Four Ways to Promote Girls' Access to New Economic Opportunities

Author(s): 
Charlin Caster, Knowledge Management Specialist, Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project, MarketLinks
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Publication Date: 
Oct 9, 2018

The Making Cents International 2018 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit (GYEO) galvanized important conversations about how to foster and promote entrepreneurship, skills, resiliency, solutions, and excitement to create employment opportunities. Many of the Summit breakout sessions concentrated specifically on girls’ economic empowerment and how changemakers, foundations, implementing partners, and communities can mobilize around youth through a gendered lens. With each of these gender-focused sessions, one unifying goal is clear: to ensure that girls have access to the same opportunities as boys and that they are equally encouraged to pursue them. This year’s GYEO theme was "Learning & Earning in a Changing World of Work" and focused on the future of work and how to prepare youth for emerging industries and self-employment.

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Topic: 
Gender
Regions: 
Global
Tags: 
Adolescent Girls
Children
Education
Women
Youth