UN SDG Youth Action Festivals


In March of 2020, CollatEd Lab Events was invited by the French Embassy of Rwanda to present our impact on SDG 5 (gender equality) and foreign policy on International Women's Day to the Head of the European External Action Service of the European Union and The Heads of Embassies of Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden.

International Women's Day

The world’s first SDG Youth Action Festivals, in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign, bridges the youth inclusion gap with the entrepreneurship and global networking skills needed to identify sustainable policy and community solutions for working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. CollatEd Lab utilizes a culturally-sensitive curriculum to equip youth with the civic education tools needed to create social change in their communities and simultaneously become involved with international issues impacting today’s society and economy. These 4-month-long campaign summits were hosted in 9 developing countries: India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Iran, Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Eswatini.

SDG Youth Action Festival Overview



President Kagame and First Lady  attended the third day of #Umwiherero2020 at the 17th National Leadership Retreat on February 16, 2020, where discussions focused on creating accessible world-class quality education, the role of the private sector in achieving Vision 2050 and strategies for maintaining a corruption-free Rwanda.


The CollatEd Program Officers, pictured with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, presented their vision for accelerating the SDGs through CollatEd’s 2020-2030 Africa work plans to government officials and delegates at the summit.

National Leadership Retreat and Umwiherero2020

CollatEd's program officers in Ethiopia have launched "Youth Connekt Ethiopia" today in Sky Light Hotel. The initiative was launched with the theme "Connect For Cause".


On the launching ceremony Minsters and state minsters of W.C & Youth, Senior Federal and Regional officials, Representatives of UN and AU agencies, Youth Leaders, Ambassadors and Diplomats has been invited and participated.

Youth Connect Ethiopia

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CollatEd is a data-driven education technology NGO, the first that uses open innovation as a means of pedagogy to propel Education Sustainable Development in the Global Action Program network. By shaping researchers into global citizens through solving our signature Challenges™ in exchange for solutions to community and institutional sustainability problems, CollatEd assists world ministries to find practical policy applications of academic knowledge, all while strengthening research-based input to policymaking and working in global teams to facilitate the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CollatEd Lab fosters sustainable development and innovation capacity building through operating as a policy consulting, strategic international-development NGO in order to empower communities and governments to more effectively respond to issues at the international, national, and regional levels. Moreover, CollatEd Lab works with Ministries of Education in order to facilitate the inaugural SDG Youth Action Festivals worldwide in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign.

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