Updated: Mar 24, 2021
The inaugural YOUNGA Forum staged a virtual youth takeover of the United Nations connecting 1500 youth delegates across more than 100 countries with key decision-makers on 24 October. The live forum used virtual reality and extended reality technologies to connect young changemakers with decision-makers to co-create solutions for a better world, marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
YOUNGA, created by Kelly Lovell, a 28 year old founder of BridgingTheGap Ventures, a youth and women led enterprise bridging opportunity gaps and providing meaningful experiences to develop young people as leaders, aims to help business, government and community sectors solve community challenges. Crucial intergenerational fireside conversations took place between influential leaders and young changemakers against the background of a unique mixed reality format.