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Image of Peace and Entrepreneurship: An Official SLUSH19 Side Event
Peace and Entrepreneurship: An Official SLUSH19 Side Event

Some of the most fragile contexts also have the world’s highest rates of youth unemployment. This lack of economic opportunity is often cited as a catalyst for the growth of insecurity and instability.

Yet one well known solution to counter discontent among youth in fragile contexts is economic opportunity. We know entrepreneurship creates jobs, and we also know employed people promote more stable societies. But how can we support new businesses in fragile environments? How can entrepreneurship education assist in creating a positive change?

Join us at SLUSH to explore these questions. The event is hosted by the Aalto University
Entrepreneurship Platform in collaboration with UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL). Register here.

The discussion will be led by enablers of entrepreneurship in fragile contexts who will share their thoughts on what works, what doesn’t, and why support for entrepreneurship in fragile contexts is more important than ever.

When: 22 November 2019, 14:00-16:00
Where: Nukketeatteri Sampo, Erottajankatu 7, 00130 Helsinki

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Secretary General

"The advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including those brought on by a combination of computing power, robotics, big data and artificial intelligence, are generating revolutions in health care, transport and manufacturing.  
I am convinced that these new capacities can help us to lift millions of people out of poverty, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and enable developing countries to leap‑frog into a better future."

23 March 2018, New York