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Millennials for Hire: Transforming Talent into Workforce Competency

JOVEN360

Online portals have the potential of providing a cost-effective and scalable solution to workforce development and livelihood issues, connecting job seekers and employers in a direct, immediate fashion. Do these portals have the foundation to provide real life impact on young people’s lives and the economy at large? In this session, at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Brianna Bailey presented on the challenges and successes of JOVEN360’s professional development platform in Central America.

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The Nexus of Youth, Technology and Tourism

National Geographic, DAI

While tourism is one of largest industries globally, youth are often underrepresented in terms of employment and enterprise development opportunities. This session, presented at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, examined the tourism sector through the eyes of youth, their desires and aspirations, and how global industry trends in tourism, such as the increased importance of e-marketing, can be leveraged for more innovative employment opportunities.

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Effective Models & Approaches to Creating Mentoring Programs

Mentoring International

In the session, "Effective Models & Approaches to Creating Mentoring Programs in Different Contexts," at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, participants had the opportunity to explore the relationship between mentorship, gender, and economic opportunity and discuss various practices (e.g. peer-to-peer, inter-generational, co-gender, online) that have proven to be effective in diverse contexts and with various youth populations.

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Getting Started with Mobile Technology

Pact

Adoption of electronic data capture and data management systems is still a rarity in international development. With mobile phone user penetration in continuous rise, the possibilities for real-time program monitoring, interactive data collection, and self-reporting activities from the field are within grasp for any organization—including the very new possibility of receiving real-time information from program participants via SMS.

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Results for Development Presents: Plugging into ICT- Secondary education, IT skills and Employability

Results for Development Institute

What does the ICT revolution really have to offer to learners in developing countries? At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, participants had the opportunity to learn how public education systems - particularly secondary education - can contribute to preparing youth for transition to careers in the digital economy, and how teachers and students alike can benefit from using ICT to modernize pedagogy and make classrooms more effective.

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FHI 360 Presents: Plugging into ICT- Secondary education, IT skills and Employability

FHI 360

What does the ICT revolution really have to offer to learners in developing countries? At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, participants had the opportunity to learn how public education systems - particularly secondary education - can contribute to preparing youth for transition to careers in the digital economy, and how teachers and students alike can benefit from using ICT to modernize pedagogy and make classrooms more effective. Dr.

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No Jobs without Experience, No Experience without Jobs… Stepping out of the Catch-22

Education for Employment, Microsoft Corporation, NetHope Academy, Koru

How do young people get their first job if every employer requires work experience? It's a classic catch-22. At the Workforce Development session "No Jobs without Experience, No Experience without Jobs: Stepping out of the Catch-22," at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Taleb Salhab from Education for Employment, Yvonne Thomas from Microsoft, Lisa Obradobich from NetHope Academy and Kristen Hamilton from Koru discussed how providing innovative internships programs is a way to solve the problem.

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Collaborating with the Private Sector in the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Sectors

Akilah Institute for Women

Private sector collaboration has provided to have many benefits as it can increase speed and cost efficiency of projects, alleviate capacity constraints, and add value to a project by providing diverse knowledge and expertise. In the drive to increase opportunities for formal employment for unemployed youth, NGOs have begun to collaborate with the private sector to create practical strategies in improving youth employment outcomes in projects.

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Going Mobile: Five Steps to Achieving Scale, Impact, and Sustainability in Youth Programming

Souktel Inc.

From Asia to the Americas, mobile phone use is booming- especially among youth. But how-and when- will using mobiles in your youth workforce development projects contribute to your project's success? At the Workforce Development session "Going Mobile: Five Steps to Achieving Scale, Impact and Sustainability," at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Jacob Korenblum, CEO and Co-Founder of Souktel Inc., outlines 5 easy ways to incorporate mobile and web applications into livelihoods project design, along with providing key steps for evaluating these tech-based interventions.

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Activism in a New Digial Landscape

Facebook

2013 was the first year in history that digital media overtook TV as the primary global channel for media consumption. In this presentation, Kaiya Waddell and Chase Mohney of Facebook discuss how the rapid proliferation of mobile technology has been the driver for this change in media, resulting in the need for corresponding changes in successful marketing and organizing. Theywalk through the major components of these changes, with a focus on how to think about content creation and tools for impactful activism.

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