The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from around the world-where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Over the past five years, the Congress has contributed to the expansion of a global entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting experts and entrepreneurs across borders and sectors to unleash their ideas and transform innovation into reality.
Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to:
Webinar Speaker(s): Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana (Ghana) Paul Sparks, Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at BRAC (Uganda) MODERATED BY: Hillary Proctor, Senior Specialist of Capacity Building & Rural Livelihoods at Making Cents International (USA)
Society for International Development Washington DC
Feb 20, 2014 (03:30pm) to Feb 26, 2014 (05:00pm)
Serious digital games have strong potential to positively impact important youth development goals such as promoting healthy behavior, teaching adolescents about their role as citizens in their community, and boosting the development of non-cognitive (or “soft”) skills.
Resilience is more than disaster recovery and preparedness. True resilience enables vulnerable communities and governments to become more adaptable in the face of diverse sources of stress and crisis. Effective programming for long-term resilience bridges the divide between relief and development in a way that calls for an integrated approach. Join us for a panel discussion with development practitioners and U.S.
Talloires Network Professional Development Program
Apr 9, 2014 (11:00am to 12:15pm)
The future of Community Engagement points toward the need for a more strategic and intentional agenda of work that aligns each higher education institution with regional, national and international issues and opportunities for partnership.
Webinar Speaker(s): Laura Rana, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK) Annie Barber, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK) Meagan Rees, Communications Manager at Youth Business International (UK)
We all know that broadband connectivity is an accelerant for social and economic development. The last year has seen an explosion of projects focused on bringing connectivity to developing areas, from balloons and drones to satellites and wireless ISPs.
Teachers, National Bank University Staff, Ministry of Education representatives and educational experts will come together for a training in the Aflatoun Curriculum and exchange knowledge and experiences.
What are the jobs of the future in Africa?
Futurologists predict that 60% of the best jobs in the next ten years have not been invented yet. New jobs - and lots of them - will be needed in order for Africa to reverse staggering youth unemployment rates which, in parts of the continent, are as high as 40% and 50% for men and women, respectively.
American Egyptian Youth Network, GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Apr 25, 2014 (12:00pm to 01:30pm)
The American Egyptian Youth Network and The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will host a discussion with Dr. El Mostafa Higazy, Strategic Advisor to the President of Egypt, moderated by Dean Vinson from Columbian College. With a front row seat to the changing landscape in contemporary Egypt - and more than 25 years of experience in strategic political planning, crisis management, philosophy, and institutional development - Dr.
After two years, many consultations, and many more hours of work, our team will launch a groundbreaking report on 14 May, with Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Workforce Connections (USAID, FHI 360, Child Trends, Making Cents International, and RTI International)
May 28, 2014 (03:30pm to 05:00pm)
Join the Workforce Connections Community of Practice launch event! The goal of Workforce Connections is to promote dialogue and knowledge exchange among international youth workforce development professionals.
Join AIYD as we kick off the 2014 Learning Series with special guest and youth expert, Dr. Marc Sommers who will present on his forthcoming book, entitled The Outcast Majority: War, Development and Africa's Youth. Dr. Sommers will contrast some of the forces that shape and propel young people’s lives in war-affected Africa, with those that influence international development work.