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.
The International Republican Institute (IRI) launched its citizen security program in Panama in 2015. The program focused on supporting local governments to find new ways to engage youth from at-risk and low-income communities to help develop solutions to citizen security and local development challenges.
Partnerships Initiative for the Niger Delta (PIND)
The Partnership Initiative for the Niger Delta (PIND) highlighted practical challenges in preparing youth for jobs in an oil-rich environment plagued by the wealth illusion and unrealistic expectations that most youth will find employment in the oil industry.
Early childbirth among married adolescent girls can be a key barrier to many economic development and youth empowerment programs reaching scale. Often, this issue is not considered in economic programming even though it is often a key constraint for girls and women in capitalizing on potential economic pathways. This presentation covers experiences on how to ensure early childbirth does not limit program success and how girls’ economic opportunities can be supported to reduce early childbirth.
This presentation is situated at the intersection of conflict transformation and social innovation and explores the role of youth-led entrepreneurship to drive positive social impact in conflict affected settings. We hear insights from two different initiatives that are working in this space: the Seeds of Peace GATHER Fellowship, and Affinis Labs.
The Briq Institute on Behavior & Inequality, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
There is strong evidence of hiring discrimination against marginalized groups in many countries. Policymakers and researchers alike are developing and testing methods to reduce discrimination in the hiring process, and reduce discriminatory thinking among youth. This presentation explores the cutting-edge research that has exposed the extent of discrimination in job markets and innovations to help the next generation of workers face a fairer hiring market.
IF Consulting, LLC, Bank of Jamaica, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in Jamaica
This presentation explores the role of key stakeholders in the public and private sector and civil society in the design and implementation of a National Financial Education strategy in Jamaica that will initially target youth, the Jamaican Financial Empowerment Programme (JFEP). Participants will hear from key stakeholders from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in Jamaica and the Bank of Jamaica about the enabling policy environment and infrastructure for JFEP.
Cognity Advisory, National Youth Service Corps Nigeria
As at today, almost 300,000 NYSC “Corpers” are deployed annually to serve across all the 36 states of Nigeria. There has been a missed opportunity to evolve NYSC to align itself to meet with present workforce development challenges facing Nigeria. The public private partnership between GE and NYSC and Cognity Advisory was established to galvanize a culture of skilled entrepreneurs from the NYSC cohort by training of 40 NYSC staff as trainers who then train no less than 1000 Corpers (over 40,000) per year.
International Youth Foundation, Cisco Latin America, FedEx Express Mexico
The demand for workers in a changing world of work is continuously evolving. More than ever, schools and employment programs need to be able to detect skills needs from industry in an iterative fashion to ensure they are preparing young people for the jobs of today and the future. Businesses have an important role to play in this process and are often engaged through participation in advisory committees or offering internships/apprenticeships.
Ghana Friends, Youth Empowerment for Life, Alianca Empreendedora
How can resource-weak youth turn challenges for starting up businesses into opportunities based on their own resources? How can organisations promote an entrepreneurial and creative mindset that makes youth change makers? How can we measure low-income entrepreneurial behavior, considering the context of today?