In Bangladesh, Farzanah, 15, drops out of school. Her parents threaten to kick her out if she doesn’t get a job. As an NGO, what should you do? Do you pay for her to attend an expensive vocational school? Give her a stipend to learn on the job? Teach her communication skills so she nails her first job interview? Using a youth avatar, participants will play a game to build the most successful pathway to employment for this young person. Presenters will then put the game results into perspective by revealing evidence from six countries comparing alternative routes to employment.
Eric Johnson, Director of Research and Development, Workforce and Economic Opportunities, RTI International (USA)
Andrea Lozano, Skills to Succeed Program Research and M&E Senior Specialist, Save the Children (USA)
Joydeep Sinha Roy, Operations Manager, Skills Development Programme, BRAC (Bangladesh)
Dongbo Liu, Education Project Officer, Save the Children (China)
Livia Alfonsi, Research Associate, BRAC (Italy)