SOCAP16 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, September 13-16, SOCAP16 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes. The start & end times stated here will change. Please check your email for updated information about the schedule. Once it is live, our online platform socap16.pathable.com will have the most up-to-date information.
Center for Universal Education (CUE) and The Brookings Institution
Apr 18, 2016 (All day) to Apr 19, 2016 (All day)
In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new global agenda that is more ambitious than the preceding Millennium Development Goals and aims to make progress on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Goal 4, “To ensure inclusive and quality education for all, with relevant and effective learning outcomes,” challenges the international education community to meet universal access plus learning by 2030. We know that access to primary schooling has scaled up rapidly over previous decades, but what can be learned from places where transformational changes in learning have occurred? What can governments, civil society, and the private sector do to more actively scale up quality learning?
September 2015 was a big month in New York, as the world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: a new program setting goals to be implemented over the next 15 years for a better world.From 17 to 22 July 2016, world leaders from the public and private sectors, academia and NGOs will meet again at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi, Kenya, to agree on concrete steps for UNCTAD to take in support of the 2030 Agenda.As we move "from decisions to actions", the conference's theme, it cannot be a better moment to launch the UNCTAD Youth Forum.
The Indonesian Youth Leaders Association (IYLA), ASEAN Youth Leaders Association (AYLA), Global Network Club, FASS UM
May 2, 2016 (All day) to May 6, 2016 (All day)
The Indonesian Youth Leaders Association (IYLA), ASEAN Youth Leaders Association (AYLA) and Global Network Club, FASS UM are proud to bring you the 3rd ASEAN Youth Symposium 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 02-06, 2016. Come join us bringing ASEAN to the Best Future.
Theme of the event is "Youth Empowerment Through the SDGs" which explains the measures or actions need to be in place to ensure meaningful youth engagement and how can youth engagement with the SDGs be supported? The event is aimed at bringing together interns in Permanent Missions, International Organizations and NGOs to share their experiences and to develop a greater sense of community among the next generation of diplomats. It further provides a platform that seeks to enable the exchange between interns, UN professionals and diplomats, and to provide a place for challenging discussions
The Mali Out of School Youth Project (PAJE-Nieta) served remote areas like Timbuktu, providing entrepreneurship training and civic engagement to youth amid government instability. More than 88% of participants started micro businesses, most of which are still running today. Join us for a panel discussion about unique challenges and successes during the life of these projects.
All Bar None is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from every country in the world are represented at the One Young World Summit 2016. We have selected 112 countries that have been less well represented at previous One Young World Summits. Through All Bar None, we will work closely with our partners and sponsors to find sponsorship for one young person from each of these countries to attend the Summit in Ottawa. The strongest applicants from each eligible country will be shortlisted and we will work to secure sponsorship for at least one person from each eligible country.
With heightened interest in youth programming across sectors, this session will focus on an evidence-based approach to youth development known as positive youth development. This approach has been shown to have positive impact on multiple priority youth issues in the US and other developed countries including academic achievement and motivation, crime and violence prevention, reducing early sexual activity while enhancing community engaging and improving relationships. Although there is less evidence about positive youth development internationally, donors and practitioners are increasingly looking to this approach to provide more holistic supports for youth
The over-arching conference theme considers the space that microfinance could occupy, if it fully embraces new technology, and the detachment it will suffer if it does not. This conference will be a key platform to debate the trade-offs, make the case for digital innovations, and critically examine what aspects of traditional service delivery need to be preserved. Importantly, it will be done by putting the experience of real institutions under the microscope.
First person accounts of “lived experience” have the power to change global narratives and effect real change, as seen in movements as diverse as marriage equality, Black Lives Matter, eliminating extreme poverty, fighting climate change, and promoting girls education. Would better first person accounts counter unfair youth development narratives? i.e. Blame youth, fear youth, give up on youth…
The Women Deliver Conference happening next week in Copenhagen is world’s largest global conference on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the last decade. There are four days of events, many of which we can watch via the livestream or follow online. Please RSVP now to join the WD2016 discussion through a special in-person event here in Washington, DC, focusing on a topic that seems to be largely missing from the conference agenda: How women and girls can use the tools of technology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Opportunity Nation is proud to announce the 2016 National Opportunity Summit, September 10, 2016 in New York City. Opportunity is the number one domestic issue facing our nation and in the context of the open election, we will join with our coalition to convene on community collaboration, private sector leadership and bipartisan solutions that expand opportunity.
