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Why Jobless Arab Youth Need Schooling in Entrepreneurship

World Economic Forum

These days, Abdel Hameed Sharara is a talented young entrepreneur whose determination is a source of motivation to everyone around him. But starting out with a misguided aspiration to attend law school, he was a perfect example of someone with untapped potential living in a region with diverse opportunities that cannot be accessed due to a lack of business education.

Pacific Islands Commit to Policies that Promote Youth Entrepreneurship

The Commonwealth

The governments of eight Commonwealth island countries in the Pacific have resolved to implement policies that will enable more young people to become entrepreneurs and job creators rather than job seekers.  Youth unemployment in the Pacific today stands at 23 percent with young people up to six times more likely to be jobless than the rest of the adult population.  

Opinion: Unleashing Africa’s Youth Farmpreneurs

Devex

Across Africa, the appetite for farming and venturing into farming as a business is evident. From Namibia to Zambia to Botswana, young people are flocking into agribusiness. Governments and business entities are responding to their interest. In Nigeria, for instance, the federal government, in partnership with the African Development Bank, is preparing to launch an ambitious 280 million Enable Youth Programme. It is an initiative that hopes to fund over 1000 youth-led agricultural enterprises in an effort to continue making agriculture attractive to youth.

African Economic Outlook 2017- Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation

African Development Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Development Programme

The annual African Economic Outlook (AEO) monitors the continent’s state of affairs using a collaborative approach. The AEO assesses the recent economic and social situation in Africa, projects likely developments for the near future and explores a special theme on the structure of African economies. The AEO 2017, the 16th edition, examines entrepreneurship and industrialisation in Africa. The report results from a unique partnership between three international organisations: the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme.

UNDP Youth Entrepreneurship Portal- Final Feasibility Report

UNDP

Africa is the youngest continent with almost 200 million people in the age group of 15-24 years. The recent decades have seen entrepreneurial activity heating up across Africa leading to increasing number of youth from this age bracket taking the entrepreneurship plunge and moving from being job seekers to job creators. These youth entrepreneurs are exhibiting increasing risk propensity and heightened responsiveness to emerging entrepreneurship opportunities.

The Impact of Youth Skills Training on the Financial Behavior, Employability and Educational Choice in Morocco

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

In the context of global concerns about the economic exclusion of youth, efforts to facilitate youth access to decent jobs and financial services have become a development priority. This is particularly the case in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, where continued growth of the youth population has exacerbated pressures on education systems and labor markets. This has contributed to poor labor market outcomes for young people, increasingly characterized by high unemployment, underemployment and informality.

YouthConnekt Africa Sumit

ORGANIZER: 
YouthConnekt
DATE: 
Jul 19, 2017 (All day) to Jul 21, 2017 (All day)

Over the last decades, Africa has been experiencing rapid technological and economic development creating new opportunities for millions of people all over the continent. However, with more than 226 million people aged between 15-241 , Africa has the youngest population – and the highest youth unemployment rate (60%  ) – in the world.

TRAINING: Enterprise Development Program for Youth

ORGANIZER: 
The Microfinance Association
DATE: 
Aug 28, 2017 (All day) to Sep 1, 2017 (All day)

The Microfinance Association, through its Fast Track10 program, intends to work with a number of youth and microfinance institutions in G

CONFERENCE: Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion and Economic Development

ORGANIZER: 
LAPO Institute for Microfinance and Enterprise Development
DATE: 
Aug 23, 2017 (All day) to Aug 24, 2017 (All day)

The Conference on Microfinance and Enterprise Development (CMED) brings together academics, practitioners and policymakers from within and outside Nigeria to examine the current state of microfinance and enterprise development, with a v

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Unilever

We are living in a world where temperatures are rising, water shortages are more frequent, food supplies are increasingly scarce and the gap between rich and poor is increasing. Populations are growing fast, making basic hygiene and sanitation even more of a challenge.

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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