Denmark partners

This collaboration will enable young change makers from the African continent to co-create solutions impacting communities across the continent.

Since UNLEASH’s inception in 2017, Denmark has been a consistent supporter enabling young global changemakers to innovate for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Denmark has since supported UNLEASH programs, allowing young people from all around the world to join our previous Innovation Labs and localized Hacks addressing the challenges caused by COVID-19.


This year, their commitment to the SDGs will continue by spurring a culture of innovation for sustainability at the first UNLEASH Innovation Lab on the African continent. Tapping into the potential of African youth, which makes up 60% of the population, is essential to ensuring sustainable growth on the continent.


With support from Denmark, young Africans will be equipped with the tools needed in their quest to drive positive change. Talents joining UNLEASH Rwanda will learn about the essential skills and knowledge required to develop innovative solutions to relevant lived experiences in their communities and beyond, as they explore the possibilities for enhancing healthcare, promoting climate-resilience practices, increasing financial inclusion, and much more.


“It is a key priority for Denmark to engage in more equal partnerships with the countries in Africa. That takes listening to the youth. After all, the present as well as the future of the continent belong to them. We have witnessed how our collaboration with UNLEASH around the world can drive positive change for thousands of young individuals so we are delighted to be part of the first UNLEASH Innovation Lab on the African continent,” says Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs.


This partnership is a testament to our shared dedication to offer youth around the world the opportunity to gain new skills and be immersed in a global network of change makers, while they make long-lasting impact in their communities.