Game changer: Five things we learned playing Youth@Work in Moldova

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Filed under: Development 2.0 Social inclusion Social innovation

The three exciting weeks of playing Youth@Work on Community PlanIt are over. The awards have found their winners and we are in the process of analyzing the results. We at UNDP, the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, and National Council of Youth from Moldova, have been hard at work for the past five months, designing and implementing… Read more »

Come play! Getting youth back to work in Moldova

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Filed under: Development Social inclusion Social innovation

The day we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! The first-ever online game Youth@Work, which gives young people the chance to get involved in the development of their community, was launched in the Republic of Moldova. Aimed at addressing unemployment among young people, the game involves youth, employers, and decision-makers in the Republic of Moldova who… Read more »

Youth Mobile App: From idea to prototype to application


Filed under: Development 2.0 Poverty Social inclusion Social innovation

Tackling unemployment with technology The best way to achieve a great final product is to test a prototype! We have now conducted two sessions with a working group of young people to prototype our new mobile app and website for the country’s unemployed youth. As my colleague Dejan explained (See: Youth Mobile App: Bringing job… Read more »

People or $: Will Davos answer the call?


Filed under: Governance Human rights and rule of law Poverty Social inclusion

Last year was marked by an important phenomenon: the reinvention of class struggle. The summer of 2011 saw the London riots sparked by ethnic clashes. The winter brought about a deeper and more fundamental sort of mass protest in which individuals and groups started organizing against the system along a clearly class-driven message. “Occupy Wall… Read more »