by: Innovations Lab Kosovo / 22 June / 2016
Have an idea about how to improve your community? UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo is launching a call for applications to participate as a youth leader in our By Youth For Youth programme.
As the humanitarian innovation movement grows, there is increasing impetus to understand how the outcomes of innovation practice may be measured and proven to work.
UPSHIFT is the cornerstone activity in the Lab’s By Youth For Youth (BYFY) programme, which empowers youth to transform their social impact ideas into actionable projects, providing young leaders with first-hand experience developing and implementing projects, programmes, and social ventures.
There is nothing more sustainable than investing in the confidence and capacities of creative and energetic youth in their formative years. UPSHIFT seems to have found a great formula through its holistic approach.
The critique commonly levelled against design for development initiatives that they “….only make incremental improvements at a time when we need fundamental change” betrays a mindset that pervades and damns our work…