FULL LIST OF LIVELIHOODS

Connecting Youth to Opportunity:Better Understanding the Needs of Disconnected Young People in Washington, DC

The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA)

This report highlights key findings from a recent survey and a series of focus groups with 481 youth ages 16–24 from across the District of Columbia who were at least marginally reconnected to various schools, training programs, or community based social-service organizations. This research effort was designed to better understand how, when, and why youth choose to reconnect, the barriers that prevent reconnection, and the strategies that could facilitate reconnection.

Resource Type: 
Report

Youth Employment in Africa: Whose job is it? Webinar & Twitter Chat

ORGANIZER: 
Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
DATE: 
Jun 25, 2014 (09:00am to 11:00pm)

Around the world, the communities with the brightest futures create innovative opportunities for youth to build sustainable livelihoods, pursue meaningful careers and shape better realities for themselves and for those around them. Unfortunately, in many communities within sub-Saharan Africa, youth find themselves jobless and entrenched in systems that do not welcome innovation or change.

Scaling Mobile Employment Services: A Stakeholder Perspective – Increasing opportunities for youth through mobile

GSMA Mobile for Employment

The Mobile for Employment programme held a workshop on the topic of ‘Youth, Mobile and  Employment’ in Kigali, Rwanda on 28th January 2014. This report highlights the key findings of the workshop along with a review of the employment market in Rwanda. It discusses the commercial and operational considerations for all stakeholders and introduces possible business models along with recommendations to accelerate MNO market entry and participation in this sector in a meaningful and value-adding role.

Resource Type: 
Report

DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

ORGANIZER: 
Microsoft
DATE: 
Aug 4, 2014 (08:00am) to Aug 8, 2014 (04:30pm)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. One of our signature programs, DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls, works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience, firsthand, what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology.

A Chance for Change: Child and Youth Finance and the Post-2015 Agenda

CYFI

“A Chance for Change: Child and Youth Finance and the Post-2015 Agenda” was organized by CYFI with the support of UNCDF on the 23rd of May, 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meeting featured high-level stakeholders and was attended by 341 participants from 90 countries, including ambassadors and representatives of 43 permanent missions to the UN.

Resource Type: 
Report

InterAction Forum 2014

ORGANIZER: 
InterAction, AIYD
DATE: 
Jun 10, 2014 (09:30am) to Jun 13, 2014 (05:30pm)

Taking place from June 10-13, 2014.

Three Ways to Bridge the Employability Gap in the Developing World

Results for Development (R4D)

Re-posted with permission from R4D:

What are the skills needed for employability in the 21st century economy? And what innovative models are needed to deliver these skills to students?

Higher Education and the World of Work

ORGANIZER: 
SID
DATE: 
May 21, 2014 (10:00am to 11:30am)

How do students gain formal work experience during their post-secondary experience before making the transition to formal employment? What are best practices for gaining work experience that prepare students with the soft and hard skills needed to be successful in their professional lives? Join us for a conversation with experts to discuss best practices and lessons learned from current models from around the globe.

Moderator:

Joyce Warner, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, IREX

Panelists:

Voice & Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity

ORGANIZER: 
World Bank
DATE: 
May 14, 2014 (05:15pm to 06:15pm)

After two years, many consultations, and many more hours of work, our team will launch a groundbreaking report on 14 May, with Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Employment Generation in Rural Africa: Mid-term Results from an Experimental Evaluation of the Youth Opportunities Program in Northern Uganda

Innovations for Poverty Action

Can cash transfers promote employment and reduce rural poverty in Africa? Will lower youth unemployment and poverty reduce the risk of social instability? We experimentally evaluate one of Uganda’s largest development programs, which provided thousands of young people nearly unconditional, unsupervised cash transfers to pay for vocational training, tools, and business start-up costs. Mid-term results after two years suggest four main findings.

Resource Type: 
Report

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