Informal Economy Development Forum Empowers Youth and Advances SDGs through Groundbreaking Event in Paarl

The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) marked a significant milestone in its commitment to youth empowerment and sustainable development with a groundbreaking event that took place in Paarl on the 20th of July 2023. The event showcased IEDF’s dedication to fostering education, innovation, and community collaboration in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Youth empowerment and education are pivotal factors in building a prosperous and equitable society. Recognizing this, IEDF has embarked on a mission to equip young individuals with the tools and knowledge they need to contribute positively to their communities and the economy. The groundbreaking event in Paarl serves as a testament to IEDF’s unwavering dedication to this cause.

“The youth are the driving force behind progress and change. By investing in their education, skills, and well-being, we are investing in a brighter future for all,” stated Yolanda Van Dyk, Human Capital Director of IEDF. “Our event in Paarl aimed to inspire collaboration among youth, educators, and community leaders to collectively work towards the SDGs.”

By organizing this groundbreaking event, IEDF emphasized its commitment to youth empowerment and the importance of collective action to address global challenges. The event in Paarl served as a catalyst for continued collaboration, innovation, and progress in alignment with the SDGs.


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