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Youth Empowerment 

Portfolio in Asia and the Pacific (YEP-AP)​​

What We Do

ABOUT YEP-AP

The Youth Empowerment Portfolio in Asia and the Pacific (YEP-AP) aims to invest in and empower young people across the region, accelerating the implementation of SDGs. The portfolio promotes and advances youth empowerment in the following pillars :

Youth Entrepreneurship

Fostering entrepreneurship and transformative startups

Climate Action

Engaging youth in addressing climate challenges

21st-century and Digital Skills

Cultivating skills for the modern era

Youth in Governance and Peace Building 

Encouraging active involvement in societal and political processes


Leaving No One Behind

Strengthening diversity and inclusion through youth empowerment to include all segments of society 

The Youth Empowerment Portfolio in Asia and the Pacific (YEP-AP) aims to invest in and empower young people across the region, accelerating the implementation of SDGs. The portfolio promotes and advances youth empowerment in the following pillars :

About YEP-AP

Leave no-one behind

Youth Entrepreneurship

Youth

and Climate Action

21st Century and Digital Skills

Youth Civic Engagement and Political Participation Skills

Leave no-one behind

Our Impact

Areas of Work and Developmental Impact​

5,081

young people supported through social innovation and entrepreneurship activities​

34,592

participants reached through events supported

Systematic resource mobilization ​to fuel high impact growth​

Equitable access to skills ​and mentoring support ​

Youth Co:Lab

Youth Leaders

 were trained as climate negotiators

20

YECAP

29K

Youth attended 880 workshops on climate education and green jobs as part of the Movers Programme​

51

Women from YECAP Fellowship Programme,

26

Indigenous Youth through

 fellowship programme​

  • YECAP Regional Dialogue: The dialogue brought together more than 2,000 young people together virtually​

  • ESCAP Commission Session 79th session: YECAP supported youth consultations and statement for the 79th Commission Session​

YDEEP

2M

youth participating in job-readiness activities​

160,000

facilitators leading learning opportunities

  • YDEEP was launched in Indonesia in partnership with Microsoft​​

  • Launch of Skill Our Future (YDEEP)

300,000

youth participating in job-readiness activities

20,000

youth employed or with economically enhanced livelihoods​

Our Plan for 2024

Our Capacity to Respond​

37

Countries through 25 UNDP Country Offices

96

Initiatives across 29 countries

250k

Target young people across the Asia-Pacific region

10M

budget for 2024