Solutions for Today

Together with our partners we develop creative, market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper.

Innovate ME

International Youth Internship Program

Innovate ME provides employment training and career development opportunities to young people through overseas internship placements. As part of this program, YCI has partnered with WWF, Education Development Center and World Reader to provide incredible experiential learning opportunities in Gabon, Senegal, Djibouti, Thailand, Jordan and Ghana. If you are a passionate, creative and highly adaptable young person, between the ages of 19-30, apply now to participate in the opportunity of a lifetime!

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A Global Network of 18 Youth Innovation Spaces

EQWIP HUBs is a global network of youth innovation spaces spanning 18 developing urban centres in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania that connect and transform the economic trajectory of youth. EQWIP HUBs will provide a platform for youth – especially women – in developing countries to advance their lives and find meaningful employment through market-driven work skills and entrepreneurship incubators.

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Pro Innovators

What are Pro-Innovators?

A Global Professional Exchange

Pro-Innovators connects global development challenges with expert professionals who share their skills, knowledge and insight to deliver complex projects and help organizations meet their ambitious goals.

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  • Promoting gender equality and inclusivity with EDC in Bangkok

    Innovate ME intern, Kira Scheffelmeier, shares experiences from her first month in Thailand   Through YCI’s Innovate ME international youth internship program, funded with support from Global Affairs Canada, I was given the opportunity to work with Education Development Center (EDC) in Bangkok on the......

  • Recycling in Gabon Guest Blog

    Trash Talk with Innovate ME Intern, Lauren Roy   Gabon is home to a spectacular array of wildlife and large swathes of tropical forest. Buzzwords like “Eden-like,” “unexplored,” and “unspoiled” can be found in most travel guides about the country. As you can imagine, the......

  • EQWIP HUBs Tanzania: Operations Manager

    Company Name: Youth Challenge International  Project Title: EQWIP HUBs Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods Start: As soon as possible Working Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Schedule: Full time Salary:  Competitive  ABOUT EQWIP HUBs  Do you want to work with a team of energetic, skilled and passionate......

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