World Economic Forum
To thrive in a rapidly evolving, technology-mediated world, students must not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, mathematics and science, but they must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration and curiosity. All too often, however, students in many countries are not attaining these skills. In this context, the World Economic Forum has taken on a multi-year initiative, New Vision for Education, to examine the pressing issue of skills gaps and explore ways to address these gaps through technology.
Microsoft Italy and Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
THE PINK CLOUD INITIATIVE
May 19-21, 2015 in Milan, Italy
During EXPO 2015
Microsoft Italy and Friendship Ambassadors Foundation invite female students/ professionals (age 18-24) to a special initiative called The Pink Cloud, which aims to encourage young women to undertake STEM studies and to inspire professional STEM careers.
Microsoft Italy will be providing full scholarships to qualified candidates, to attend and take part in The Pink Cloud Initiative, in Milan, Italy.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development LEED Program
Online portals have the potential of providing a cost-effective and scalable solution to workforce development and livelihood issues, connecting job seekers and employers in a direct, immediate fashion. Do these portals have the foundation to provide real life impact on young people’s lives and the economy at large? In this session, at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Brianna Bailey presented on the challenges and successes of JOVEN360’s professional development platform in Central America.
National Geographic, DAI
While tourism is one of largest industries globally, youth are often underrepresented in terms of employment and enterprise development opportunities. This session, presented at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, examined the tourism sector through the eyes of youth, their desires and aspirations, and how global industry trends in tourism, such as the increased importance of e-marketing, can be leveraged for more innovative employment opportunities.
Adoption of electronic data capture and data management systems is still a rarity in international development. With mobile phone user penetration in continuous rise, the possibilities for real-time program monitoring, interactive data collection, and self-reporting activities from the field are within grasp for any organization—including the very new possibility of receiving real-time information from program participants via SMS.
Nov 20, 2014 (All day) to Dec 2, 2014 (All day)
Débat en ligne : Comment renforcer l’entrepreneuriat agricole par les jeunes dans les pays ACP? Quels rôles pour les TIC?
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
International Labor Organization
ILO reveals substantial skills mismatch in Europe
New ILO study calls on governments and social partners in Europe to provide workers with skills that match those demanded by employers.