Our world is changing fast. Five insights we’re taking into 2021.

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What is the defining skill for the 21st century? It’s not coding, says Ravi Venkatesan — it’s the ability to solve problems and lead change. Over three decades leading in the public and private sector, Ravi has learned from thousands of entrepreneurs navigating uncertainty and bringing positive transformation around the world.

Ravi is currently the Special Representative for Young People and Innovation at UNICEF and founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), a coalition that aims to create 10 million local entrepreneurs in India and Africa by 2030. Ashoka spoke with Ravi at Safe Water Network’s global convening of hundreds of young changemakers, where he shared his insights and advice. Here are our highlights.

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Ashoka insight

  • Education and employment are generational challenges with new symptoms.
  • The pandemic didn’t create a world of unprecedented change, it accelerated it.
  • Learning knows no age limits— dare to dream.
  • Leadership will look different.
  • Youth are training for transformation.