Innovative Use of Technology for Data Collection in Youth Programs was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Discussed in this presentation are the use of various kinds of mobile and Internet-based technology for monitoring, research and evaluation activities. Also examined are the relative merits and limitations of each type of technology. How these tools are being used in youth programming around the world, and how your organization can make use of them as well is discussed as well.
Intel Learn: Technology, Critical Thinking and Collaboration for Youth of All Ages was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Intel Learn, a learner-centered, project-based, hands on technology program was examined. The medium of this program is teaching underserved youth technology skills, like the Microsoft Office package – but the goal is teaching 21st century learning skills and critical thinking skills through Collaborative learning, Projects, and presentation skills.
"Markets Go Mobile for Youth Entrepreneurs" was presented under the Enterprise Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Examined in this presentation is how International Trade Centre is using mobile phones to innovate business communications and trade transactions between producers, marketers, traders and exporters who are disadvantaged by their location and/or the level of economic development.
In this video from the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, Gabriele Zedlmayer of HP explores the role that technology and innovation can play in youth economic development. She argues that while not the solution in and of itself, technology is an enabler that can help young people better live up to their potential, be it as a scientist, business-owner, or academic.
Join us at SEEP 2012 Annual Conference, focused this year on Building Inclusive Markets: Impact Through Financial and Enterprise Solutions. The SEEP conference is the premier practitioner event in the industry, bringing together over 500 professionals representing 250+ organizations from 70 countries. This year, the SEEP Network will host a number of exciting trainings, workshops, and plenary sessions, bringing together the most dynamic and relevant practitioners in the industry. For the first time, SEEP will also host a career fair in microfinance and enterprise development.
OpenEntry (OE) is a non-profit development organization with 13 years of experience bringing the benefits of e-commerce to thousands of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in 44 countries including Haiti, Brazil, Laos, India, Zimbabwe, Mali, Netherlands, Kenya, Bangladesh, and USA.
A United Nations Development Program evaluation of OE in Nepal (http://goo.gl/EWd4b) concluded:
The concept of the Business Labs emerged from a Trinidadian project undertaken by the Organization of American States, the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago. The Minister of Education thought that the way in which schools utilize laboratories to provide practical experience in the areas of science, could be applied to business education, thus adding a new dimension to the current theoretical approach.
Nick Cain, International Partnerships Manager for Vittana, discusses the dual roles of Vittana as an engine for developing financial products (student loans), and as a person to person funder via its website, vittana.org. Specifics of how “risk-tolerant” capital provided by individual social investors around the world provide the capital Vittana’s microfinance partners need for making student-centered education loans in the developing world is outlined with examples from actual students.