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Can We Leapfrog to 2030? Innovations For Youth Learning, Earning and Inclusion

The Brookings Institute, Transfr VR, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Access to quality education and skill building is essential in an age of rising inequality; by 2030, it is estimated that 825 million children will

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The Entrepreneurial Mindset and the Future of Work for the Next Generation

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), EY-Parthenon

Increasingly, the economy is demanding that youth adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to earn a living. Unfortunately, today's schools are ill equipped to provide the training in the behavioral skills that comprise this mindset, like opportunity recognition, critical problem solving and communication.

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Gender Transformative Robots: Building a Training and Employment Service Support Assistant through Gender Transformative/Centered Design

Plan International, Accenture

In today’s connected society, infinite information is available to assist job seekers in the journey toward economic empowerment. However, many marginalized young people struggle to compete as they face barriers that impede both access and agency. Young women and girls often face further disadvantage as a result of further social and cultural barriers. In 2017, Plan International and Accenture Development Partners embarked on a journey to improve agency and accessibility for marginalized youth, particularly young women, pursuing training and employment opportunities.

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Understanding the Impact of Trauma & Mental Health on Youth Economic Opportunity: A Case Study from South Africa

Waves 4 Change, Ashoka Fellows
Today, the impact of trauma on young people can be seen world-wide. From young migrants traveling to the Southern border from gang-violence affected communities in Central America, to young refugees displaced by conflict, the long-term implications for youth wellbeing and economic growth and opportunity are inexplicably linked. 
 
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Powering Youth Positive Attitudes Through Visioning: A Foundation for Improved Wellbeing

Youth Alive Uganda

The Power of Vision Model is a “bridge” between current reality and desired future. The model helps create clear purpose and sense of direction in life upon which future decisions, actions and resources are based. The model helps young people to go through a process of self-discovery, draw their vision, break it down into stratified life goals, identify required resources, act on their vision and track progress using simple methodologies.

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Building Awareness, Nurturing Skills, and Closing the Confidence Gap: How to Help Young Women Join and Thrive in the Transportation Sector

Nathan Associates, Inc.; U.S. Department of Transportation; Ministry of Transport, Vietnam

Although transportation supplies 10-25% of jobs around the world, representation of women in the sector typically falls below 20%. Women are far less likely than men to work in each of the major transport modes – road/surface, rail, air, and maritime – and those with jobs tend to fill the few roles traditionally dominated by women. Young women are similarly scarce along career-paths in infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance; transportation technology; and logistics.

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Practical Tools & Approaches for Youth Entrepreneurship: Learning Resource Developed by YBI and MIF Through a Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Youth Business International, Multilateral Investment Fund, Fundación Paraguaya

This session shares with readers a new Learning Resource developed by Youth Business International (YBI) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank that presents a range of approaches, together with guidelines for practical application, in each of seven core elements in a youth entrepreneurship program: Selection of beneficiaries, Technical skills training; Life skills training; Business advisory services; Mentoring; Access to finance; and Monitoring and evaluation.  The toolkit was developed under a regional project in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Bringing It All Together: Coordinated, Scaled Solutions

Global Development Incubator, YouthBuild International, Aspen Institute for Community Solutions

In many countries across the globe youth unemployment remains at critical levels. While we see progress with a diverse array of programmatic innovations, most interventions are not unable to scale up quickly enough to support rapidly growing working age populations and/or help young people develop relevant skills fast enough to meet private sector demand.  How might collaborative, systems change strategies, supported by innovative finance, be deployed in key geographies to make a step-change in the scale and impact on youth unemployment and in a leaner, faster, and more coordinated way?

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