UNICEF’s Global Framework on Skills: From Theory to Practice

Author(s): 
Gemma Wilson-Clark, Katherine Crisp, Bassem Nasir, Tamara Zakharia
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
UNICEF
Resource Type: 

Young people are not developing the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. UNICEF proposes that a holistic approach to skill building strengthens youth confidence and has a higher success rate than a static approach. This idea is  demonstrated by UPSHIFT, a flagship UNICEF workshop that teaches marginalized youth the skills necessary to becoming social innovators and entrepreneuers. This presentation establishes UNICEF's research on youth workforce preparedness and provides case studies on the UPSHIFT Program's success in Kosovo and Jordan.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Financial Inclusion
Enterprise Development
Gender
Tags: 
Adolescent Girls
Children
Community Development
Conflict Area
Economic Empowerment
Education
Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy/Education
Livelihoods
Men & Boys
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Women
Youth