BLOG: Quality Apprenticeships: Life-changing experiences

Work in Progress, International Labour Organization

Originally published on iloblog.org

Ashwani Aggarwal, Team Lead (Work based Learning, Apprenticeships and Recognition of Prior Learning), ILO

What We Know About Rural Youth’s Entry Into Employment

With the launch of the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) last year, the role of employment and livelihoods has come to the forefront. Given the high presence of youth in the labor force in many GFSS countries, the role of agriculture compared with other sectors in youth employment is receiving increasing attention in programs. USAID’s Chief Economist, in partnership with the Bureau for Food Security (BFS), convened a workshop this past October bringing researchers, USAID staff, and implementers together for an evidence-based exchange on the barriers to youth’s entry into work in rural and peri-urban areas. 

Time4Coffee Podcast


Time4Coffee is a podcast and website dedicated to helping college students, recent graduates and those still looking for the right fit navigate a rapidly changing global job marketplace. Let’s face it: for a young person today, let alone an older job seeker, what is unquestionably exhilarating about these changes and endless possibilities can also be downright paralyzing and overwhelming.

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YouthPower Learning Webinar: Strategies for Engaging Youth Refugees: Lessons from Niger

YouthPower Learning
Jun 13, 2018 (09:00am to 10:00am)

Strategies for Engaging Youth Refugees: Lessons from Niger

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EDT)

Tech & Innovation for Employment

Mercy Corps
May 23, 2018 (08:00am to 06:00pm)

Mercy Corps’ Youth Impact Labs in partnership with Google.org are joining forces to host an event that will bring together thought leaders in technology and innovation for youth employment in Eastern Africa. We will meet in an intimate gathering to explore how tech-enabled solutions can unlock opportunities for youth entrepreneurship and employment in the region and beyond.

Building an Evidence Base on Rural Youth Employment and Livelihoods

Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD); Feed the Future; USAID
May 8, 2018 (All day)

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and USAID are pleased to invite the food and agricultural research community, global development practitioners and donors, and U.S. Government interagency partners to participate in a public meeeting on the evidence base on rural youth employment and livelihoods. The public meeting will be held in Washington, DC on May 8, 2018.

International Center for Research On Women Accepting Applications for the Mariam K. Chamberlain Award

International Center for Research on Women

ICRW is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award, which honors the legacy of Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, a visionary who founded Re:Gender – formerly the National Council for Research on Women – in 1981. The $10,000 award will support a first-generation doctoral student, as they work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year.

Deloitte Global Youth Survey

Deloitte Global in collaboration with the Global Business Coalition for Education

We are seeking the voice of youth globally ages 15 to 29 to better understand youth skill development and youth employment.

Please share the survey with your friends and peers by copying and pasting this message:

Share your voice and perspective on youth skills and youth employment. If you are between 15 and 29 years old, please click here for a brief 5-minute Global Youth Survey à https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gbce2018

AWARD: 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion

MIT and Mastercard Foundation

Applications Open to Find Africa’s Most Innovative Start-ups Meeting the Greatest Financial Inclusion Challenges