Application Open For Youth Innovation for Human Mobility


The UNDP Human Mobility Team and Youth Co:Lab, an initiative co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation, are partnering with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), and Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) for the first Youth Innovation for Human Mobility initiative in the Asia-Pacific region.

The idea proposals should target a range of challenges experienced by migrants, displaced people and their host communities among the urban poor, namely:

  • Generating jobs and income for the urban poor, particularly in ways that protect natural resources and avoid environmental damage, Improving relations between migrants, displaced people, their host communities and local authorities, Preventing or lessening the impact of disasters and climate change on the urban poor, Enhancing health and other essential services for the urban poor.

If you have an innovative idea, then:

  • Get together in a team of 2 or more people (all between the ages of 18 and 30 years)
  • Involve at least 1 person from the target community in your team
  • Develop an initial project idea/proposal
  • Document through pictures/videos what social or economic challenges you are trying to tackle and how you plan to go about it
  • Fill in the form below and submit on or before 10 February 2021

Winner Prize:

  • Receive up to US$ 1,000 to springboard your innovation
  • Join the Youth Co:Lab Springboard Programme (an incubation platform for young SDG* entrepreneurs to turn innovative SDG solutions into sustainable businesses)
  • Take part in the Youth Co:Lab Summit (a flagship event that brings together the brightest young entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region, connecting them with a support network to help them succeed)
  • Be featured in a multimedia campaign for broad exposure, including videos, blogs and posters.

To Apply, Register here.

For more information, visit here.