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In North Africa, World Learning & Souktel Link Youth with Jobs via WhatsApp, Text & Web

Souktel
With its rich oil and gas deposits, Algeria has long been able to sidestep many of the social and economic challenges facing other North African nations. But as oil prices drop and the youth population grows, young Algerians are feeling the pressure: On average, 1 in 4 Algerian youth is unemployed; among college grads, the jobless rate is close to twice the national average.
 

Youth Unemployment is a Problem All Over Africa, except for One Country

Quartz Africa

Africa’s rise has not taken its young people along with it. Economies riding the resource boom of the last decade are coming back down with a thud, exposing that the steep rise in GDPs that lent itself to the “Africa rising” narrative did little for the continent’s youth. The youth bulge that was supposed to energize the continent’s resurgence is increasingly looking like a threat.

Young Entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where Are They Now?

International Labour Organization

PEMBA, Tanzania (ILO News) – Twenty-four-year-old tailor, Nuru Nassor, struggled to make ends meet. She was one of many underemployed young Tanzanians who wanted to work more hours.

Skills at Scale: Transferable Skills in Secondary and Vocational Education in Africa

MasterCard Foundation

Despite the recent economic slowdown, the majority of African countries continue to experience economic growth, rising trade and increasing inflows of foreign investment. Peace, political stability and good governance are also on the rise. Yet a closer examination offers a sobering reminder that growth alone does not guarantee equitable development.

Invisible Lives: Understanding Youth Livelihoods In Ghana and Uganda

MasterCard Foundation

African youth lead varied and complex lives. They face diverse situations and opportunities. The recurring theme is one of challenge. On one hand, Africa is experiencing unprecedented population growth, with limited formal sector employment prospects. Despite new economic opportunities, formal jobs and wage employment remain elusive. On the other hand, investments in primary education have created better access to education and have contributed to a new era of prosperity and opportunity across Africa, yet opportunities for youth are uneven across the continent.

Youth Economic Opportunities Network 2016 Report

Making Cents International
Making Cents International is committed to meeting the needs of the global youth population by developing and supporting evidence-based, scalable, and sustainable initiatives. For ten years, our Youth Economic Opportunities Network (YEO Network) has contributed to the capacity of youth development stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate high-impact youth economic opportunity programs, policies, and partnerships.
 
Resource Type: 
Report

The Lost Generation of Job Creators: A Cross-Sector Forum on Expanding Access for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs

ORGANIZER: 
Global Center for Youth Employment
DATE: 
Apr 19, 2017 (11:15am)
Are we at risk of losing a generation of job creators? If so, why are current efforts falling short? And what, through collective action, can we do about it?
 
Join us for a dynamic discussion of the need, proposed solutions, and next steps for collaboration, at the Global Center for Youth Employment on May 17, 2017. 
 

FORUM: Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum

ORGANIZER: 
SEEP Network
DATE: 
May 23, 2017 (All day) to May 25, 2017 (All day)
The advancement of women’s rights and economic empowerment in market systems contributes to the economic well-being of families, communities, and nations. Increasingly, stakeholders from the public and private sectors as well as civil society members are raising their voices on women’s economic empowerment.
 

Generation Now: Investing in Adolescents Today to Shape the World of Tomorrow

ORGANIZER: 
World Bank/IMF
DATE: 
Apr 20, 2017 (11:00am to 12:15pm)

The World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings Human Development Flagship event will provide a platform for unparalleled global influencer voices to come together to highlight how integrated, high-impact investments across health, nutrition, education, skills and social protection can transform the life trajectory for young people living in poverty and put countries on stronger paths toward inclusive, sustainable g

Global Center for Youth Employment Ideathon

Global Center for Youth Employment & Ford Foundation & 1776

The Global Center for Youth Employment, in partnership with the Ford Foundation and 1776 will host a two-day Ideathon to source, co-design, and invest in innovative solutions to youth employment. Selected ideas will gain seed funding and in-kind partnership from Center members to support, test, and evaluate ideas as they grow.

JOB: Associate Global Practice Specialist-Workforce Development and Youth Economic Growth

DAI

DAI seeks a junior to mid-level professional with hands-on experience in demand-driven youth and workforce development programming. The Associate Global Practice Specialist/Global Practice Specialist I/II, Youth and Workforce Development will support the Workforce Development Practice (Economic Growth) to deliver youth and workforce development programs across existing and new clients.

JOB: Economic Growth and Trade Practice Associate

Chemonics International

Chemonics International is currently recruiting for an Economic Growth and Trade (EGT) practice associate! The EGT practice associate is an important role, supporting Chemonics’ technical positioning and housing Chemonics’ institutional knowledge for EGT projects and proposals around the world. The practice associate contributes to the EGT practice strategy and work plan, and is responsible for monitoring and completing tasks related to the technical practice, including contributions to industry outreach, supporting competitive proposal and project management, and innovation.