GENERATION UNLIMITED IMAGEN VENTURES IRAQI YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM FOR ALL GOVERNARATES
2023: KOHRW and the Ministry of Youth and Sports with the support of UNICEF. The project aimed to support young people as teams to make their entrepreneurial ideas become real and to be part of a global challenge program. Two teams will be representatives of Iraq in the world within more than 50 countries around the world. The program focuses on youth in all governorates Iraq, more than 300 teams have applied for the program, and 10 teams were selected to participate in a 5-day Boot camp to learn how to develop their entrepreneurial ideas, how to create their own projects. 5 teams are selected by a committee, to give them a financial grant of $3,000 for each team to create their projects, eventually two teams will be selected to move to the global challenge.
2023: Our organization is held in cooperation with UNICEF and the Ministry of Youth and Sports
A networking event between businessmen and companies with the five youth teams that won the financial grants provided by us to ensure the continuity of the youth teams’ work in developing their own projects.
The winning teams in the Youth Challenge Program are from the Unlimited Generation, which is unique in Iraq
1- Al-Nour team from Al-Basra
2- Team Shiva from Sulaymaniyah
3- Ultra team from Baghdad
4- The Motor Wash team from Duhok
5- Logic Study team from Baghdad
Congratulations to the five winning teams in the first stage, who will receive support to start their own project under the auspices of international coaches,
and we wish you continued success and brilliance in the next international competition
Celebrate youth achievement!
Today, on International Youth Day, we are pleased to announce the amazing achievements of the boot camp participants! It has been an amazing journey full of hard work, dedication and great teamwork.
We are proud of the ten participating teams and congratulate the five winning teams who excelled in the intensive boot camp programme, exceeded expectations and pushed boundaries. Join us in congratulating these exceptional young minds who are proving that with passion and determination, dreams can become reality!
The bootcamp of Youth Challenge of the unlimited generation in Iraq, for the first time, and after several stages of selecting teams and within international standards, started today, which will be for upcoming five days, KOHRW in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and Youth and UNICEF implimnting this programe
Congratulations to the ten winning teamsBest of luck to all teams that applied for this program
From the launch event of the Unlimited Generation Youth Challenge Program, the Iraqi version, in cooperation with UNICEF and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Erbil_ 2023
To support young people to acquire skills, including work, innovation and creativity in the areas of public life
And to become influential within their communities. This program focuses on youth teams and groups
Hey there, young people of Iraq! Do you have a solution to a problem that affects your community? You can be a part of the Generation Unlimited ImaGen Ventures Iraq Youth Challenge, which is implemented by KOHRW in partnership with UNICEF. This is an amazing opportunity for you to showcase your innovative ideas to the world, and receive training, mentorship, and possibly funding to bring your solution to life.
Join the community of young innovators who are dedicated to creating a brighter future for themselves and their communities. Apply now to seize this incredible chance!
The Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNICEF, in partnership with the Kurdistan Organization for Human Rights Watch, call on young changemakers in Iraq for the imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge
Erbil, 18 April 2023 – The Ministry of Youth and Sports, in partnership with UNICEF, launched today the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge “ImaGen Ventures”, calling on young changemakers to design solutions to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.
Successful applicants will be invited to take part in design workshops to make their ideas reality. Following these workshops, the most promising ideas will be selected and provided with seed funding as well as mentorship to support the projects’ implementation.
In August 2023, solutions from all countries participating in this year’s challenge will be submitted to a global judging process. These projects will receive further funding, and will be included in a tailored global incubation programme from Generation Unlimited partners to support them to scale.
Co-hosted globally by five Generation Unlimited partners – UNICEF, UNDP, Plan International, USAID, and the World Organization of the Scout Movement – and, in Iraq, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and KOHRW, the challenge calls on young innovators across Iraq to design solutions to accelerate progress towards the SDGs, in line with UNICEF Iraq’s priority areas such as Climate Change and Gender Equality.
The Youth Challenge is a global initiative meeting young people where they are and working with them in supporting the realization of their full potential. It aims to inspire young people with brilliant ideas, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. This includes young people that are forcibly displaced, those who face daily discrimination due to their ethnicity, their gender, their disability or disadvantaged by poverty.
In line with the SDG-focused solutions, GenU's imaGen Ventures 2022 awarded twelve teams of young entrepreneurs as global winners at the youth pavilion during COP27. These innovative teams showcased their talents by presenting projects that included
eco-friendly plastic, sustainable sanitation technologies, solar-powered lighting systems for schools, and bio-briquettes. With the seed-funding provided, these winning ventures have the necessary resources to advance their ideas and make a greater impact on their communities.
The most promising ideas will contribute to the success of Generation Unlimited, an ambitious global public-private-youth partnership meant to meet the urgent needs for expanded education, training and employment opportunities for young people on an unprecedented scale.