Youth Innovation Challenge Sprouts Solutions for Food Security and Agriculture Transformation in South Sudan
Youth Innovation Challenge 2019
UNDP is organizing a Youth Innovation Challenge “Ideate, Connect, Solve” to promote the (in connection with the SDGs) implementation of the best innovative ideas focused on agricultural development and food security in South Sudan. Deadline to submit your idea is 28 May 2019!
UNDP helped establish a VTC in Juba Central Prison in collaboration with the National Prisons Service of South Sudan and funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Since 2016, over 100 inmate trainees have graduated from the training programme and been released. These are their stories.
Supported by UNDP’s Peace and Community Cohesion project, the GoGirls train volunteer mentors (university students) who support the school children. They focus on computer literacy, basic programming skills, and broader positive life skills. The school children learn to use Scratch, a platform to create stories using graphics and animation.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. UNDP has been supporting the South Sudanese people in their struggle against poverty for over 30 years. With the formation of the independent Republic of South Sudan in July 2011, UNDP established a Country Office and has staff working all over the country to help build government institutions.
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