Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Youth Engagement and Empowerment for a Sustainable Future
Youth can play a vital role in positively affecting the sustainable development goals and the progress of their recipient communities. Young adults make about 30 percent of the world population, and their participation in affairs of their community and its subsequent impact represents a key component for long-term success. The importance of youth engagement and empowerment has been systematically overlooked by the top decision-makers and youth have been ignored through all tiers of economic and sociopolitical spectrums. This calls for an overhaul of policymaking to give young people from all over the world the credit they deserve by allowing them to actively participate in all relevant levels of the decision-making process, considering that those decisions not only affect their present lives but their future as well. Empowered youth are responsible citizens, professionals and leaders who are positively shaping and affecting the future through navigating and managing the complexities of global challenges. In this research, the focus will be on how entrepreneurial opportunities for youth empowerment will lead to a sustainable future. In this paper, a research review has been conducted on entrepreneurial opportunities and critical factors that are specific to the context of youth engagement and empowerment. This work is based on primary sources such as policy documents, global youth-related summits and review of available evidence. Besides these sources, information from secondary sources was taken into consideration. These sources were relevant publications, reports, and academic articles. This literature analysis not only provides us with an overview of the current status of knowledge within the domain of entrepreneurial opportunities but also serves as a salient guideline for future research directions.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial opportunities; Youth engagement and empowerment; Sustainable Future
Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Roshanaei, N. (2020). Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Youth Engagement and Empowerment for a Sustainable Future, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, 8(2), 175–195.
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