Mobile devices are quickly becoming the fastest--and most cost-effective--way to empower youth at scale, especially in the areas of livelihoods, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. But with the technology evolving so rapidly, it can tough to determine how, when, and where to integrate mobile into field projects.
Women's World Banking, Silatech, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Sanabel are pleased to invite you to the “Why Youth Savings & How?” workshop, to be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 14:00-16:00 in conjunction with Women’s World Banking’s Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global Local Experienceconference in Amman, Jordan.
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan Ryan, will open [email protected]: EdTech, followed by a keynote speech on Massive Open Online Courses by Coursera’s president, Lila Ibrahim. The morning plenary experts’ panel will discuss new tools and applications, how they are changing education, and the balance between technology and traditional learning methods. The morning session will also conclude with a series of “Ignite” presentations – fast paced five minute talks – on a variety of education technology topics.
Large-scale change requires collaboration. Economic development practitioners, irrespective of their sector or organization, are seeking to break from traditional mindsets concerning the roles and boundaries of their interventions. Sustainable change can be achieved by embracing approaches that focus on optimizing outcomes across sectors and throughout an entire system.
The regional meeting will bring together leading experts, practitioners and innovators from within the region who are engaged in the issues of financial access, financial inclusion and financial education for children and youth.
The regional meeting follows the success of the Second Annual Child & Youth Finance Global Summit, which took place on April 3 & 4, 2012 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It brought together 346 participants from 83 countries to share their expertise and commitments for furthering Child and Youth Finance.
Global Money Week is a worldwide celebration to empower the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens. Every year, during the second week of March, young people around the globe talk, play, create, sing, read, discuss and learn about saving, money, changing economic systems and building a financial future for youth. It is about joining together – children, youth, parents, organizations and entire communities - to start action to reshape finance, and give young people the tools to shape their own future.
With half the world's population under age 25, youth are a large and growing share of the labor force in many economies, especially across the developing world. Yet, youth are up to four times more likely to be unemployed than adult workers, threatening global prosperity and stability. One key factor driving this crisis is a skills, knowledge, and readiness gap that prevents youth from taking advantage of existing employment opportunities. Young people are not being adequately prepared for the jobs of today or the future, yet hold significant promise to drive growth and innovation.