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FELLOWSHIP: Young Water Fellowship Program 2017

Young Water Solutions

The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

JOB: Technical Advisor II – Youth Microfinance and Livelihood

Catholic Relief Services

CRS is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual, who can help the Agency provide leadership in developing the business and marketing skills of vulnerable communities. Target clients for this work are poor households, youth, and women, mainly in rural and peri-urban areas. CRS has had considerable success in deploying its fee-for-service, private service provider (PSP), delivery mechanism for its savings and internal lending communities (savings groups approach) and more recently has extended the microfinance skills curriculum delivered by the PSPs to include financial education.

Blogs

Positive Youth Development: What is it? And does it impact youth employability?

Results for Development

On Tuesdays, my colleagues and I take a break from assessing health and education challenges to strategize on the soccer field instead. We’re very good at strategizing, but we’re awful at scoring goals. Soccer, of course, is a sport that requires thoughtful strategy, but a game plan is not very useful without clear communication to execute it, the stamina to run across the field toward the goal, or the skills to kick the ball on target. If we’re going to score, win games and fulfill our goal of making the playoffs, we need that whole package.

Africa's Defining Challenge

UNDP

Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it’s growing fast. By 2055, the continent’s youth population (aged 15-24), is expected to be more than double the 2015 total of 226 million. Yet the continent remains stubbornly inhospitable – politically, economically, and socially – to young people. The success of African governments’ efforts to address this will be the single most important factor determining whether the continent prospers or suffers in the coming decades.

Gainful Employment Regulations Will Protect Students and Taxpayers. Don't Change Them.

Brookings Institute

In the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of American student-loan borrowers leaving college with high debt and low earnings. The resulting unsustainable debt burdens impose substantial costs on students and on federal taxpayers.