Three Weeks that Changed Everything


Intel is working to empower girls to create tomorrow’s technology through programs like this summer camp that brought girls from nine countries together in Rwanda.

The 2nd Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work (CCYW)

The Government of the Republic of South Africa, The Commonwealth Secretariat, University of South Africa (UNISA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) of South Africa
Mar 8, 2016 (All day) to Mar 10, 2016 (All day)

Originally Posted by: The Common Wealth

The Government of the Republic of South Africa, in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, University of South Africa (UNISA), and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) of South Africa is hosting the 2nd Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work (CCYW).

Out-of-School Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Policy Perspective

The World Bank

The economic and social prospects are daunting for the 89 million out-of-school youth who comprise nearly half of all youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Within the next decade when this cohort becomes the core of the labor market, an estimated 40 million more youth will drop out, and will face an uncertain future without work and life skills. Their lack of work and life skills will impair these youth’s ability to get good jobs in desirable occupations, resulting in low and unstable incomes while exposing them to potentially long periods of unemployment.

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CONFERENCE: International Youth Leadership Conference 2016 in Dubai, March 2016

Civic Concept International

he 8th International Youth Leadership Conference-UAE is NOW OPEN to applications from ambitious University students and graduates aged 18-26, from all over the world seeking to exchange diverse ideas and views concerning global challenges and the future of world leadership. Applications will be processed on the 1st and 15th of every month. Accepted participants will receive an electronic Acceptance Package, and are expected to confirm their attendance at their earliest convenience.

A response to “Skills for Employability in Africa and Asia”

Workforce Connections

In her response to Nicholas Burnett and Shubha Jayaram’s “Skills for Employability in Africa and Asia”, Youth Advisory Board member Michaella Munyuzangabo notes that while extra-curricular activities can be downplayed by teachers, especially in Africa, they can be very important in developing non-cognitive skills for students who will use them in the workplace.   Parents and students, employers, and school officials should rebrand extra-curricular activities, highlighting

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Understanding Youth: Towards a Psychology of Youth Poverty and Development in Sub-Saharan African Cities

Brooks World Poverty Institute

Youth is commonly conceptualised as a period of transition in which young people strive to meet the social markers of adulthood, such as getting work, starting families and being recognised as full and productive citizens. Here we extend our analysis of youth to capture the developmental needs of young people in this process of ‘becoming’. In doing so we explore the literature on developmental psychology and youth well-being that has been well explored in the Global North, but less so in the Global South.

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Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social & Emotional Learning

Susan Crown Exchange and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

In 2014, the Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), a national foundation, and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, a research center, set out to determine how out-of-school programs throughout the country can be more intentional about providing social and emotional skill development. From an extensive pool of applicants, the Weikart Center and SCE selected eight top out-of-school programs that not only make a commitment to SEL, but have a proven track record of working with one of the hardest populations to reach: vulnerable and at-risk adolescents.

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Programa Para O Futuro - Enabling Disadvantaged Youth to Build New Futures

FHI 360

In this study, disadvantaged Brazilian youth participated in a year-long program that used technical skills training as the foundation for learning, while also developing the soft skills that are potentially more important for longer term success.

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Work-Based Learning Opportunities for High School Students

FHI 360, National Institute for Work and Learning

In this report, The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) presents a conceptual foundation for furthering work based learning (WBL) through a review of the three main WBL models: internships, youth apprenticeships, and school-based enterprises.

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Review of Development Partner Support for African Union Youth Employment and Education Priorities

Workforce Connections, FHI 360

This report provides an overview of efforts of the African Union (AU) and its development partners to strengthen education in Africa, in the context of the urgent and growing youth employment challenge facing the Continent. It begins with an overview of the AU’s role, structure, and main strategic frameworks and priorities as they relate to youth employment and education.

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