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YuWaah, UNICEF, Capgemini and UNGCNI announce collaboration for skilling young people

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YuWaah (Generation Unlimited/GenU), a UNICEF-initiated multi-stakeholder global platform, that aims to prepare young people to transition from education and learning to productive work and active citizenship has entered into a collaboration with Capgemini and United Nations Global Compact Network India (UNGCNI) to offer a range of opportunities like local demand-based skilling with job matching through quality internships and apprenticeships and promote entrepreneurship.

The collaboration was announced during a dialogue on ‘Imagining a Sustainable Future for India’s Young People’ by Ashwin Yardi (CEO of Capgemini in India) and Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque (UNICEF Representative in India) on Mar 3. Capgemini, UNGCNI and UNICEF will bring their core assets and competencies to further advance the investments and effectiveness of YuWaah’s initiatives for young people. The collaboration aims to co-create solutions at scale with and for young people.

Announcing the collaboration,  Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Representative in India, said, “As a multi-stakeholder partnership, YuWaah aims to bring together different stakeholders, and private organisations such as Capgemini play a major role in furthering the ambitious objectives we have set out for young people through implementing YuWaah.  The collaboration marks a key milestone and will act as a catalyst in enabling YuWaah  to reach an increasing number of  young people. ”

Ashwin Yardi, CEO of Capgemini in India said, “As a global leader in digital, Capgemini’s ambition is to help make the digital revolution an opportunity for all and to provide a bridge between technology and society. We are delighted to join hands with UNICEF and YuWaah to create digital opportunities for today’s youth and leverage our expertise to bring a positive impact in our society.”

Shabnam Siddiqui, Executive Director, GCNI – “In this decade of action, we need to create and commit ourselves to active partnerships which aim at achieving the SDGs in India. Through our partnership with Capgemini and UNICEF, GCNI is certain that this vision will be achieved”

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