UNICEF UPSHIFT: How design thinking is preparing the leaders of tomorrow


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“How might we…?” This simple question can empower an entire generation of young people to change the world.  

The youth of today are leaders of tomorrow. But, in many low-and-middle income countries, young people face a lack of education and employment opportunities. Today, global youth unemployment rates have reached 13%, which is three times higher than adults.    

Enter UPSHIFT, a cutting-edge program by UNICEF that puts youth at the helm of societal change by teaching them problem solving through innovation and entrepreneurship. The goal is to prepare them with modern-day skills that help them solve, not just today’s challenges, but tomorrow’s problems too.

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PUBLICATION: Arc’teryx Bird Blog
Photo: UNICEF Canada

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