Youth Serving Organizations
In 2018, and in order to reach more youth, UNDP Lebanon started implementing the YLP activities through Youth Serving Organizations (UNDP Partners) all over Lebanon. These organizations and NGOs have experience in educating and preparing youth to become successful entrepreneurs, public speakers and better advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hence, UNDP expanded knowledge of these organizations to better support youth-led initiatives and change-makers at the national level by deepening their knowledge of design thinking and familiarizing them with additional social innovation methodologies and technologies.
UNDP Lebanon Current Partners
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Lebanon, is an organization established in Lebanon since 2010 headquartered in Ottawa-Canada. DOT Lebanon enables youth, women, and people with disabilities in marginalized communities, to access and apply information and communication technologies (ICT), to create education, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Founded by advocate and social entrepreneur Sara Minkara, Empowerment Through Integration (ETI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to developing a more inclusive society through both empowering youth with disabilities individually and transforming social and cultural stigmas against disability globally by focusing primarily and intensively on the capacity building and mindset transformation of local professionals and families.
INJAZ Lebanon is a non-profit organization that aims to educate and prepare Lebanon’s youth to become qualified professionals and successful entrepreneurs in a growing economy. INJAZ actively engages the business community through its volunteer-based model that allows corporate volunteers to share their experiences by delivering hands-on training programs that focus on Entrepreneurship, Work Readiness, and Financial Literacy.
Riyada for Social Innovation
Established in July 2017, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL is a social enterprise that offers innovative youth programs, corporate training, and consulting services to foster social innovation and entrepreneurship in the community. Their vision is to transform the youth into change-makers and social innovators of the future.