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Advancing Youth-Inclusive Market Systems

International Youth Foundation

This post is the first in a series examining youth-inclusive market systems (YIMS), which is IYF’s newest approach to improving youth economic opportunity.

New Project to Tackle Youth Unemployment in Tunisia will Focus on Job Seekers and Job Creators

World Bank

New US$60 million World Bank project to link marginalized youth with opportunities, while promoting entrepreneurs and businesses as engines of job creation

Reaching the most marginalized girls in Benin using a data-driven approach

MasterCard Foundation

Africa is home to over 275 million girls under the age of 18. According to UNICEF’s projections, while most regions will have a similar or smaller number of girls by 2030, the number of African girls will grow by 30 percent between 2015 and 2030. These statistics tell us that there is an urgent need to deepen our investments and efforts to improve the lives of young women and girls, especially the most vulnerable ones.

Head in the Clouds: Using a Cloud-Based Digital Platform to Assess Value Chains

Plan International, DAI

Please join us for an interactive session in which we will share a current digital solution we’re employing in El Salvador to support young people start their own businesses, as part of USAID Bridges to Employment. The value chain assessment tool helps implementers and young people identify market opportunities in their communities. This tool is easily adaptable to other contexts and offers a scalable mechanism to support youth transitioning to the working world. It is our hope that globally, the tool will soon leverage open-sourced and crowd-sourced data.

Youth Voices for Positive Change: An Evidence Based Approach to Developing the Sudanese Youth National Policy

Youth Forum

This session represents the research findings by the Youth Forum Organization to the government for drawing up Sudan’s first National Youth Policy. It is a journey we will take to formulate a new and innovative approach to creating a Sudanese national policy for youth. The aim here is to bring to light the most prominent challenges faced by our youth, and also their aspirations for a policy that will accurately represent them and meet their needs.

The Intersection of Tourism and Youth Development: Innovating the Future of Work for Youth in Jordan

Chemonics International, InterContinental Hotels Group

The future of work for youth in developing countries across the world is contextual and multi-faceted.  In Jordan, there continue to be a wealth of opportunity for youth people to engage in the growing tourism market, demonstrative of incredible work to engage youth where they are in the development of innovative solutions through private-sector partnerships with both local and international organizations.

Youth Economic Forum 2017

ORGANIZER: 
Perdana Fellows Alumni Association
DATE: 
Oct 21, 2017 (All day)

How will the global economy change with emerging trends such as fintech and artificial intelligence? Will the Malaysian economy be able to future-proof against this, amidst concerns over a growing world population, climate change and food security?

Training: Measuring Positive Youth Development in Youth-focused Programming

ORGANIZER: 
YouthPower Learning
DATE: 
Oct 30, 2017 (All day)

YouthPower Learning invites youth-serving organizations to attend this free, in-person training on how to measure Positive Youth Development (PYD) to improve program performance on multi-sector outcomes. PYD is a guiding principle of USAID’s Youth in Development Policy. Both a philosophy and an approach, PYD emphasizes the importance of young people having the knowledge and skills they need, the opportunity to harness those skills, and a supportive environment in order to thrive as adults.

Advancing Pathways to Education and Workforce Opportunities for Systems-Involved Youth

ORGANIZER: 
American Youth Policy Forum
DATE: 
Sep 25, 2017 (12:00pm)

Young people involved in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems often face significant challenges to long-term success.

JOB: Technical Advisor II – Youth Microfinance and Livelihood

Catholic Relief Services

CRS is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual, who can help the Agency provide leadership in developing the business and marketing skills of vulnerable communities. Target clients for this work are poor households, youth, and women, mainly in rural and peri-urban areas. CRS has had considerable success in deploying its fee-for-service, private service provider (PSP), delivery mechanism for its savings and internal lending communities (savings groups approach) and more recently has extended the microfinance skills curriculum delivered by the PSPs to include financial education.

Global Center for Youth Employment Ideathon

Global Center for Youth Employment & Ford Foundation & 1776

The Global Center for Youth Employment, in partnership with the Ford Foundation and 1776 will host a two-day Ideathon to source, co-design, and invest in innovative solutions to youth employment. Selected ideas will gain seed funding and in-kind partnership from Center members to support, test, and evaluate ideas as they grow.