In order to capture successful approaches to building strong, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems that help democracies deliver for all segments of the population, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will organize a two-day international conference in Chicago, IL on April 9-10, 2013. It will focus on the following key themes:
The Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa
Mar 18, 2013 (12:00am) to Mar 20, 2013 (12:00am)
The Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers (CCETYW 2013) has been organised by The Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa with an aim of bringing together Youth Development Practitioners from across the commonwealth for the 1st time ever. The delegates are drawn from youth development networks in Governments, NGOs youth workers associations and Youth Development agencies.
CYFI’s 2013 webinar series will kick off with an exciting webinar (online seminar) titled “Development of Innovative Youth Savings Programs,” with a presentation by Ms. Ryan Newton, Senior Associate Youth Savings at Women’s World Banking.
The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 31st 2013 at 8:00am – 9:30am (EST). The webinar is FREE.
Do you want to participate in an exciting event gathering around 100 children from all over the world to share their views and experiences on Child and Youth Finance in the amazing city of Istanbul? Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the event of the year!!
A webinar which brings together different stakeholders involved in a recent Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation programme. The panel includes girl beneficiaries and programme implementors from Uganda and Guartemala as well as trainer and donor representatives.
What is it like to be a young entrepreneur in the Middle East? In this webinar, we'll hear from Ziad Abichaker, a young social entrepreneur from Lebanon who founded an enterprise that produces organic fertilizers from recycling household waste. He will speak about his entrepreneurship experience and the key issue and challenges he encountered. After his presentation there will be a group discussion and we invite all attendees to participate! This webinar will be in Arabic.
Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation and Endeavor Brazil
Mar 18, 2013 (12:00am) to Mar 21, 2013 (12:00am)
The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from more than 130 countries interested in sharing ideas with one another on how best to help new and young firms flourish in their countries. The 2013 Congress takes place from March 18 – 21, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with core sessions and an assortment of fringe events all taking place at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene its Youth ECOSOC 2013, “Shaping tomorrow’s innovators: Leveraging science, technology, innovation and culture for today’s youth” on 27 March 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Though the matter of youth (graduate) unemployment is a serious issue, even more tragic is the lamentation by many employers about the ‘nonfunctional’ and/or poor quality of graduates being churned out by our tertiary institutions.
Many business directors and employers have had cause to complain bitterly about young graduates whom they employ only to find out that they are not fit for the job, and even in some cases it is difficult and unacceptably expensive to re-train them.
As a means of contributing to addressing this unfortunate issue, the University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG) will be holding a one-day Capacity Building Forum with the aim of educating students on the competencies, skills and character-set employees currently seek for in the graduate and what personal development steps the students/young graduate can and must undertake to develop and acquire those skills.
One in eight people in the world today is female and between the ages of 10 and 24. Adolescence is a critical period, when a girl’s future potential and opportunities can flourish through education, economic opportunities, and psychosocial support. Or, that potential can be stunted and stifled by the irreversible effects of child marriage, early pregnancy, HIV, and other preventable hardships. By intervening to counter risks that exist and by promoting positive relationships and behaviors for girls, we are investing in the women and leaders of our future.
Alliance for International Youth Development, Mercy Corps, EDC
Mar 18, 2013 (02:00pm to 03:00pm)
With the proliferation of market assessments, it is a promising moment to stop and take stock of what makes them effective - or not, highlight trends and approaches that work well, and honestly and openly discuss the challenges and occasional pitfalls and failures involved in these analyses.
The Academy on Youth Development addresses: (i) policy makers, planners and senior technical staff from low- and middle-income countries and relevant ministries (youth, education, health, labour, justice, planning, finance, etc...); (ii) operational staff from development agencies involved in the design and/or financing of youth programmes; and (iii) youth-led organizations and civil society representatives concerned with youth development issues.
Latin America and the Caribbean are characterized as a young region. Young people in Latin America and the Caribbean, as in the rest of the world, are increasingly engaged, becoming leading social actors seeking to play a more active role in charting the future course of their communities and countries. In terms of the critical demographic mass that this population segment represents, young people are a source of great potential and energy for development.
About the Annual Conference on Financial Education
The Annual Conference on Financial Education promotes the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by hosting a national event for professionals providing these services. The Conference is a showcase for financial education success stories, offering attendees proven strategies, tips and techniques to achieve intended outcomes, funding goals and program sustainability.
For more than a generation, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region has had the highest youth
unemployment rates in the world, reflecting decades of youth economic and financial exclusion.
A World Bank analysis of the Global Findex Database (Demirgüç-Kunt and Klapper, 2012) found that
only 13% of young people (aged 15-24) in MENA region had accounts at a formal financial institution,
as compared to a world average of 37% and 17% in the next closest region, Sub-Saharan Africa.
Depuis plus d’une génération, la région MENA (Moyen-Orient / Afrique du Nord) connaît le taux de chômage des jeunes le plus élevé du monde, reflétant des décennies d’exclusion économique et financière de ces mêmes jeunes. Selon la Banque Mondiale, l’analyse des données globales de la base Findex (Demirgüç-Kunt et Klapper, 2012) révèle que seuls 13% des jeunes (15-24 ans) de la région MENA sont titulaires d’un compte auprès d’une institution financière formelle, alors que la moyenne mondiale se situe à 37% et à 17% pour la région la plus proche, l’Afrique Subsaharienne.
Theme: Regulation of the African microfinance sector: 20 years on from a practitioner's perspective
The African regional networks AFMIN, AMT and MAIN with the support of ADA, are pleased to announce the dates of the 1st African Microfinance Week. This exciting event will take place from the 2nd - 6th December, in Arusha, Tanzania and will provide the annual meeting point for microfinance actors active on the continent.