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Future City Summit Presents, YY Future Cities Lab

By February 23, 2019News & Event

YY Future Cities Lab is a platform initiated by Future City Summit in collaboration with Social Business Youth Alliance (SBYA) Global to innovate and incubate social business ideas to build sustainable future cities.

“YY Future Cities Lab 2019” is going to take place in Manila, Philippines, with the first hand interaction and experience with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Prof. Muhammad Yunus.

[ YY Future Cities Lab ] :

YY Future Cities Lab is the collaboration avenue of Future City Summit and SBYA Global with support from YY Goshti,Launchgarage and Grameen Australia, on the stressing issues of:

1) Rural unbanked economy, and
2) Housing with suburban-urban linkage

Together with progressive communities in social business domain, SBYA Global and Future City Summit will explore how social business can build sustainable future cities with the rural and suburban communities. With the mentors from Asian Development Bank, Launchgarage, YY Goshti and Grameen Australia, we will step into next level collaboration and incubation for the concerned groups.

Winning 3 teams would be given the opportunity to pitch at the Social Business Youth Summit 2019 (22-23 March) in Manila.It’s an exclusive pitch run for the “YY Future Cities Lab” design jam champions to pitch in front of the critical stakeholders of Social Business arena like Yunus Centre, Grameen Australia, SBYA Global, YY Goshti, The YY Foundation and so on.

The best pitch will be awarded by Professor Muhammad Yunus and will be taken for three months mentorship and incubation supported by YY Goshti and Future City Summit.

[ SocBus Design Jam ] :

With the prototype hackathon style design jam, the feasible pitches sorted would be supported by Future City Summit and its ecosystem for implementation.

All delegates would be recognised for their contribution to the design framework developed with YY Goshti, SBYA Global, Yunus Centre and Grameen Australia.

[ Program Features ] :

1. Keynote fireside chat with Prof. Muhammad Yunus and other pioneers with years of lesson learnt in social businesses.
Learn directly from Prof. Muhammad Yunus and other leaders from Philippines, how he visions “A world of three zeros” and the 10 years challenge in rural unbanked economy and urbanisation.

2. SocBus Design Jam on the “Three Zeros”.
Team up with 70 young leaders from 25 cities from around Asia region to come up with social business ideas which contribute to find out sustainable solutions to housing and rural unbanked issues.

3. Network with the Top-notch Leaders from Emerging Cities.
First hand experience and network building with leaders from YY Goshti, SBYA Global, Yunus Centre, Grameen Australia, The YY Foundation, Asian Development Bank, World Economic Forum Global Shapers and Harvard GSD.

Date: 19th – 21st March 2019
Location: Manila, Philippines

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To develop a public-private partnership and to solve municipal level problems, FCS has initiated “Public-Private Partnership by Youth.” The “YY Future Cities Lab” will play a significant role to find out sustainable solutions for the cities by giving it a social business model.