In recognition of the vital role youth play in achieving development goals, UNDP RBAS launched a Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) in 2015. YLP aims to empower change-makers and support the young women and men to design and implement innovative, impactful, and sustainable development solutions, whether in the form of social enterprises, nonprofits, NGOs, initiatives, or campaigns.
The programme’s specific objectives are to:
Promote and support innovative thinking and leadership among youth;
Accelerate implementation of pioneering solutions for sustainable development;
Build networks of young men and women who are able to create change and have a positive sustainable impact in their communities, countries, and region;
Showcase the achievements of young men and women as change-makers in their communities.
Within the framework of the YLP, UNDP Lebanon is working with the youth to accelerate the implementation of their ideas for social change, develop their leadership potential, and improve their skills in various social innovation approaches and methodologies through our partners and youth serving organizations who will be delivering the necessary training sessions and skills.
To date, UNDP Lebanon supported 966 youth since 2015 in developing their innovative ideas into prototypes, and more than 450 received certificate of participation and became YLP Alumni for Life.