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PRESENTATION: Changing Youth’s Perceptions of Agriculture Experiences from Liberia

Making Cents International, RTI International, USAID Food and Enterprise Development Program

Discussions regarding youth and agriculture frequently focus on youth’s lack of interest in the sector. As a result, the perception of youth’s disinterest in agriculture continues. In this session, we will explore how three projects engaged Liberian youth found that not only are youth interested in agriculture; they can thrive in the sector. You will learn about tailored approaches to the first engagement with youth where mindset is formed around the business opportunities in agriculture. 

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PRESENTATION: Building Local MERL Capacity An Interactive and Phased Approach to Training Local Youth Serving Organizations, Sep 2016

Education Development Center

Want to make M&E capacity building fun and effective? This interactive workshop will introduce you to a highly participatory and phased training approach developed by EDC Akazi Kanoze in Rwanda. After participating in a mock training activity and learning about the local partners monitoring toolkit, you will be able to take this learning and apply it to your own work. 

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PRESENTATION: Applying Evidence Positive Youth Development Elements Improve Youth Outcomes, Sep 2016

USAID, International Center for Research on Women, Results for Development Institute, FHI360

Positive youth development (PYD) and cross-sectoral interventions are designed to improve the outcomes of youth, but there is little known evidence about their effectiveness in the international context and which combination of these approaches has the greatest impact for youth. This session builds on separate, but related learning efforts under USAID’s YouthPower Learning and YouthPower Action projects. Presenters will share findings from a systematic review on effectiveness of PYD in low and middle income countries with a specific focus on improving youth’s skills and workforce development. 

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PRESENTATION: African Youth Engagement Goes Viral Discuss with Young Leaders How to Create Economically Engaged Youth Networks, Sep 2016

Umsizi Fund, CIYOTA, Ongoza, Darecha Limited

The scale of the youth unemployment challenge is vast; we need to shift mindsets from the bottom up. Youth need to see new paths, opportunities and role models that encourage initiative and livelihood development. Youth leaders of the African Leadership Academy replicate "solution seeking" leadership training with youth throughout the African continent. What is working as near peers help youth develop 21st century skills and launch business ventures?

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PRESENTATION: A Cost-Effective Approach to Improving Youth Employment Outcomes, Sep 2016

Chemonics International, The Pragma Corporation, USAID Middle East Bureau

The youth employment crisis in the Middle East and North Africa stems from problems on both the demand side (insufficient market activity to create jobs) and the supply side (youth lack skills/experiences that private sector demands). In Year 1, the USAID/Tunisia Business Reform and Competitiveness Program (BRCP) used an approach that addresses these simultaneously to create nearly 4,000 jobs, at a cost-per-job of $1,207. Presenters will discuss key elements of this approach, the comparative cost effectiveness of enterprise-competitiveness programs, tools for design/implementation, and BRCP's experience leveraging enterprise competitiveness activities to strengthen the youth ecosystem in Tunisia. 

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PRESENTATION: USAID Positive Youth Development Mini Training, Sep 2016

USAID

This session, led by USAID will consist of a ‘mini-training’ geared to strengthen basic understanding of Positive Youth Development approaches and how to incorporate these into workforce development project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will also learn about opportunities to take a cross-sectoral approach when designing workforce programs.

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PRESENTATION: USAID Positive Youth Development Mini Training, Sep 2016

USAID

This session, led by USAID will consist of a ‘mini-training’ geared to strengthen basic understanding of Positive Youth Development approaches and how to incorporate these into workforce development project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will also learn about opportunities to take a cross-sectoral approach when designing workforce programs.

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PRESENTATION: Throwing Out the Resume: How a Switch to Competency-Based Hiring Could Help Solve the Youth Unemployment Crisis, Sep 2016

nnovate+Educate, The Rockefeller Foundation

How do we lower the barriers for youth seeking employment? Does the resume really work? How can we shift the ecosystem to looking at skills and competencies, first and foremost? What will this require from employers? Learn more about the partnership between Innovate+Educate and the Rockefeller Foundation, who together are encouraging employers to rethink their core hiring practices and the assessment of competencies in order to drive better and more inclusive outcomes for youth.

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PRESENTATION: There’s more to Agriculture than Handhoes Scaling Up Youth Agrifood Employment in Rwanda and Tanzania, Sep 2016

Michigan State University, Young Volunteers for Environment, Sokoine University of Agriculture,

The supermarket and specialty export revolution has arrived in sub-Saharan Africa, bringing with it diverse employment opportunities from “farm to fork.”  Are youth ready?  This session explores new findings on profound changes in African diets, the dramatic response of local agribusinesses, and the major growth in specialty exports.  It will explore the implications of these rapid changes for youth employment, and how next-gen programs in Tanzania and Rwanda are helping youth address the "practical technical and business skills gap” head on through innovative partnerships with private agribusinesses in Tanzania’s SAGCOT corridor and Rwanda’s coffee districts. 

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PRESENTATION: The Arab Spring, 5 Years Later Supporting a Creative Ecosystem for Youth Entrepreneurship in Tunisia, Sep 2016

Mercy Corps, Hivos

In December 2010, the Tunisian Revolution began in response to dissatisfaction with local government and the lack of equitable economic opportunities. Youth yearning for a voice, equality, and fair employment were at the heart of the revolution and the larger Arab Spring. As a response, Mercy Corps has been supporting young Tunisians in gaining soft and technical skills, as well as accessing new income opportunities. Learn about how Mercy Corps is collaborating with Hivos and the Tunisian government to promote soft skills for entrepreneurship via innovative co-working spaces, gamification techniques, and by partnering with Tunisia’s great minds in ICT, media, and music.  

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