FULL LIST OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Youth Employment in Fragile States: Building the Foundations First

ECDPM and IFC

High and persistent youth unemployment only reinforces fragility. IFC’s approach to supporting youth employment in fragile and conflict-affected countries is to help tackle structural issues in those economies, through an innovative ‘fragility and conflict lens. The scourge of high youth unemployment is a source of deep pain to economies and societies around the world.

Agriculture Ministers Urged to Address African Rural Youth Unemployment

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Youth employment should be at the center of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization José Graziano da Silva told a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at FAO headquarters in Rome.  

Hilton Celebrates World Youth Skills Day

Forbes, Grads of LifeVoice

Travel and tourism is the fastest growing job sector in the world, with 86 million new jobs projected to be filled globally by 2026. At Hilton, our future success depends on whether or not today’s young people have the skills they need to succeed in life and on the job. Yet too many young people across the world don’t have the minimum level of basic skills needed to be gainfully employed. And as a result, young people today are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults.

Bridging the Gap from School to Employment in El Salvador

Palladium

The workforce situation in El Salvador is typical of many countries around the world – on the one hand young people struggling to find meaningful work and on the other businesses complaining that their growth and competitiveness is constrained by the difficulty and cost of finding people with the right skills and competencies.

Young People & Agriculture: Strategic Priorities for Impact

Mercy Corps

While the narrative around agriculture in Africa can invoke a story of back-breaking labor and subsistence, with agriculture seen as a last resort option for poor, there is a much different story to cultivate. Investing in agriculture growth is 11 times more effective for overall economic growth when compared to other sectors such as mining, utilities, and services. In fact, estimates project that African agriculture and agribusiness could be worth $1 trillion by 2030.

Growing a Future: Liberian Youth Reflect on Agriculture Livelihoods

Mercy Corps

Over the next few decades, agriculture will continue to be the dominant sector of employment and a vital source of labor for most young people in Africa. Harnessing youth’s potential to participate meaningfully in their food systems, from production to plate, has the potential to increase their productivity and revenues, as well as ensure the resilience and food security of their households.

WEBINAR: Positive Youth Development for Workforce Readiness and Employability: What Do We Know?

ORGANIZER: 
YouthPower Learning
DATE: 
Jul 18, 2017 (09:00am to 10:30am)

This webinar, focused on workforce readiness and employability, is the first in a series that builds upon sector-specific analysis from our recently released Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. The webinar will provide insights into the following questions: What does Positive Youth Development (PYD) look like in workforce readiness and employability programs?

Does Sport-Based Workforce Training Work for At-Risk Youth in LAC?: Final Results from the A Ganar Randomized Control Trial in Honduras

ORGANIZER: 
USAID
DATE: 
Jun 23, 2017 (10:00am to 11:30am)

Social Impact will present final results of a USAID-funded six-year randomized control trial of the A Ganar workforce development program in Honduras. Implemented by Partners of the Americas, A Ganar uses sports-based life skills activities, vocational training, internships and follow-on support to combat youth unemployment.

YouthConnekt Africa Sumit

ORGANIZER: 
YouthConnekt
DATE: 
Jul 19, 2017 (All day) to Jul 21, 2017 (All day)

Over the last decades, Africa has been experiencing rapid technological and economic development creating new opportunities for millions of people all over the continent. However, with more than 226 million people aged between 15-241 , Africa has the youngest population – and the highest youth unemployment rate (60%  ) – in the world.

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.