Organized by the Microfinance Club of New York and hosted at the Credit Suisse Madison Avenue offices, the panel will discuss various aspects of youth financial inclusion. They will address what constitutes a youth market, challenges and opportunities for financial institutions in addressing the youth segment, current products and services available to youth to meet their various needs in different markets, and regulatory factors.
Can low-income teens build savings – and does it matter for their futures? Since 2010, YouthSave has been investigating these questions through partnerships with banks and research institutions in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal.
Join Microlinks on October 9 to discuss insights from YouthSave. Our panelists will discuss what YouthSave learned about how to provide scalable savings mechanisms to low-income youth and what this means for the practice of youth development and financial inclusion.
We are pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Child and Youth Finance International Awards Ceremony will be held 10th December 2015 in London, United Kingdom. The event will take place at the House of Lords, hosted by Valerie Howarth, Baroness Howarth of Breckland.
60% of the population of the Commonwealth is made up of people under the age of 30, which makes the Commonwealth Youth Forum a crucial platform if the Commonwealth is to be revived and made more relevant on a global stage.
The Youth Summit 2015 will focus on young people’s role in the fight against climate change. The event will gather exceptional future leaders to tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action.
We are looking for inspirational young people to showcase their ideas and enhance their knowledge on climate action.
The Youth Summit 2015 will be a two-day event taking place on November 16 & 17.
Agriculture is the age-old occupation in Africa and in many countries well above half of the Gross Domestic Product still comes from agriculture. Unfortunately, young people are not taking part in a way that will best provide current and future employment leading to financial sustainability. The good news is that innovators are helping to shift mindsets around farming and are rebranding agriculture as a “hot” career prospect where young people can seize opportunities as agribusiness leaders powered by 21st century technologies.
ntrepreneurship is an undeniable driver for economic development in emerging countries. The international development community has been increasing its role in developing the global entrepreneurship ecosystem by designing, creating, and tracking activities to spur entrepreneurship. Global Entrepreneurship Week is a perfect opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments, define persistent barriers for entrepreneurs and find a way forward.
The 2nd WFUNA Global Youth Forum (GYF) will be held in conjunction with the 41st WFUNA Plenary Assembly in Vancouver, Canada. From 18-22 November, the Forum will provide a space for youth representatives from United Nations Associations Youth Sections and United Nations Youth Associations to meet, share best practices, find opportunities for collaboration and devise a plan to strengthen our Youth Network.
Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and Philadelphia/The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Dec 2, 2015 (10:00am to 03:30pm)
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and Philadelphia and The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the conference will share emerging strategies to bridge the unemployment gap for young people between the ages of 16 to 24. National and local experts will highlight practices, such as apprenticeships and other employer-led models, to reengage with disconnected youth. They will also consider the additional information needed to better inform policy and recommend new partnerships and resources to extend greater opportunity for young people.
The demand for sustainability leaders is growing as more and more businesses are recognizing the impact on the triple bottom line. But, what does it really mean to have a career in sustainability? Aside from joining a company’s formal sustainability team, where are there opportunities within a company for people interested in making an impact? What kind of talent are companies seeking?
The mission of the National Service-Learning Conference is to bring recognition to the contributions that young people are making to change the world and to help prepare them and their adult mentors in reaching their goals. The conference does this through learning, inspiration, and connection. Both youth and adults come out of the experience with the tools and resources, ideas and inspiration, to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.
According to Eurostat’s latest figures, 23.296 million men and women in the EU-28 were unemployed in June 2015, out of which 4.724 million were young people (under 25). Although there has been a recent improvement in the youth unemployment rate, with a decrease of 386,000 since June 2014 in the EU-28, the issue of youth unemployment remains a profound challenge to the future of Europe: the costs of NEETs (young people not in education, employment or training) amounts to €153bn (1.21% of GDP) a year in benefits and foregone earnings and taxes, according to Eurofound.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Dec 16, 2015 (02:00pm to 05:00pm)
Please join us for our Youth 3D (Demographics, Dynamics, and Development) event series, which examines the impact of the world's largest generation of young people on politics, economics, social development, and security worldwide.
This session will explore the ways in which insecurity and violent movements affect African youth, and youth-led solutions to these African challenges.
National Director, Students United for Reconstruction and Education-Liberia (SURE-Liberia)
Save the date | The 2016 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit provides leading global development stakeholders with a platform to exchange information and raise the bar for how to increase economic opportunities for young people worldwide.
Youth employment and hunger are two key issues that have been impacted by the economic crisis. This is particularly true for youth living in developing countries, representing 85% of the world youth. In an attempt to address these issues, the Global Youth Innovation Network, GYIN, has initiated its second Global Youth Summit called the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016).
Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a guiding principle of USAID’s Youth in Development Policy. Both a philosophy and an approach, it is a paradigm shift in how we understand young people and how we provide youth services. But what exactly is PYD? How does it differ from traditional approaches to youth development? In what ways can you integrate PYD strategies into your own youth programming to improve outcomes in academic achievement, workforce readiness, positive health behaviors, increased civic engagement, and violence prevention? PYD experts Dr.
Did you know that whilst almost half of young people in sub-Saharan Africa say they save, 80% do not have a bank account? Young people aren’t a target of traditional savings groups either; a survey in 2013 found that of 103 organizations that promote savings groups in 43 countries, only 22% include youth or child-focused groups.
The barriers to economic security for the growing youth population are daunting. With large numbers of youth entering the job market each year, there are insufficient formal employment opportunities, especially in poorer economies. The low quality of education and training and lack of a path to the job market put youth at a disadvantage.
The most influential event of its kind, the 32nd annual InterAction Forum brings together leaders from not-for-profits, governments, philanthropy, corporations, and civil society to advance collaboration, effectiveness, and innovation in our work to end poverty and move us toward a more sustainable and equitable future. The Young Professionals Summit Forum track (Tuesday, April 19th) offers tailored speakers, workshops, and networking events for professionals in the first half of their careers. The Summit is designed and implemented by young professionals for young professionals.
The 11th eLearning Africa will bring together decision makers and practitioners from across the education, business and public sectors to debate, share and take action on all themes surrounding access, openness, skills, pedagogy, sustainable development, best practice and more. Taking place in Cairo, Egypt, the 11th eLearning Africa will bring together decision makers and practitioners from across the education, business and public sectors to debate, share and take action on all themes surrounding access, openness, skills, pedagogy, sustainable development, best practice and more.