Gooddler Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in order to create a resourceful networking platform for young people to grow with the desire to contribute to common good and inspire them to become a part of solutions to the most pressing global issues.
It offers services designed to foster the development of social entrepreneurship through the sponsorship of Gooddler Social Impact Youth Incubator, 10 months long, participatory program that culminates with presentations of proposed solutions to the audience of philanthropists, social impact investors, and global civic and corporate leaders at the Social Impact Youth Summit, an annual conference.
Gooddler Foundation focuses on how young leaders could use innovation and technology to tackle development challenges. Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an entry point, the Foundation aims to take up social entrepreneurship as an avenue for driven young leaders to solve global issues.
Gooddler, which has been a member of the Global Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action, United Nations led initiative, since the World Humanitarian Summit, has been promoting and protecting the rights of young people and working in partnership with them to deliver a world where every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
Our goal is help youth to see how innovation and technology can serve communities they live in and the world at large in a positive way and how for profit businesses can become a force for greater good. Our goal is also to help young people to think about an impact of “doing good” actions on beneficiaries of the assistance, be they homeless men and women in need of sustainable income, people with disabilities in need of adaptive technologies, or endangered species of our environment in need of protection.
GOODdler Social Impact Youth Summit 2018
“Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Sustainable Development Goals:
How Can Young People Lead the Way?”
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The Gooddler Social Impact Youth Summit is a vibrant forum for university and high school student leaders who are interested in global development to learn, challenge, grow, and connect with a global community of changemakers.
The Summit, which is an annual event of Gooddler Foundation, will be held in partnership with UN agencies, on November 11-12, 2017.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in order to create a resourceful networking platform for young people to grow with the desire to contribute to common good and inspire them to become a part of solutions to the most pressing global issues.
The Summit brings together 500 university and high school students to listen and interact with successful entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to be enlightened and empowered on matters of social entrepreneurship and leadership and to inspire them to become leaders for social change.
GOODDLER YOUTH SUMMIT 2018
Gooddler Youth Summit 2018 focuses on how young leaders could use innovation and technology to tackle development challenges. Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an entry point, the Summit aims to take up social entrepreneurship as an avenue for driven young leaders to solve global issues.
Today, one quarter of the world’s population – 1.8 billion - is made up of adolescents and youth. As the generation facing an enormous range of global issues ranging from social inequality to climate change, they will be the ones shaping development, driving social progress and influencing their communities.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires world leaders to balance the needs of present and future generations, create economic growth without destroying natural resources and reduce consumption while enforcing well-being and dignity.
The Global Goals set out the vision for a peaceful and sustainable future, resting on the 3 pillars of the United Nations (development, peace and security and human rights) and emphasizing the importance of inclusivity and equity.
Young people are already driving innovations in science and technology, making conscious choices that are drastically influencing patterns of consumption and production, and mobilizing to make companies, organizations and governments more socially and environmentally responsible. Their commitment and ideas are needed to find transformative solutions that will ensure the achievement of the Global Goals.
At Gooddler Summit 2018, our goals are:
- to present a wide spectrum of social challenges, and share effective strategies and innovative methods to solve them;
- to provide the Youth with an awareness of and exposure to social entrepreneurship;
- to connect UN’s Global Goals with young people and encourage them to explore using technology as a vehicle that can help in solving global issues;
- to connect the next generation of entrepreneurs, educators, activists, philanthropists, impact investors, and innovators for an effective collaboration on the visionary tasks.