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From Servitude to Dignity: Creating Gender Aware Economic Empowerment for Youth Domestic Workers

Global Fund for Children, Centre for Domestic Training and Development, Mitra ImaDei

According to the most recent report by the ILO, an estimated 17.2 million children aged 5-17 years were engaged in domestic work in the world in 2012. Girls far outnumber boys: 3.8 per cent of all boys aged 5-17 years in economic activity are in domestic work, compared to 9.9 per cent of all 5-17 years old working girls. While the causes may be macro, effective solutions are localized.

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Women as Drivers for Enterprise Development: Innovative Solutions from Myanmar and Norway

British Council Myanmar, Partnership for Change

After years of isolation Myanmar is progressing, including in women entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

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Do Girls Need a Savings Account to Save Successfully? Evaluation Results from the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program

Population Council

Is financial education enough to stimulate savings behavior among vulnerable adolescent girls? Does having a savings account help? This session will present research findings from the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program, a program for girls ages 10-19 in urban and rural Zambia, to assess the difference between participating in weekly girls group meetings that contain financial education, with those who also opened formal savings accounts.

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Integrating Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) Prevention and Response Activities into Youth Economic Growth Projects

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Banyan Global,

In the developing world, one in three girls is married before age 18, impeding social, educational and economic development – as well as negatively affecting health outcomes. Experts from USAID, Banyan Global, and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) will discuss how economic growth programs for youth can integrate strategies, activities, and processes to both prevent and respond to CEFM.

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Reforming Vocational Training Systems in a Gendered World: Tackling Issues of Capacity Building and Inclusion

The MasterCard Foundation, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

How can programs and governments work together to help both female and male youth succeed in education and employment given gender disparities?  This session will explore this question by introducing participants to the Learn, Earn, and Save Youth Questionnaire and examining data from 2,913 youth in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda regarding their beliefs about women’s and men’s entrepreneurial and financial abilities.  Two youth from Kenya will also articulate how employment experiences of young wo

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Shattering Stereotypes: Nontraditional Job Paths for Young Women

EMpower, Lend a Hand India (LAHI)

Learn from an organization working to open pathways for low-income young women that provide prospects for higher pay, improved benefits, and increased job security or career potential. A spectrum of small-scale strategies are creating new opportunities for women in sectors traditionally dominated by males (e.g., construction, taxi driving).

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What do a Boutique Gym Membership and M&E for an Employment Program Have in Common? The Case for Adaptive Management

Mercy Corps, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Much has been learned in recent years to guide development organizations when using technology in programs for health, agriculture and education programs. With the advent of tech ecosystems and a focus on entrepreneurship development, many local tech innovators in emerging markets are seeking to solve local problems in the sectors mentioned with local tech solutions.

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Engaging the ‘Last Mile’: Gamification, eLearning, and Social Communications to Promote Financial Education

Women’s World Banking, Diamond Bank, Aflatoun, Souktel Mobile Innovations

We know what youth need to learn when it comes to financial education, but we have not yet figured out a delivery channel that maximizes learning and behavioral change in the most cost-effective and scalable way. Is digital financial education the answer? Aflatoun, Souktel, and Women's World Banking will present innovative digital solutions that leverage mass media, technology, and gamification to reach millions of low-income youth worldwide.

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Start, Save, Invest at Your Service: Retrospectives from Banking over 600,000 Youth

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), Amhara Credit and Savings Institution (ACSI), Save the Children

After years at the forefront leading global youth financial inclusion projects, MEDA, Save the Children, UNCDF, and Amhara Credit and Savings Institution (ACSI) will come together to share cross-cutting lessons learned and recommended practices. Participants will be exposed to practical tools used to revolutionize the field and develop youth-appropriate products and services.

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Measuring Youth Workforce Readiness as a Result of Entrepreneurship Training

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), JA Worldwide, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Many of the skills expected of today's youth, such as perseverance, problem solving, and communication, are associated with an entrepreneurial mindset and incorporated into entrepreneurship education. Despite these trends, there are currently few comprehensive assessments on the market that actually measure these skills.

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