Knowledge Management Platform to Increase the Scale & Sustainability of Youth Economic Opportunity Programs: 2015 Results & 2016 Summit Sponsorship Information

Making Cents International
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Feb, 2016

Meeting the needs of the global youth population requires evidence-based, scalable, and sustainable initiatives. In response, Making Cents International offers a demand-driven Knowledge Management (KM) platform that builds the capacity of youth development stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate high-impact youth economic opportunity programs, policies, and partnerships. The platform components are:

  • Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
  • Convening of Global Companies
  • Virtual Learning Events
  • Online Learning Hub
  • Social Media

Implementers, donors, leading global companies, youth leaders, policy makers, and educators from across the globe benefit from the concrete and actionable information made available though our KM platform. In 2015, 710 people from 67 countries participated in live KM events organized by Making Cents; another 50,000 people from 187 countries engaged virtually with the platform. 

The flagship activity for our KM platform is the annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. In 2015, Making Cents organized five interconnected activities anchored to the Summit that increased knowledge exchange and knowledge capital and contributed to changed practices and improved performance among organizations and individuals engaged in the sector. 

Looking Ahead: Our 10th Anniversary Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit takes place September 28-30, 2016 in Washington, DC. Organizations and individuals committed to increasing youth economic inclusion and reversing the global youth unemployment trends are invited to become Summit partners and to use this engagement to meet their strategic goals. 

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