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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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The Gig Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Latin American Youth

IADB, Fundacion CAATEC, Freelancer.com

This session examined the opportunities and challenges for promoting Latin American youth participation in global online labor markets. It addressed key challenges such as identifying and developing skills that promote employability, as well as opportunities related to virtual labor migration and the mitigation of spatial mismatch between labor demand and supply.

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Is It a Good Gig? How Digital Platforms Help Youth Thrive in the Gig Economy

Mercy Corps, Mryati, LinaGAS Inc., Youth Impact Labs, Jordan

In both Jordan and Kenya youth are increasingly propelled into the gig-economy, thereby effectively becoming micro-entrepreneurs. But being an entrepreneur in the gig-economy is no easy feat: it requires skills and knowledge that most youth do not possess.

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The Ideathon: How IRI Promotes Social Enterprise, Economic Opportunities and Youth-led Solutions to Local Governance Challenges

International Republican Institute, EMPRO

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.

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Developing Models of Youth Employment Pathways in a Fragile Environment: Case Study of the Niger Delta Region

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.

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Early Childbirth: An Uncharted Barrier to Expanding Girls' Economic Pathways

MarketShare Associates, CARE USA, CARE Bangladesh

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.

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Cognitive Behavioral Curriculum Prepares Youth for Second Chances: The Experience of “I am READY” with Central American Inmates and At-Risk Youth

Catholic Relief Services, YouthPathways Project

"I am READY" is a cognitive behavioral curriculum specifically designed for use with at-risk youth in employability programs, incorporating both content as well as instructional delivery.

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Beyond Employer Engagement: How to Meaningfully Involve Industry in Identifying a Skills Mismatch and Aligning Curricula for Entry-level Positions

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.

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Youth Economic Opportunities and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Unpacking the Relationship and Exploring Solutions

Fundacion Espacio Publico, Fundación Capital, El Colegio de México, Canada´s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Espacio Público, an independent Chilean think tank, with the support and collaboration of IDRC and the IADB, has coordinated a research project on youth education and labor decisions in 9 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Facilitating Youth Success in Context: Using Systemic Approaches to Create Opportunities in the Informal Economy

Global Communities, Overseas Development Institute, Berock Ventures Limited

The construction sector is booming around the world, providing lucrative employment opportunities for young people. However, construction work takes place primarily in the informal sector in many places. How can systems thinking be applied to better prepare youth to take advantage of this growth?

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Enabling the Enabling Environment: Fostering Adult and Peer Relationships to Support Youth Development

Save the Children, FHI 360, Search Institute

Youth succeed when they have adequate support systems in place that encourage socioeconomic success. The enabling environment refers to the people in a child's life that model the key skills for success later in life. How can parents, mentors, teachers and employeers interact with youth without stifiling individual development?

Search Institute establishes a framework for influential figures in a child's life, while Save the Children and FHI360 demonstate how this framework can be practically applied.

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