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.
Are you designing, running, funding or evaluating an organization or a pilot program that has the potential to reach regional or national scale? This Lab provides participants with a management framework, a set of practical tools, and a variety of tips intended to increase their programs’ prospects for achieving sustainability and scale. It will include discussion of ongoing efforts to scale a range of youth and enterprise development models, hands-on practice applying a scalability assessmen
The Springfield Centre for Business in Development
In development, we talk endlessly and eloquently about our ambitions for lasting and large-scale impact on poverty. But to what extent does this mantra actually drive what we do and how we do it, and how much is little more than empty rhetoric for the ears of distant, sometimes apathetic, supporters, funders or politicians?
SPARK, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)
Youth play a vital role in development, but they are often excluded from decision making process in emerging economies where youth focused policies are often just symbolic and not implemented, and are often created without consulting their needs. How can donors and the private sector support countries with high youth unemployment and low participation to develop inclusive policies? The answer: empowering youth to advocate for the improvement of their socioeconomic position in the society.
Population Services International (PSI), USAID, ICRW, Advocates for Youth
Engagement, participation, involvement and leadership. These words are now cornerstones of our youth and development policies, white papers and proposals. We might believe in them and commit to them but doing them right is hard. In this workshop we disentangle what has failed and what shows promise for engaging youth in program design, research, implementation and advocacy.
Udemy, Education Development Center (EDC), Catawba Valley Community College
You've designed a groundbreaking and effective youth development program and you are ready to take it online to achieve bigger scale and impact. How will you ensure that your program will make the transition to a digital format and stay relevant, engaging, feasible, and sustainable? Your staff is fluent in several languages but what the heck are MOOCs, the Cloud, Moodle, Drupal, flip the classroom, CMS and LMS?
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), JA Worldwide, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Many of the skills expected of today's youth, such as perseverance, problem solving, and communication, are associated with an entrepreneurial mindset and incorporated into entrepreneurship education. Despite these trends, there are currently few comprehensive assessments on the market that actually measure these skills.
TechnoServe, The MasterCard Foundation, Global Clover Network
Rural youth face significant challenges in finding economic opportunities. The number of youth entering the job market each year far outstrips the number of new jobs created for youth. While agriculture presents a viable option, youth often lack interest in traditional agriculture. Africa, holding the lion’s share of the world’s uncultivated arable land, will need the youth to take full advantage of the continent’s agricultural potential to feed itself.
Futurpreneur Canada, Enterprise Uganda, Colectivo Integral de Desarollo (CID), Youth Business Spain, Youth Business International
Support for young entrepreneurs addresses the critical issue of youth unemployment, now at 74 million or 13% (15-24 years), almost three times higher than the adult unemployment rate. Youth need support in training, mentoring, business services and access to finance to convert their high entrepreneurial intentions into established businesses (GEM 2015). Youth Business International works to deliver such support to young adults (18 – 35 years) across 42 countries via a netwo
The youth employment crisis is easing, at least in terms of global trends…
After the period of rapid increase between 2007 and 2010, the global youth unemployment rate settled at 13.0 per cent for the period 2012 to 2014. At the same time, the number of unemployed youth declined by 3.3 million from the crisis peak: 76.6 million youth were unemployed in 2009 compared to an estimated 73.3 million in 2014.