Cardno Emerging Markets will present youth workforce development approaches developed and piloted on USAID funded competitiveness projects in the Balkans over the past 10 years. As countries in the Balkans move closer to EU accession, youth entering the labor force face new opportunities and challenges. Non-traditional sectors are emerging as potential drivers of employment, which require training and technical assistance, alongside supportive government policy that match youth with employment opportunities. It will engage the audience in discussion to determine both the pros and cons of each approach, and recommendations on how to move forward with helping youth entering the labor force.
Jehona Bunjaku, Youth Leader, Cardno Emerging Markets (Kosovo)
Dina Karic, Senior Advisor, Economic Growth, Cardno Emerging Markets (Bosnia)