Head in the Clouds: Using a Cloud-Based Digital Platform to Assess Value Chains

Author(s): 
Katie Appel, Argel Chavarria, Leesa Kaplan-Nunes
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Plan International, DAI
Publication Date: 
Sep 29, 2017

Please join us for an interactive session in which we will share a current digital solution we’re employing in El Salvador to support young people start their own businesses, as part of USAID Bridges to Employment. The value chain assessment tool helps implementers and young people identify market opportunities in their communities. This tool is easily adaptable to other contexts and offers a scalable mechanism to support youth transitioning to the working world. It is our hope that globally, the tool will soon leverage open-sourced and crowd-sourced data. Be sure to bring your computers, tablets, or smart phones! Audience participants will learn about the tool’s application in El Salvador, and will have the opportunity to interact with the online tool themselves, participating in a mock value chain assessment.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Regions: 
Latin America & the Caribbean