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The Digital Jobs Africa Network: Increasing Effectiveness through Knowledge Exchange

Making Cents International

Making Cents International is forming and facilitating a network of organizations who offer demand-driven training for digital jobs and job placement to disadvantaged, high potential youth. The network is comprised of 16 of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) grantees and partners in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The network kicked off in October 2014.

How can we fix ‘DIS’ system? Approaches to the Demand, Intermediation and Supply Nexus of Youth Employment Projects

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Part 1: Why project implementers should move to the backseat and let their partners take the wheel: an example from Bosnia’s IT sector 

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Every Day Should be “World Youth Skills Day”

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Originally posted on CSIS on July 14, 2015.

Getting Millions to Learn: INJAZ Works for Greater Youth Employability in Jordan

Brookings

Originally posted by Brookings on July 10, 2015. 

Editor's Note: This blog series discusses select case studies, and what makes them interesting, that have been chosen for preliminary research by the Millions Learning project at the Brookings Center for Universal Education.

Africa's Demographics are a Dividend, Not a Time Bomb

Devex

Originally posted by Devex on June 18, 2015

While advanced economies are facing the problem of an aging population, one of Africa’s most attractive assets both domestically and internationally is that it holds the world’s largest youth demographic. To those keeping close tabs on Africa, this burgeoning working age population serves as a stark reminder of the segment’s yieldable socio-economic power — should its full potential be harnessed at both government and private sector levels.

Education Matters, But Skills Matter More

LabourNet

Originally published by Devex on June 30, 2015

When I was 18 years old, full of ambition, zeal and energy, I graduated from high school in Kampala, Uganda, with good grades and a great command of the English language. With my gap year at hand, I combed the streets of Uganda’s capital, looking for a job. After being turned down several times for not having the right skills, through a friend’s mother I was finally hired at a fruit juice factory where I hauled heavy juice boxes. My strength was the only skill needed and I was thrilled to be earning a meager $1.25 a day.

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