The first of its kind.
With over 1.2 billion youth in the Commonwealth, a holistic and inclusive approach to problem-solving must be implemented for issues affecting young people. A paradigm shift is needed to enhance the environment to provide better resources and support to youth-led actions. The Commonwealth Youth Innovation Centre is a hub focused on developing human capital to drive economic and societal innovation, foster unity and transform societies through sustainable impact. The Centre takes a multi-dimensional and multi-level approach to tackling global issues with the following missions:
- Establish an enabling space to increase youth competency through skills development with the use of technology and creativity.
- Conduct research and data collection on pressing global issues and current practices.
- Employ innovative methods of mentoring and guiding youth to drive youth capacity development.
- Create sustainable policy changes by carrying out high-level and grassroots advocacy work that will yield impact within a short period of time and facilitates active youth participation in global agendas.
An initiative by the Centre, the Future Youth Summit (FUYOH) will bring together over 500 young leaders, government officials, field experts, international speakers and youth development stakeholders. FUYOH is a convergence of minds to spark intergenerational and multidimensional discussions on the challenges and future of young people.
There will be four thematic pillars that will guide the topics of discussions: A Future of Digitalism, A Future of Sustainability, A Future of Inclusivity, A Future of Creativity.