Pakistan National Dialogue

January 07 '19

National SDG Bootcamp

DEMO in collaboration with DEMO, will be organizing a National SDG Bootcamp, an initiative of Youth Co:Lab, the program, co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation.

The ​National SDG Bootcamp is calling the next generation of leading social entrepreneurs in Pakistan to become a part of this first-of-its-kind initiative that will allow social innovators and changemakers to scale the impact of their social ventures with customized training and support.

What? It is a 4-day ​entrepreneurship ​bootcamp to help young problem solvers scale the impact of their social ventures with customized training.

Why? The bootcamp is for social entrepreneurs whose initiatives have an impact on solving societal problems and support the achievement of ​Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)​. The aim is to support participants to hone their entrepreneurship skills and make their social ventures sustainable.

Who? To be eligible to participate in the bootcamp, applicants should have an operational social venture at the time of applying. They must be running a venture in some form for more than a year with a ready minimum viable product (MVP) and in need of support in establishing processes, team, partners, marketing and operations to achieve scale and take their venture to the next level.

During the course of 4 days, the founders will be taken through a series of workshops on Leadership training, Social Innovation, Design Thinking, Financial Modeling, Pitching, Industry Linkages, Marketing, and Branding Strategies along with Impact Assessment and Adaptive leadership to enhance their impact and outreach.

SDG Changemakers Summit

After the bootcamp, there will be a multi-stakeholder national level dialogue event which will be attended by officials from UNDP Pakistan and the Regional Office as well as government officials, private sector partners, relevant stakeholders, social innovators and policy changemakers. There will be a thought-provoking panel discussion on creating an enabling environment for youth to become social entrepreneurs and responsible citizens, and how key actors across the ecosystem (be they government, private sector or development professionals) can commit to supporting the growth of the social entrepreneurship space in Pakistan.