South-South Entrepreneurship Academy
The South-South Entrepreneurship Academy is part of the Youth for South-South Platform of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. It will be implemented in Asia-Pacific with some interregional collaboration especially with Africa. The project is implemented in the context of massive economic and social transformations ushered in by globalisation, digitalisation, the internet economy and artificial intelligence. All these are contributing to unemployment for youth, pressure to make a living and for social inclusion. At the same time, the youth population, due to their internet literacy and their bulging numbers in the work force, have an opportunity to contribute to sustainable development through entrepreneurship and innovation. Several institutions are at the core of promoting a digital economy and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong (SAR). In line with the business model of South-South Cooperation, the UN Office for South-South Cooperation is partnering with these institutions to work with youth from Asia and the Pacific as well as other regions to enhance entrepreneurship and global citizenship. The project is targeted at supporting actions towards attainment of results towards SDG 8.