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LIVESTREAM PLENARY SESSION: Putting Education to Work

ORGANIZER: 
Clinton Global Initiative
DATE: 
Sep 23, 2014 (04:15pm to 05:30pm)

Hosted by President Bill Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th Annual Meeting will bring CGI members together under the 2014 theme of Reimagining Impact to facilitate the development of forward-thinking approaches that re-envision the way we impact the world.

Moderator:

  • Nicholas Kristof, Columnist and Author, The New York Times

Participants:

Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool

Making Cents International

Microsoft and Making Cents collaborated to offer this framework to support development of a common language and greater understanding of the unique role that each stakeholder can play in the youth workforce development field. Our hope is that they will contribute to greater cooperation, joint projects and increased youth economic opportunities created by information and communication technologies.

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

Youth guarantees: a response to the youth employment crisis?

ILO

Youth guarantees are gaining prominence in the fight against the current youth employment crisis. The concept of youth guarantee implies an entitlement to a job, training or education of a defined group of young people seeking employment and an obligation for the Public Employment Service (PES) or another public authority to provide the services and/or implement the programmes within a given period of time. Several countries in Europe have positive experiences with guarantee schemes.

Resource Type: 
Paper

African Microfinance Week / Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance

ORGANIZER: 
Microfinance Africa
DATE: 
Dec 1, 2014 (All day) to Dec 5, 2014 (All day)

Accelerating innovative rural finance in Africa

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.

PIND 2014 Youth Link Forum: Linking Youth to Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship Development Opportunities in the Niger Delta

ORGANIZER: 
PIND
DATE: 
Oct 14, 2014 (All day) to Oct 15, 2014 (All day)

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is hosting its first Youth Link Forum with the theme “Linking Youth to Employability skills and Entrepreneurship Development Opportunities in the Niger Delta” on 14-15 October, 2014, at the Aldgate Congress Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to discuss and contribute to resolving the most pressing economic and social problems that limit youth potential.

Collaborating to Solve Youth Employment

ORGANIZER: 
Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
DATE: 
Sep 17, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Sub-Saharan Africa faces a paradox that has global relevance and implications: it will be home to the largest youth population in the world by 2050 and although literacy rates (by 6%) and education enrollment rates (by 9%) have been on the rise, youth unemployment continues to hover above 60% across the region. How will African youth create or secure sustainable and meaningful livelihoods? And more specifically, who is responsible for youth employment in Africa?

Society for International Development 2014 Career Fair

ORGANIZER: 
Society for International Development - Washington, D.C. Chapter
DATE: 
Oct 8, 2014 (10:00am to 05:00pm)

The Washington, DC Chapter of the Society for International Development is pleased to announce its 2014 Career Fair. The fair will provide opportunities for entry-level and mid-level professionals to advance their careers and offer human resources representatives a venue to find talented individuals. Participating organizations include a variety of U.S. government agencies, NGOs, and development contracting firms. Our exhibitor list is constantly growing, so check our website for the latest list. We look forward to your participation in this exciting and highly anticipated event!

How Can Youth Empowerment Drive Innovation and Employment? Twitter Chat

ORGANIZER: 
Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
DATE: 
Aug 12, 2014 (10:00am)

During the last decade, several African nations have seen record rates of growth placing them among the top growing economies in the world. Yet, this boom has not translated into an increase in jobs for the estimated 11 million youth who join the workforce each year. Fortunately, today¹s  generation of African youth is more educated, and more connected than ever before. 

Solving the employment crisis requires collaboration involving many sectors, however, youth empowerment is also a key component. To what extent can youth empowerment impact innovation and employment in Africa?

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