Viable Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth: Understanding Rural Youth Perspectives and Rural Development Strategies

Making Cents International

Webinar Speaker(s):
Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana (Ghana)
Paul Sparks, Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at BRAC (Uganda)
MODERATED BY: Hillary Proctor, Senior Specialist of Capacity Building & Rural Livelihoods at Making Cents International (USA)

About the Webinar: This webinar was designed for you to learn the basics of different approaches that can increase financial capabilities and employment prospects for rural youth, such as:

•    What do you need to know about rural youth vs. youth in general?
•    How do you identify and learn about best practices in rural youth workforce and enterprise development?
•    Where are the jobs and business opportunities for rural youth and how do you find them?

In this interactive discussion, Nana Akua shared her revealing analysis of the deep diversity in the experiences and desires of rural youth in Ghana while Paul explained how a rural development model proven in Bangladesh is incorporating young women and adapting to the Ugandan context. Be part of the next generation of rural development where today’s young people are defining tomorrow’s landscape.

About the Series: Apply It! Rural Youth Webinar Series was designed as a continuation of the “Spotlight on Rural Youth” from the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. You can look forward to more sessions on this and other priority topics such as youth employment opportunities in the technology and hospitality sectors at the 2014 conference. Read more.

Webinar Presentations:

Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, University of Ghana
Paul Sparks, BRAC
Hillary Proctor, Making Cents International

Webinar Recording: