Young Americas Forum

The Young Americas Forum is the space generated by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) where youth, as social actors, actively participate in the process of the Summits of the Americas. It has become a hemispheric platform and the official channel for recommendations, suggestions, and actions that young people convey to leaders and policymakers of the continent, hence contributing to the definition of the priorities and mandates of the Summits.

The Forum is a process based on virtual consultations, dialogues and associated events in both local and regional levels, in the OAS Member States.

A "Youth Declaration of Commitment" is adopted at the Young Americas Forum, with topics related to the central themes and mandates of the Summits of the Americas. Youth representatives present the Declaration at the Dialogue between Heads of Delegation with Civil Society Organizations and Social Actors.

Also, the Forum has an implementation component, where YABT brings innovative solutions and actions to the challenges faced by young entrepreneurs through the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas "TIC Americas", an international platform and business acceleration plan for young entrepreneurs and start-ups that provide training, coaching, funding, and access to an international network: www.ticamericas.net