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The future lies with our cities. 

By 2030, the UN estimates 60% of the world population will be living in urban areas, leaving the rural population a minority. Not only do cities generate high social and environmental impact in the world, cities are spaces that trigger solutions to meet the main challenges of the century. 

In the Philippines, the urban population is expected to grow to 65% by 2050. And who will be leading this change? The youth. In Metro Manila alone, the youth represents half of the population. 

Can you imagine what will happen if we equip our young people with the skills, tools, and social capital to trigger positive transformations in our cities? 

Introducing Youth 4 Sustainable Cities – a FREE program created in partnership with Citi Foundation that aims to inspire and support the Filipino youth in transforming its cities into more sustainable and inclusive places.

This program is the first step of Philippines based, Pathways to Progress initiative that seeks to engage and involve local youth with the Sustainable Development Goals and urban sustainable development. 

Youth 4 Sustainable Cities has 3 phases: 1) the call for youth ambassadors, 2) the roadshow and call for projects, 3) and incubation program of selected startups!

training of 50 sustainable
cities ambassadors
(JAN-MAR 2020)

roadshow in 3 cities
& call for projects
(JAN-MAR 2020)

incubation program for
selected startups
(MAY-NOV 2020)

we’ll conduct trainings
and events in 3 cities

  • – Starts in Dumaguete (January 25-26, 2020)
  • – On to Cebu (February 8-9, 2020)
  • – And finishes in Manila! (February 22-23, 2020)

Do you have an early-stage project about building sustainable cities? 

Whether you are still in the ideation phase or have a first prototype ready, if your project involves:

    • – Waste management
    • – Food security
    • – Affordable housing
    • – Sustainable energy
    • – Clean & safe water and sanitation access
    • – Mobility & sustainable transportation modes
    • – Urban & disaster management
    • – Access to qualitative education
    • – Or anything that aims to make our urban places more inclusive, sustainable, and liveable!

Then we invite you to apply to our 100% fully-funded program!

Applications close on February 21, 2020.

▶︎ A 1-day hackathon to develop your idea

▶︎ The chance to be shortlisted for 1-month design program called a Sprint that will equip you with the right skills to succeed

▶︎ The chance to be accepted into a 7-month incubation program to develop a prototype and transform your idea into a reality! This program offers customized coaching and mentorship with the right experts that fit your needs, access to makesense methodologies and frameworks for entrepreneurship, monthly allowances AND a free co-working space in the heart of Makati!


be able to test and prototype
your product or acquire your first
proof of concept!

access to makesense
methodologies and frameworks
for entrepreneurship

media exposure and a network
of potential partners, advisers,
and supporters

  • coaching and customized mentorship from experts
    and entrepreneurs
    tailor-fit to your needs

Ready to embark on this new, exciting journey with us? Click the button below to sign up!

Got a question or two about the program? Check out our FAQs page below!

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