Dominican Youth Thinks Big on Sustainability

June 15, 2017

AISEC, the largest United Nations endorsed youth organization in the world carried out with great acclaim the first Youth Speak Form in the Dominican Republic on June 10th in the headquarters of Funglode, in Santo Domingo. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. more than 180 young people presented entrepreneurial projects to promote the sustainable development in the Dominican Republic through an agenda of conferences, workshops, and project organization.

Youth Speak Form
is an event of international character where young leaders and organizations convene to act on objectives of sustainable development and thereby generate an environment where ideas can be shared and high social impact projects can be co-developed. This event marked the perfect opportunity for young people from different localities of the country to share their ideas of projects and undertakings with the possibility to win large prizes.

The project “Reduciendo mi
huella de carbono” (Reducing my Carbon Footprint) by Eddy Vasquez, Otoniel Carela, and José Lagrange received first place in the Action Space of the event while the project “Emprendimiento Joven” (Youth Entrepreneurship) led by Julio Perez, Yaneisi Sánchez, and Ana Beltre took second place of the day. Third place was awarded to the project “Manéjate” (Manage Yourself) presented by Juan Junior Genao, Hugo López, Ana Gelimer, Edwin Jimenez,
and Genesis Vargas. Congratulations to everyone for their efforts and goals of worldwide contribution.

AIESEC Dominican Republic thanks Vice President Margarita Cedeño de Fernández for her program Centros Tecnológicos Comunitarios and GFDD/Funglode for supporting the organization of Youth Speak Forum 2017. They also give thanks to the following organizations for believing in and pushing for youth development in the Dominican Republic: Banco de
Reservas for its contribution via the program Believe BanReservas, Microsoft, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and SMEs, Claro Mobile Dominican Republic, EF Education First, Edupass, Induban, Helados Bon S.A., Agua Planeta Azul S.A., RPRM Abogados, Megsof and the Dominican National Commission for UNESCO.