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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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Once 14 Year Old Girls, Now Empowered Youth Entrepreneurs

Chemonics International, Byeffe Foods LLC, Equator Seeds Limited

The solutions to the challenges youth face come from youth themselves.

A Lost and Found Generation: How Longstanding Conflict Impacts Youth Economic Success and How to Rebuild Success from Conflict

VAD Foundation

In this session, we will hear directly from a leader in South Sudan's education sector on the impacts of conflict on today's generation of youth, as well as tools for how to instill resilience to economic shocks.

Design Squad Global: Exploring a Model that Approaches Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving from a Global Perspective

FHI 360

This session provides an immersive experience of the interactive project-based learning approach used by DSG to develop the problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills of youth within and for a global context. Participants will work collaboratively to solve a set engineering challenge within given contextual constraints different from their own.

Women at the Forefront of a Skilled Workforce in Conflict and Fragile Environments

Creative Associates International, CARE USA

Women in conflict and fragile settings require tailored training opportunities and employment services to hone the vocational and soft skills needed to find and retain jobs.

A Better Metric for the Value of a Worker Training Program: Cost Per Employed Day

Generation, USAID, World Bank

There are thousands of workforce development and training programs, run by the public, social, and private sectors. Some are excellent; others, not so much. The problem is that we don’t always know which are which. How do we make sure we are getting the results we want to achieve—young people in jobs—and doing so as cost-effectively as possible?

Scaling Solutions to the Youth Unemployment Crisis: New Models for Rural and Urban Youth Economic Engagement

TechnoServe, African Management Initiative, The MasterCard Foundation

With 11 million young people entering sub-Saharan Africa’s job market annually, youth account for 60% of the region’s unemployment. Many lack basic skills and struggle to and or create work for themselves. And the needs and challenges of rural and urban youth can vary greatly. To address this employment gap, job training and skills development programs not only need to address rural vs.

The Value of Hunger in Youth Employment Programming: Hiring for Attitude and Training for Skill

Mercy Corps, WAVE Academies

What attitudes and behaviors can improve the likelihood of positive livelihood outcomes? How can one screen for these traits in dynamic, low-capacity contexts? What processes and tools would be beneficial, and can these same systems work efficiently at scale?

Distance Makes the Job Grow Harder: New Approaches for Understanding the Geography of Student Transitions from Home to School to Work

RTI International, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Standard workforce development models assume a tight coupling between student, school, and employer locations. Indeed, training providers are admonished to “just find out what local employers want/need” and then simply recruit and train local youth for these jobs. But what if these dynamics are not exactly local but more regional, national, and transnational due to youth migration and/or job availability?

Creating the "LinkedIn" for the LinkedOut: How to Enable Job Matching and Career Identity in the Informal Labor Sector

Social Venture Fund, Lynk Jobs Ltd., Impact Labs

While developed economies have experienced a recent movement towards the ‘gig economy,’ this has long been the norm for most African youth, who navigate multiple small jobs simultaneously.

Rural transformation, cereals and youth in Africa: What role for international agricultural research?

Institute of Development Studies

Young people are increasingly linked to targeted agriculture and food security interventions. In Africa, the argument is that the combination of agricultural value chains, technology and entrepreneurship will unlock a sweet spot for youth employment. This article examines this argument from a rural transformations perspective. A framework is proposed with which to analyse young people’s economic room to manoeuvre in different rural contexts and the differential abilities of young people to exploit associated opportunities.

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