The Young Americas Forum

Since 2005, the Young Americas Forum is the official platform for the participation of young people in the Summits of the Americas processes; providing a permanent, open and inclusive channel for youth to proactively contribute to the definition of priorities and mandates in the region.

At each Forum, young people prepare, discuss and adopt a Youth Declaration of Commitment related to the themes of the Summit; while making concrete recommendations to governments, they also set a hemispheric agenda for the follow-up to agreements reached the Forum.

In parallel, through the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas, participants present innovative solutions to the region's most pressing issues; through this process young people not only share opinions to their Governments but also take on action in responding to hemispheric challenges and to the Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs.

About the Forum (PDF)


Meet the 2021 TIC Americas finalists!

The Finalists, who were selected in three categories: the InnovAction Challenge, the Eco-Challenge 12.0 and the TIC Jalisco, will compete in their respective categories for a grand prize that includes seed capital, access to specialized training sessions and many more.

Registration for TIC Americas 2021 concludes with great success

The sixteenth edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas) officially closed registrations with a total of 3,673 proposals, from 4,235 young entrepreneurs, coming from 35 different countries

Consultancy for Learning and Evaluation

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is seeking an experienced evaluator to design and implement a learning and evaluation review of InnovAction Challenge


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