In Pakistan, several reports and articles have pointed out the youth population bulge and the need to utilise the potential of this demographic...
Enter the Green Box
A young Pakistani girl asked her peers, “We are told that youth are the leaders of tomorrow. But when does tomorrow start?” To which another young leader replied, “Our tomorrow is always and must always be today and now.” This stands true for youth from across the globe including Pakistan. As young Pakistanis, we have a dream. We want to muster the courage in young people to reflect, change old ideas and innovate so that we can direct our individual and combined powers towards a positive future of Pakistan. We have co-founded 'The Green Box' which is a youth led national think tank aiming to contribute towards creating routine attitudes, values and actions for sustainable development amongst youth in Pakistan.
Youth Engagement Lab is a social space for young people aged between 16 and 29 in Pakistan which aims to foster sustainable thinking. It is powered by Green Box and its digital space is hosted on user-friendly interface of 'Workplace' by Facebook. In 2018-19, the Lab aims to develop a community of young impact partners from diverse groups in Pakistan. The impact partners will be expected to develop and implement capstone projects focusing on thematic areas of UN Sustainable Development Goals in Pakistan. The Lab will provide tools and resources to maximise reach and impact of these youth-led projects.