The World Bank Group (WBG) and Global Partnership for Youth in Development
Jun 13, 2016 (All day) to Jun 15, 2016 (All day)
The Global Youth Forum 2016 will gather more than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people themselves, to exchange new and innovative ideas, and to support the actions of the global community. The forum is designed around open discussions, based on evidence and experience, of the most effective ways to address both opportunities and challenges facing young people and to engage young people in development.
CSIS Global Food Security Project and the CSIS Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative
Jun 16, 2016 (09:00am to 11:00am)
Join the CSIS Global Food Security Project and the CSIS Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative in welcoming six Growing the Future fellows to Washington, DC. These agricultural practitioners and entrepreneurs are spending a week engaging with policy makers from the federal government and non-governmental thought leaders. Our inaugural fellows, hailing from East and West Africa, will provide insights on what is working well in U.S. international agricultural development programs as well as make recommendations for improvements and offer ways that the U.S. can continue to support youth leadership in global food security.
The high prevalence of violence in Central America is a major human and institutional development challenge that the Feed the Future project, Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education (InnovATE), has identified as affecting agriculture development. InnovATE specifically investigated high violence in Central America, in relation to high education dropout rates, and concluded that violence in the region is a pervasive, complex issue that requires a pervasive, complex response from multiple sectors working to end hunger and poverty.
The United Nation's World Youth Report explores young people's participation in economic, political and community life, responding to growing interest in, and an increased policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers. The Report provides thematic insights on economic, political and community engagement, coupled with expert opinion pieces so as to provide robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement.
WorldSkills is inviting you to celebrate World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2016! We are requesting the WorldSkills community join together to celebrate and promote WYSD, demonstrating the reach of our global community. By hosting your own local event or activities, and sharing our #SkillsRuleTheWorld campaign with your supporters, each of you can help bring global awareness to this important day.
This two-day international conference will promote dialogue and critical reflection on the latest evidence, paradigms, concepts and approaches to adolescence, youth and gender in international development and consider the implications for policy and programming. Given recent demographic trends, ‘adolescence’ has risen high on the global agenda with a particular focus on girls. Researchers, policymakers and practitioners are increasingly interested in the second decade of life as a newly recognised ‘window of opportunity’ to reduce poverty and inequality and to prevent the transmission of poverty across generations.
Delhi Youth Forum, the International Youth Committee and the National Organizing Committee of India
Nov 12, 2016 (All day) to Nov 14, 2016 (All day)
The Conference is expected to bring together 1500 participants, half of them young people, and 150 of them will come from marginalised backgrounds, making the conference one of the most well represented youth events at the global level. The pre-conference process is led by an independent international youth task force which represents major global youth organisations and regional platforms ensuring regional and gender balance.
The theme for Commonwealth Youth Work Week 2016, held from 7-13 November, is ‘Empowering young people through sport and arts’, acknowledging the creative and innovative techniques that youth workers employ to deliver effective youth empowerment programmes. The Commonwealth Secretariat encourages youth clubs, national youth councils, youth ministries, departments, and national youth organisations, to get involved by hosting an event or activity for Youth Work Week. Contact us to share your plans for Youth Work Week 2016.
Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 160 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world. At the weeklong GEC, delegates make connections, gain insights, learn about new research, and leave ready to renew their programs, policy ideas or firm founder skills.
Skills-building initiatives for youth have become a prominent component of youth development work in developing countries, working across a number of sectors and themes. However, ensuring participation of youth beneficiaries that are most likely to benefit from these skill-building initiatives remains a challenge for many. Some program implementers have taken deliberate steps to facilitate effective targeting, recruitment, and retention of youth in skills-based programs.
The summit engages selected youth into discussion and evidence sharing of youth work in their homeland. Moreover, the summit encourages the participants to work on issues from topics available, namely Education and Youth Entrepreneurship. The output from the summit will be developed to be appropriate strategies to address issues of abovementioned subjects to local government or to be continuously executed individually or together by the summit participants.