YSI Global was created in Oslo, Norway, by a bunch of young people driven to create a platform for youth to create innovations and iniatives towards solving the SDGs. To make this happen in other places on planet earth, the same drive is needed, while being put into a local or regional context. Therefore, there are teams who seem similar to the global team, that started the YSI program from scratch. They are part of YSI, but still they make their own way under guidance of YSI Global, with similar structures on key parts of the organization, like the innovation program.
The local chapters have autonomy in terms of making hyper-localized business models, marketing, as well as how they deliver the innovation program to their participants, as they have a better understanding of their local context.