The Startup Nations Summit (SNS) gathers a network of startup community leaders and policymakers from around the world to help better enable high impact entrepreneurship, especially through the identification of policy levers and smart public sector driven programs.
EDC, The Wilson Center, USAID, and WOLA. Co-sponsored by George Washington University
Jun 22, 2015 (03:30am to 05:00am)
Very little research and programming exists on the resilience of young people in North America, much less in other regions. Little attempt has been made to compare and contrast youth resilience in various regions, for the purpose of sharing experiences and lessons learned.
At this session, EDC will present findings on youth violence and resilience from their recent study conducted in Honduras and Northern Kenya using the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28).
Connecting individuals with productive and fulfilling work is one of the most basic functions of any economy. But labor markets in countries around the world are increasingly unable to keep up rapid changes in the economy. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, millions of people cannot find work, yet companies in sectors from technology to health care cannot find people to fill open positions. Many individuals across countries feel overqualified or underutilized by their current jobs.
Join AIYD and the World Bank team of The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) at InterAction on June 10th for a special brown-bag discussion of AGI's new Resource Guide. The Adolescent Girls Initiative was implemented between 2008-15 by the World Bank in eight countries in partnership with the Nike Foundation and the governments of Afghanistan, Australia, Denmark, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Liberia, Nepal, Norway, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
The African Microfinance Week (= Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance in french = SAM) is an annual conference open to all microfinance practitioners, related sectors and actors of inclusive finance. The conference is dedicated to bringing together these key players to discuss the future of microfinance, the financing of microfinance institutions and partnerships between regional and continental networks.
E2A and Pathfinder International will present a new tool to help guide program designers in selecting and adapting appropriate youth-friendly service delivery models. The tool explores best principles for considering the context, desired outcomes, services to be offered, and needs and objectives for scalability and sustainability.
Coffee and light breakfast will be served at 9:30am.
Please join the KM Reference Group and special guests Making Cents International and the Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD) project in a discussion of their approaches to measuring and learning for knowledge management.
Employment and entrepreneurship challenges in Jordan are similar to those across much of the Middle East and North Africa. As the focus of so much international aid and development programming, Jordan is also a laboratory for how efforts to build young people’s skills and reorient their career aspirations can make an impact in the region.
To analyze findings of its own recent fieldwork in Jordan, the CSIS Middle East Program invites you to a roundtable discussion.
Carolyn Barnett Center for Strategic and International Studies
The 25 June 2015 commemorates the culmination of the WPAY+20. The global twitter chat on youth and global development will engage all the WPAY+20 #YouthNow partner agencies in an online take-over on why youth matter to the global development agenda and how can young people play a key role in implementation of the SDGs. The digital surge will provide inspirational messages on the importance of youth engagement from the UN system.
Following 25 June 2015, the hashtag #YouthNow will continue to be used independently of WPAY+20 in the lead up to the SDG Summit and beyond.
An increasingly dynamic and fluid workplace requires all young African job seekers to be adaptable, and to have an open and innovative mindset. For this, education is vital. How is education evolving in the continent and how is it set to impact the livelihoods of young people?
The Forum is an integral part of the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference. As with every UNESCO Youth Forum, preparations for the 9th Forum are rooted in the follow-up to the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum, and build on participants' evaluations, as well as the youth-led action that has taken place in its wake.
The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent.
This benchmarking session will bring together partners from the Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls' Education (CHARGE) Initiative, resource experts and stakeholders to discuss creative indicators, tools and strategies on projects that aim to support girls' learning, empowerment and social transformation within their communities.
The one-day event will include sessions on general monitoring and evaluation topics as well as sharing tools and resources relevant to the five CHARGE priorities: access, safety, quality learning, transitions, leadership.
Join FHI 360, in partnership with Women Deliver and Johnson & Johnson, for the third event in our "Does 1+1=3? The Integration Hypothesis" discussion series. We will examine how strategically integrated investments in health, education and economic opportunities for youth can accelerate progress on the post-2015 development agenda.