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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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Youth Voices for Positive Change: An Evidence Based Approach to Developing the Sudanese Youth National Policy

Youth Forum

This session represents the research findings by the Youth Forum Organization to the government for drawing up Sudan’s first National Youth Policy. It is a journey we will take to formulate a new and innovative approach to creating a Sudanese national policy for youth. The aim here is to bring to light the most prominent challenges faced by our youth, and also their aspirations for a policy that will accurately represent them and meet their needs.

Innovative Ways to Learn from Your Evaluation: Before, During, and After

EDC, Asante Africa, Educate!

How can youth programming bridge the disconnect between evaluation and learning? Our organizations are exploring ways to adjust the timing of evaluation to deliver useful information. We will present case studies examining innovative approaches to evaluations that deliver actionable information over time, including:

The Role of Volunteer Business Mentoring in Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship: A Global Perspective

Youth Business International, Middlesex University

Middlesex University Business School (MUBS) and the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) were commissioned by Youth Business International (YBI) in November 2015 to conduct a global longitudinal study to understand ‘what works, where and why’ of how voluntary business mentoring (VBM) assists young entrepreneurs, both in terms of their business start-up and development, but also their personal development and entrepreneurial journey. The team will set out the results of the first phase of the research project, indicting:

The Intersection of Tourism and Youth Development: Innovating the Future of Work for Youth in Jordan

Chemonics International, InterContinental Hotels Group

The future of work for youth in developing countries across the world is contextual and multi-faceted.  In Jordan, there continue to be a wealth of opportunity for youth people to engage in the growing tourism market, demonstrative of incredible work to engage youth where they are in the development of innovative solutions through private-sector partnerships with both local and international organizations.

Case studies on youth employment in fragile situations


Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, this joint report by ILO, UNDP and UNHCR presents examples of good practices from around the world, showcasing innovative approaches to youth employment that help to build peace and resilience in fragile and conflict affected situations.

Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce at Scale: The Cuna Mas Home Visiting Program in Peru

Results for Development

Early Childhood Development (ECD) policies and programs targeting young children and families, such as home visiting interventions, can positively impact a child’s development and lead to long-term health, education, and social benefits. These programs employ numerous professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers.  It is essential for this early childhood workforce to be highly prepared and well-supported to ensure that young children have a strong foundation for healthy development and future success.

Guiding Principles for Building Soft Skills Among Adolescents and Young Adults


This report identifies guiding principles and strategies that foster soft skill development among adolescents and young adults, ages 12–29, across different program contexts and youth characteristics. It shows the most basic methods that enable youth soft skill development and explains why they are thought to be effective.

Boosting Soft Skills through Innovative Use of New Media

The Back Lot Foundation

The session will stimulate you to find the creativity that is present in every person. Make your own film, step out of your comfort zone; don't just do what is ‘normal’ or what everyone else would do. By stepping out of your comfort zone, you will find the creativity that is embedded in every person, thinking “I would never think I would do this”.

Win-Strategies for Building Economic Resilience in Youth

Avencion Group

Labor force participation among young people between the ages of 15 and 35 is not at full capacity, most youth are untrained, inexperienced, and lack fundamental educational skills to impact their job successfully. To tackle Global Youth Unemployment rates, tailored interventions and coaching strategies need to be scaled to ensure every youth group is catered for.


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