Events

November 20, 2014 ; (All day) EST
Débat en ligne : Comment renforcer l’entrepreneuriat agricole par les...
November 25, 2014 ; 08:30am EST
The European Launch of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index Tuesday, 25...
November 25, 2014 ; 09:00am EST
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Worth Reading

The positive economic impact of the Internet is well known. Mobile and Internet platforms have increased access to improved agriculture, education, health, and governance services by otherwise underserved communities. Beyond improving delivery of key social services, Information Communication Technology (ICT) is generating transformative growth – growth that creates sustainable pathways out of poverty.   Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) is a Rockefeller Foundation initiative that aims to impact 1 million lives in six countries in Africa by catalyzing sustainable ICT-enabled employment opportunities and skills training for high potential but disadvantaged African youth, thereby generating social... Read more
Learn how practitioners and workforce stakeholders can identify the driving constraints and opportunities to youth employment programs, within a specific country context.
Spotlight on: Workforce Development, Technology, and Scale. Featuring: Paul Tough, author of The New York Times' best-seller "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character."
Microsoft and Making Cents International collaborated to offer “Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool” to support a common language and greater understanding of the unique role that each stakeholder plays in the youth workforce development field.
Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development. The Design Space seeks to enhance learning and dialogue by using visual imagery to convey key ideas, models, or frameworks for the field. Two...
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News and Analysis

Originally posted on Devex.com November 12, 2014. Last week I was among the 700 participants from 160 countries gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan with...
Originally posted on rockefellerfoundation.org, October 20, 2014. "Anyone working in [youth unemployment] now understands that we are in danger...
Originally posted on dalberg.com October 31, 2014. By 2050, the youth population (15-24 year olds) across African countries will double – ...
Originally posted on forumblog.org on October 24, 2014. Despite encouraging signs of progress, the statistics are clear: there is a gender gap and...
Many development programs do not sufficiently factor in gender. Here’s how to do things differently. Despite the role that girls and women play in...

Latest Resources

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