AFS is excited to announce New York University (NYU) – School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs as our official Partner for the Climate Entrepreneurship Track of the 28th AFS Youth Assembly. 

Young people between the ages of 18 and 32 from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the Climate Entrepreneurship Track at the AFS Youth Assembly here. A limited number of scholarships for this program are available now. The scholarships are funded by bp, a global energy company, and the program is delivered in partnership between AFS Intercultural Programs and NYU Center for Global Affairs.

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Few issues are as complex and multifaceted as climate change. Meeting the many pressing challenges that climate change presents, and is forecast to present, is an urgent, global priority. According to the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, “the world needs leaders in all sectors who can connect the massive economic opportunity of clean energy to the moral imperatives of addressing climate change and protecting all communities and ecosystems.”

The Climate Entrepreneurship Track at the AFS Youth Assembly (August 9-13, 2023 in New York City) will give participants first-hand and theoretical knowledge of founding, financing, and growing a startup in climate change-focused sectors, providing young people an intensive, hands-on entrepreneurship education and leadership development training covering a range of climate-focused areas.

Participants in the Climate Entrepreneurship Track, will learn from renowned faculty from the NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs, get a foundational understanding of the complexity of the clean energy and clean technology sectors, learn about Lean Startup Methodologies and more. Apply for the Climate Entrepreneurship Track at the AFS Youth Assembly here.

Since its founding, the goal of the NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs has been to prepare global citizens to make a positive impact in the world. Across their programming, the Center for Global Affairs addresses the critical and complex issues around climate change including public policy, energy security, financing, risk, and entrepreneurship.

The AFS Youth Assembly is a global platform that cultivates an international network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact, organized by AFS Intercultural Programs, a global non-profit focused on developing active global citizens.

The 28th Session of the AFS Youth Assembly is happening in August 2023 in at the Convene Center in New York City, USA under the theme “Breakthrough to a Better Future.” Applications for individuals and groups now are open on the AFS Youth Assembly website.