As one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, Samsung is in a unique position to be a major force for change and they’re doing so with their Generation17 initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme 

On a broad level, the Generation17 initiative takes advantage of Samsung’s vast fleet of Galaxy series smartphones to inspire youths to achieve 17 global goals by 2030 with the ability, via the Samsung Global Goals app, to share the impactful work of young leaders who are already helping to make meaningful change.

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For 2020, the Generation17 initiative is spearheaded by four inspiring youths from Mali, Argentina, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe who are tackling the biggest challenges facing mankind:


Máximo Mazzocco (Argentina): A 30-year old who founded Eco House, a nonprofit that
promotes sustainable development through education, volunteering, advocacy and environmental certification

 Sadya Touré (Mali): A 23-year-old author who founded Mali Musso, an organization which empowers women through education to destigmatize gender-based violence

 Shomy Chowdhury (Bangladesh): A 26-year-old Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) activist seeking to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all through her global organization, Awareness 360, working across 23 countries

 Tafara Makaza (Zimbabwe): A 24-year-old junior at Williams College, in Williamstown, MA, studying astrophysics who has launched diverse startups to build transportation, energy, agriculture and education solutions

We are excited to better connect these inspiring advocates to their peers, enable their generation to take bold action on the Goals, and make their voices heard loud and clear with the latest Galaxy technology and our shared vision,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “With a purpose as grand as the Global Goals, we strongly believe a collaborative, rallying effort will be imperative in sparking meaningful change.”

The UNDP and Samsung will provide Galaxy devices, mentorship and networking opportunities to help expand the reach of each of these young leaders’ voices and strengthen their organisations. The Samsung Global Goals app is preinstalled on the latest Galaxy smartphones. For more details you can check them out at https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/samsung-global-goals/

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