PwC collaborates with UNICEF and YuWaah! to upskill 300 Mn people in India

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Arnab Basu, Advisory Leader, PwC India. In his previous role, he was the Technology Consulting leader for PwC India for the past five years.

PwC India announces collaboration with UNICEF and YuWaah! to help bridge digital gap and help upskill 300 million young people in India over the next 10 years

PwC India announced the launch of a strategic collaboration with UNICEF and YuWaah (Generation Unlimited in India) to help bridge the digital gap and help upskill 300 million young people in India over the next 10 years and enable them to emerge as changemakers in society.

Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Honourable Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and Ms. Usha Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, were present during the launch. This announcement is part of PwC’s global collaboration with UNICEF in support of  Generation Unlimited; a multi-sector partnership aimed at helping 1.8 billion young people transition from school to work by 2030.

At the global level, the collaboration is focused on upskilling millions of young people around the world, including youth who lack opportunities to participate in the digital world. The collaboration in India brings together PwC, UNICEF, and YuWaah’s complementary strengths and represents a significant milestone for PwC’s global program, New world. New skills, which is driven by the need for everyone to upskill so they can thrive in the digital world.

Speaking of the collaboration, Neel Ratan, Regional Managing Partner, PwC India said, “While at one level, the pandemic has added momentum to India’s digital story, it has also revealed the glaring digital disconnect that India has to navigate at her grassroots for a major share of its population; its young people. Digital enablement of the young people needs a whole-of-society approach – with Government, Enterprises and Citizens coming together with collective wisdom around a shared vision. It requires concerted efforts from each of the stakeholder cohort, to achieve this common objective of making digital accessible, affordable and inclusive for its young people.”

The programme will act as a catalyst by working with a range of stakeholders, both public and private, on a youth engagement platform aimed at creating a wider impact and equitable opportunities for young people through enhanced employability and earnings potential. It will also provide them with pathways to emerge as active changemakers in society.

PwC India will be providing broad support for this program across three pillars: Economic Opportunities and Employability, 21st Century Skilling and Learning, and Youth Engagement. Instead of focusing on specific sectors, the program aims to improve young people’s multi-literacy, interpersonal and social skills, among others, which will prepare them to have a more rounded development for a better future.


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