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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.

WEBINAR RESOURCES: Youth Inclusive Finance in Times of Conflict: Lessons from Afghanistan & Colombia

Chemonics International and Making Cents International

Expanding access to finance is a challenging endeavor. Add in conflict and the obstacles can seem insurmountable.  Join Making Cents International and Chemonics International on a deep dive into two programs that are currently addressing those obstacles by focusing on mobile technologies, new opportunities for youth and women, and strong local partnerships. Arelis Gomez, Chief of Party of the USAID Colombia Rural Finance Initiative, and Omaid Deqati Rahimi, Banking Capacity Team Lead of the USAID Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan will share their respective program’s methodologies, best practices, and lessons learned for youth inclusive financial services programming when conflict and uncertainty loom. 

Resource Type: 
E-Resource

BLOG: Innovation and Youth Livelihoods, March 2016

The MasterCard Foundation

In partnership with icipe we are embarking on an innovative project called “Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey.” The project will create employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for 12,500 young people in beekeeping and silk farming in Ethiopia, all of whom are between the ages of 18-24, unemployed, out of school and earning an income of less than $2 a day. Ethiopia is the leading honey and beeswax producer in Africa. However, honey production is largely traditional, amounting to about 10 percent of production potential.

REPORT: Findings from Five Youth-Inclusive Rural Finance Pilot Projects, March 2016

Making Cents International, Silatech, IFAD

Rural youth in developing countries make up a large and vulnerable group. Globally, three quarters of the poor live in rural areas, and about one-half of this population is young people. This young and growing population confronts a number of challenges, including poor quality of education, lack of basic infrastructure, lack of access to or control of sufficient land for farming, and, for girls in particular, more traditional cultural norms, which severely hinder their ability to build sustainable livelihoods.

Resource Type: 
Report

Al Amal Rural Youth Case Study

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International is implementing the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP); a three-year grant to increase employment and self-employment of young people aged 15-35 in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries of Egypt, Yemen, Morocco and Tunisia.

Resource Type: 
Report

Accion Center for Financial Inclusion Fellowship Program

Accion International

The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion announces the launch of a Research Fellows Program to support research and thought leadership in financial inclusion. The purpose of this program is to encourage independent researchers and analysts to examine systematically some of the most important challenges in the financial inclusion arena. Fellows will enter the program as either CFI Research Fellows or Accion Research Fellows or, depending on their focus.

Close Up on Young Rural People's Economic Empowerment

IFAD

As part of the NEN Close Up series, the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia Division hosted a knowledge sharing event on rural youth and economic empowerment in the Near East and North Africa. Through a regional grant, IFAD is partnering with Making Cents International, a social enterprise based in Washington DC, and Silatech, a social initiative working to create opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world, to help increase the employment and self-employment opportunities of more than 18,000 young people of ages 15-35.

Financial Literacy Summit: Improving Millenials' Financial Literacy with Mobile Technology

ORGANIZER: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, VISA
DATE: 
Apr 15, 2015 (09:00am to 11:30am)

How can mobile technology improve financial literacy for today's young adults?

Cracking the Nut 2015: Expanding Rural & Agricultural Markets Amid Climate Change

ORGANIZER: 
AZMJ
DATE: 
Mar 2, 2015 (All day) to Mar 3, 2015 (All day)

The two-day learning event will focus on innovations in the development of rural and agricultural markets amid global climate change. The conference will convene a melting pot of top industry leaders from financial institutions, donors, investors, private sector companies and development organizations. This year, the conference will explore the issue of climate change through three key learning tracks:

1. Strengthening Rural & Agricultural Infrastructure;

2. Expanding Financial Services to Rural Areas; and

Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) - Rwanda

ORGANIZER: 
University of New Hampshire, The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP)
DATE: 
Nov 3, 2014 (All day) to Nov 14, 2014 (All day)

The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) moves to Rwanda in November to offer three courses for savings groups practitioners. Our affiliate host Sterling Micro Development Consultants (Rwanda) Ltd. is organizing the workshop at the Nobleza Hotel located in Kicukiro Centre just 15 minutes from Kigali International Air Port.

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