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Financing Generation Y: Innovations in Youth and Education Lending

KIVA

KIVA presented a session titled "Financing Generation Y: Innovations in Start-up and Education Lending" at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This resource will cover examples of how partners around the world have taken advantage of Kiva's flexible and risk-tolerant capital to design and fund loan products for youth.

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The Adolescent Brain: Ready and Open for Business

Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International helped lead a session titled "The Adolescent Brain is Ready and Open for Business: Research Implications on Youth Economic Opportunities" at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.

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The Teen Brain: Insights from Neuroimaging

National Institute of Mental Health

Research on adolescent brain development was presented at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This resource will provide an overview of current adolescent brain research and may help practitioners to strengthen youth workforce development and economic empowerment strategies.

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Creating Youth Business Acumen and Micro-enterprise in Rural Nicaragua

Fabretto Foundation and Mayorga Coffee

The Fabretto Foundation shared their experiences and partnership with Mayorga Coffee at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Learn about their methodology and success they have had in rural Nicaraguan agricultural communities.

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Ideame: The Crowdfunding Platform for Latin America

Ideame

Learn about Ideame, "The Crowd Funding Platform for Latin America", that was presented at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. See the problems and solutions developed by CEO Luis Ortiz Gross who describes why crowd funding is being used as an innovative funding mechanism for young entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Cooperatives and Producer Organizations Working for Rural Youth

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

"What do ambitious rural young people really need?" was a question addressed under the Gender track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The answer: An ear, a hand and a heart provided by a mentor or coach and membership in supportive producer groups. Learn about the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s economic opportunity projects in Africa and Asia that are helping to give a leg up to girls and young women, as well as to boys and young men, who are running MSMEs or members of producer groups and cooperatives.

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Mentoring and Belonging

Camfed

"Mentoring and Belonging" was presented under the Gender track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Abigail Kaindu and Catherine Boyce from Camfed share how mentoring and coaching enhances young people’s economic participation.

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BEST Tool: How Schools Can Apply Its Key Learnings

Enterprise Uganda

Learn about the BEST Tool that was presented by Enterprise Uganda at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.

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The School Enterprise Challenge

Teach A Man To Fish

Teach A Man To Fish presented their "School Enterprise Challenge" at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. It is a global competition between schools to set up businesses that give students experience of entrepreneurship, generate profits for the school, and are sustainable and continue to develop year on year.

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YEN Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment

ILO Youth Employment Network

Youth Employment Network’s Fund for Evaluation provides technical and financial support to youth organizations based in Africa and the Middle East for designing and conducting impact evaluations. Participants at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference were able to learn about eligibility, criteria and the application process. In this, it's fifth year of operation, the call focuses on youth entpreneurship: YEN will provide up to $180,000 in funding and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation will sponsor up to two evaluations.

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