GYF 2020

✓ Youth
✓ Innovation

✓ Professional Training
✓ Cooperative Entrepreneurship

For its first edition, the GYF20 aims at bringing together young entrepreneurs and professionals from all around the world in order to offer them quality training sessions to improve their skills, knowledge and motivation. The entrepreneurship training approach is expected to lead to new solutions and recommendations, to help the attendees learn from the best practices and to foster new ideas and innovation in the field of youth and cooperative entrepreneurship.



5 days


The Forum will be opened and closed with a high-level plenary session focused on the importance of youth and cooperative entrepreneurship.


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Interactive sessions

The Forum will present approximately 4 blocks of 15 to 20 parallel each with cross topic sessions per day. Each session is specifically designed to help young entrepreneurs and professionals improve their knowledge and skills through interactive workshops, hackathons and brainstorming, Q&A and “how-to” sessions.

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Let’s meet

The participants will have access to different meeting spaces through the venue where they will have the opportunity to share ideas, work on possible partnerships, exchange impressions, network, etc with their fellow colleagues.

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Let’s network

Through the 5 days of the Forum, the participants will have different opportunities to exchange and connect with other entrepreneurs and professional with similar interest from all around the world.

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Action zone

Placed on the halls of the venue, the action zone will feature different stands showcasing successful projects and ground-breaking reports on youth entrepreneurship and incentives from all around the world. The action zone will work as an intersection for interaction, brainstorming, innovation and networking

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Outside and leisure activities

Our hosts in Malaysia will put together different outside activities in order for the participants to learn more from and about the cooperative movement in Malaysia, and about the regions of Sarawak history.

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Hotel & Venue


Kuching - Sarawak


Hotel & Venue

Kuching, Sarawak - Malaysia


About #coops4dev🌏

In March 2016, the International Co-operative Alliance entered into a partnership with the European Commission, ushering in a new phase of collaboration on strengthening the cooperative movement as development actors.

The ICA-EU partnership ( #coops4dev🌏)  aims to bring the cooperative model to the next level within international development policies and programs. It is built around activities focused on increasing visibility, enhancing advocacy, sharing capacity building, strengthening cooperative development networking, and supporting all these with evidence from exhaustive research.

Acting as partners, the regional and global offices of the ICA are driving the actions, in collaboration with members, civil society organisations, international institutions, and the EU.


International Co-operative Alliance

European Union