
  • Parent organization – ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council)

About NITI Aayog (National Institution For Transforming India)

  • Formation – January 1, 2015 (replaced Planning Commission)
  • Aims to foster cooperative federalism
  • Composition of NITI Aayog
  • Chairperson: Prime Minister
  • Vice-Chairperson: Suman Berry (Appointed by PM)
  • NITI Aayog CEO – Parameswaran Iyer.
  • Governing Council – Chief Ministers of all states and Union Territories with state Legislature and Lt. Governors of other Union Territories.
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