From the experts: Top advice for youth who wish to do social good

Corporate executives and NGO chiefs share their advice for young people seeking social good opportunities.

From U.N. officials to chief innovation officers in the private sector, the talk at New York #GlobalDev Week revolved around the need for entrepreneurship and the importance of harnessing the skills and energy of youth.

So Devex asked social entrepreneurs, corporate executives and NGO chiefs what their own advice is for young people who wish to do social good. The overarching theme? It’s an incredibly exciting time to get involved with global development efforts, and it’s never too soon to start.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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