WEBINAR: Positive Youth Development for Workforce Readiness and Employability: What Do We Know?
This webinar, focused on workforce readiness and employability, is the first in a series that builds upon sector-specific analysis from our recently released Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. The webinar will provide insights into the following questions: What does Positive Youth Development (PYD) look like in workforce readiness and employability programs? What is the evidence of effectiveness of a PYD approach in improving workforce readiness outcomes? As a youth employability practitioner, how can you integrate PYD strategies into your own youth programming to improve outcomes?
PYD is a guiding principle of USAID’s Youth in Development Policy. Both a philosophy and an approach, it is a paradigm shift in how we understand young people and how we provide youth services. Based on YouthPower Learning’s Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, which examines implementation and evidence of PYD, the YouthPower Learning team has developed sector-specific briefs to deepen our understanding of what PYD approaches look like as they are applied to health, democracy and governance, and workforce readiness and employability.
Moderated by Nancy Taggart, Senior Youth and Workforce Advisor at USAID, this 1.5-hour webinar will feature YouthPower Learning team members Daniel Plaut and Caitlin Moss. You will also hear researcher and practitioner perspectives on PYD from Dr. Sajeda Amin, Senior Associate at Population Council, who will discuss the impact of the Council's BALIKA project in Bangladesh; and from Ms. Anna Barrett, Senior Program Officer at Partners of the Americas, who will present findings from their multi-country A Ganar project.
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following link: https://youthpower.adobeconnect.com/pydsystematicreview/
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