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Topic Discussion Salon Activity on UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards is Held in Joychuang

 In the afternoon on August 22nd, 2015, the organizing committee of UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards carried out the Question Answering Meeting of UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards as well as the Salon Activity under the theme of “Urban Youth Entrepreneurship Creates Employment” in Joychuang at the Inno Way of Zhongguancun. Jiang Mingjun, Founding President and Director-General of International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization(IESCO), Executive Chairman of UN-Habitat Urban Youth Empowerment and Ecological Safety Programme Committee, Chairman of Ecological Civilization Committee of UN Alliance of Civilizations, Yamina Djacta, Director, UN-Habitat New York Office and many Chinese innovators and entrepreneurs participated in this activity. 

 The closing date for entries of this award is August 31st, 2015. At the beginning of August, the organizing committee set up the Chinese registration port on the official website of IESCO as the requirement of Chinese young innovators and entrepreneurs. During the meeting, Dr. Jiang Mingjun gave detailed explanation on Registration process and the selection criteria. He said, Zhongguancun Inno Way has become a gathering place for the new generation of Chinese innovators and entrepreneurs. He hoped the meeting can make more Chinese youths with dreams bring their innovative programs into the participation of the award.

The theme of this Topic Discussion Salon Activity is “Urban Youth Entrepreneurship Creates Employment”. People presented here were young entrepreneurs from kinds of industries. They shared with others their success and failures, expressed their ideas about the meeting and discussed with the guests on youths entrepreneurship and employment. 

 Dr. Jiang said, through the discussion with the entrepreneurs, he found that many young people has realized their social responsibility when doing pioneering work. The healthy development of enterprises is related to social responsibility. In the information age, people have realized that, ecological science is not only referring to ecological and environmental protection but also represents broader ecological notion: a sustainable lifestyle for human beings. Being different from past generations, the new entrepreneurs has implemented sustainable development idea and created richer and better way of living for the society through innovation and entrepreneurship.

 During the meeting, Yamina Djacta, Director, UN-Habitat New York Office, had discussion with young people doing artificial intelligence robot, culture transmission and new social contact platform and gave suggestions from the perspectives of youth empowerment, women empowerment and human settlement planning. It was the first time for Yamina coming to China and she really appreciated the innovative ideas of Chinese youths, like she found that besides the successful cases of innovation worldwide, some Chinese youths are also recording the failed ones. The seemed simple research shows reverse thinking of innovators. 







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