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[PA101] Startup Support Toolkit

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This is a learning portal for country offices and partners who are supporting youth-led SDG solutions.

We strive to work with partners to empower and invest in youth, so that they can accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship. Youth Co:Lab’s goal is to ensure that more startups succeed, produce strong results, and create positive change. We want them to make meaningful and long-lasting change in the communities where they work. In our ambition to ensure that no one is left behind, we constantly seek solutions and explore ways to help Asia and the Pacific’s young social entrepreneurs achieve success.

Learn More About Our Course Curator

Nisha Oswal is a Startup Support Coordinator at the Youth Co:Lab. She has extensive experience in textile design, helping artisans, women, and youth in villages across India; to being an entrepreneur, journalist and educator in Vancouver, Canada; her career has been forged in service with purpose. She has a Master’s degree in Textile Design and Development, and now she is bringing her talent, passion, and professional and multifaceted skills to UNDP, to continue that mission of improving and impacting lives, and boosting livelihoods. Her work centered around mentoring and training weavers and artisans, especially women and youth, in some of India’s most remote areas, supporting them in creating products for national and international markets.