Collaborating with the Private Sector in the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Sectors

Author(s): 
Karen Sherman
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Akilah Institute for Women
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Private sector collaboration has provided to have many benefits as it can increase speed and cost efficiency of projects, alleviate capacity constraints, and add value to a project by providing diverse knowledge and expertise. In the drive to increase opportunities for formal employment for unemployed youth, NGOs have begun to collaborate with the private sector to create practical strategies in improving youth employment outcomes in projects. In the Workforce Development session "Collaborating with the Private Sector in the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Sectors," at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Karen Sherman of the Akila Institute for Women presents how the Akilah Institute successfully collaborated with Marriot to hire local University graduates in order to reduce the youth unemployment rate within the community.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tags: 
Community Development
Education
Financial Capability
Livelihoods
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Youth
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