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INTERVIEW : Unleash the entrepreneur in every small farmer - new UN agency chief

Thompson Reuters Foundation
Gilbert Houngbo, who served as Prime Minister of Togo from 2008 to 2012, was appointed as president of IFAD  (International Fund for Agricultural Development). 
 
Training young farmers to turn agriculture into a business is key to eradicating poverty and curbing economic migration, the new president of the U.N. agricultural development agency said on Wednesday.
 

On My Journey to Agripreneurship

MasterCard Foundation
My name is Laetitia Victoria Mukungu and I am from Kenya. I am a third-year student at EARTH University in Costa Rica, where I study Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource Management. My passion lies in rural women’s empowerment, food security and child education.
 

Youths Spearheading New Models for Putting The SDGs into Practice

Citiscope
For hundreds of millions of children and young adults who wake each day to poverty, the future can look daunting. There are few avenues to escape life in slums, where dreams often are dampened by a reality of limited access to essentials — such as education and health care — that others take for granted.
 

REPORT: Prosepect's Learning Paper No. 6: Young Female Entrepreneurs

Prospects Liberia

The Employment and Entrepreneurship sub-program under Prospects Liberia provides young entrepreneurs, aged 18 to 35 years, business skills training and the opportunity to apply for a microgrant (USD 250 to USD 750) to start up or expand a business through a Youth Investment Fund. Data captured throughout the program indicates that significantly more women than men seek and receive the small business grants. Given this information, the Prospects team sought to understand what motivates young women to pursue entrepreneurship.

Resource Type: 
Report

GUIDE: Youth Guide to the Global Goals, Dec 2016

Youth Service America

The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries - regardless of income - to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

REPORT: Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship, Nov 2016

The World Bank

The Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 analyses the attitudes, challenges and opportunities of Latin America’s youth. Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aged 15 to 29 number more than 163 million – around a quarter of the region’s total population. The region’s once promising economy is now slowing down, challenging the social, political and economic progress of the last decade. As such, young people stand at a crossroads, embodying the region’s promise and perils.

Resource Type: 
Report

The Future of Work We Want: A Global Dialogue

ORGANIZER: 
International Labour Organization
DATE: 
Apr 6, 2017 (All day) to Apr 7, 2017 (All day)

Around the world, in economies at all stages of development, profound changes in the nature of work are underway.

CONFERENCE: 5th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - April 26-27, 2017

ORGANIZER: 
Academic Conferences and Publishing International
DATE: 
Apr 26, 2017 (All day) to Apr 27, 2017 (All day)

The International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established 4 years ago and it has been held in South Africa, USA, Thailand and Canada. ICIE has been attended by participants from more than 30 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship. In 2016 the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson University played host to the first Innovative Youth Incubator Awards. We look forward to an interesting competition again this year in Kuala Lumpur where the Conference Chair is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz.

CONFERENCE" Cracking the Nut Conference, March 27-28, 2017

ORGANIZER: 
Connexus Corporation
DATE: 
Mar 27, 2017 (All day) to Mar 28, 2017 (All day)

Cracking the Nut 2017 will provide a demand-driven, collaborative learning space where participants share experiences and best practice information on programs, methodologies, strategies and tools; network to build partnerships; and gain new technical capacities to build the fields of sustainable energy, agriculture, food processing and distribution, and access to finance. This two-day event will bring together approximately 300 of the world’s leading industry thought leaders from private sector companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, and development practitioners to discuss  “tough nuts” related reinforcing food systems and urban demand

FELLOWSHIP: Anzisha Prize for African Youth Entrepreneurs

African Leadership Academy & MasterCard Foundation
Coveted fellowship to be awarded to 15 promising youth entrepreneurs
 

FELLOWSHIP: Pond's Fellowship Program

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Vital Voices is very eager to receive applications from capable and visionary young women and millennials, working on all issue-areas from both the private and non-profit sectors. This program is especially targeting women ages 18-25 from India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

What sets these young leaders apart is their vision for change and determination to challenge the status quo. Fresh thinking and leading with empathy, inclusion and collaboration will make the difference to reshape our world for the better.

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PROGRAM: WYSE Leadership Programme 2017 in Brazil, Dec 2016

WYSE International

Our International Leadership Programmes take the form of a 12 day intensive training, where participants from many different cultures, religions and socio-economic backgrounds come together to form an international learning community. The programme provides an opportunity to experiment with new models, creating a holistic view of the world we live in that is underpinned by the need for shared values and an awareness of our ultimate interconnection.