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Demand-Driven Training for youth employment programs build job-relevant skills valued by employers and useful for self-employment by offering both pre-employment skills development and some form of on-the- job training.

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Dreams Deterred: Opportunities to Promote Self-Reliance for Somali Refugee Youth in Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Somali refugees in Kenya currently find themselves in limbo with only restrictive and impractical options available to them. The majority of these refugees are unable to return to Somalia, despite recent efforts by the Governments of Kenya and Somalia and UNHCR, due to sustained threats to their protection, safety and dignity in what continues to be a fragile post-conflict situation. Opportunities for third country resettlement are concurrently diminishing, particularly in Europe and the United States of America, due to a sharp decline in refugee resettlement quotas.

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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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Four Ways to Promote Girls' Access to New Economic Opportunities

Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project, MarketLinks

The Making Cents International 2018 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit (GYEO) galvanized important conversations about how to foster and promote entrepreneurship, skills, resiliency, solutions, and excitement to create employment opportunities. Many of the Summit breakout sessions concentrated specifically on girls’ economic empowerment and how changemakers, foundations, implementing partners, and communities can mobilize around youth through a gendered lens.

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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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