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Applications Open: Global Young Researchers

Restless Development

We're looking for 20 young people from around the world to join our team of Global Young Researchers to explore how to strengthen the environment for youth development, focusing on participation, protection and livelihoods. The Young Researchers, who need to have experience with youth movements and/or conducting research on youth-related issues, will conduct research from their home locations, between May and July 2015. Youth Policy Labs will support the Young Researchers remotely throughout the research period.

Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change

Microsoft YouthSpark

Everyone starts somewhere.

The Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a chance for you to share how you spark change in your world, or how you want to! Whether you are already creating change in your school or community, or if you are ready to start, we want to hear from you!

Share your idea. Spark Change!

What could I win?

Microsoft is awarding exciting prizes to help you do more good. And this the Challenge has been extended to 13 to 17 year olds! 15 finalists from each age group (13-17 and 18-25) will win a Surface Pro 3 with Office 365.  

Apply for the 2015 Andrew E. Rice Award

Society for International Development

The Andrew E. Rice Award for Leadership and Innovation by a Young Professional in International Development (Rice Award) recognizes the achievements of an exceptional young professional working in the field of international development.

Millennium Leadership Program

Atlantic Council

The Millennium Fellowship is open to rising leaders and innovators around the world committed to achieving transformational change in their communities, countries, and professional fields with a global impact. Fellows will be at the forefront of the Atlantic Council's work to promote constructive leadership and create a more secure and prosperous world. Through a competitive application process, the Atlantic Council will accept approximately twenty exceptional leaders who are thirty-five years old and under into the inaugural class of Millennium fellows this spring.

Apply to become a 2015 Laureate Global Fellow!

Youth Action Net

Are you a young person leading change?
Apply to become a 2015 Laureate Global Fellow! 

Request for Concept Papers: Workforce Connections Learning Grants

Closing Date:

Jan 9, 2015

Workforce Connections (WC) seeks to bring together a dedicated community of practice focusing on youth workforce development, providing opportunities for USAID staff, implementing organizations, and a broader set of stakeholders to exchange knowledge and disseminate evidence of positive and less positive results. Connections will create a “big tent” community, within which there will be more tightly facilitated working groups around specific themes of interest.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Youth Employment Project in Bangladesh Wins ILO Good Practice Contest

International Labour Organization

A Bangladeshi youth employment project “From Margin to Mainstream” won one of the first prizes in a good practice contest organized by the ILO and featured on MTV. The project helps young people with disabilities step into the labour market and become agents of change.

PUBLICATION: The Business Case for Youth Savings

CGAP

With almost half the world's population today under the age of 25, youth finance represents a largely untapped business opportunity. Despite this potential, there are surprisingly few examples of providing youth savings in a profitable manner. Few financial service providers, especially in developing countries with large young populations, target youth specifically as a segment. A new CGAP paper examines the business considerations for financial service providers offering savings products to young people.

Millions Learning Global Call for Case Studies

Brookings Institute

In 41 countries around the world, one in three students who leave school after grade five or six still cannot read all or part of a sentence. Whether they live in Detroit or New Delhi, too often our children are failing to learn the very basics—even after spending years in school. And this is on top of the 58 million children who remain out of school. To address this crisis, we must reach millions of children with interventions that not only get them into school but ensure that, while there, they acquire knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.  

Entrepreneurs for Social Change: Call for applications now open

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is organizing a 7-day training in collaboration with Fondazione CRT and the Italian Government. The training will bring together 20 young people from the Euro-Mediterranean region to enhance the skills needed to boost a business idea with a social mission, and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion.

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