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Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places

ORGANIZER: 
Brookings
DATE: 
May 21, 2019 (09:00am to 07:00pm)

Unfilled jobs, low labor force participation, and declining economic mobility suggest education systems are struggling to equip workers with the skills employers demand. In a time of rapid technological change, how can private and public sector leaders join together with the education community to build more resilient people and places?

Five Powerful Ways to Harness Digital Technology to Curb Youth Unemployment

Dalberg Global Development Advisors

High youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems confronting advanced and developing countries alike. To ease the crisis, government policies and practices have focused on vocational education and financial provisions, but these measures have hardly made a dent. Fortunately, digital technology offers some solutions. While technological advances alone are never enough, a mix of regulation, investment and school integration can foster new technological solutions to the youth unemployment crisis.

Summing up - Blog Mini-Series For Financial Inclusion: A Case For Orphans And Vulnerable Children

Technical Advisor For The ASPIRES Project, International Rescue Committee

Put your finger on the pulse of current practice and research in community-based savings-led microfinance for orphans and vulnerable children. The "Blog Mini-Series For Financial Inclusion: A Case For Orphans And Vulnerable Children" examines the challenges facing orphans and vulnerable children and the promise of financial inclusion for these groups. Read the summary here and the entire blog mini-series at Microlinks.

Digital Jobs in Africa: Catalyzing Inclusive Opportunities for Youth

Dalberg, The Rockefeller Foundation

The positive economic impact of the Internet is well known. Mobile and Internet platforms have increased access to improved agriculture, education, health, and governance services by otherwise underserved communities. Beyond improving delivery of key social services, Information Communication Technology (ICT) is generating transformative growth – growth that creates sustainable pathways out of poverty.

 

More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage

ORGANIZER: 
ICRW, CSIS
DATE: 
Sep 12, 2014 (09:30am to 11:30am)

Every year, roughly 14 million girls are married before their 18th birthday. Instead of playing and learning, child brides as young as 10 years old are often subjected to a life of isolation, poor health and abuse. Child marriage not only violates a girl’s human rights, but it also stifles community, state and global development efforts to end poverty and gender inequality.

Skills for Youth Employment: How and for Whom?

R4D

R4D recently hosted a panel discussion about the skills that students in developing countries need to excel in the labor market, along with innovative models for delivering those skills at the secondary level. The conversation covered macro issues (for instance, how to scale, how to engage policymakers, how to move successful pilots into the hands of local governments) and the precise skills that youth should acquire to meet the needs of employers.

Boko Halal -- Education Is Good

Camfed International

The shocking kidnap of more than 200 girls in northern Nigeria has focused global attention on the dangers faced by young women in Africa. Like millions around the world, I hope and pray for their safe return.

The aim of militants such as Boko Haram, whose very name means "Western education is a sin," is to sew hatred and enmity between Muslim and Christian communities, which have co-existed largely peacefully for generations. Education, in particular the education of women, is a threat to Boko Haram's goals. That is why the group carried out this appalling act.

Three Ways to Bridge the Employability Gap in the Developing World

Results for Development (R4D)

Re-posted with permission from R4D:

What are the skills needed for employability in the 21st century economy? And what innovative models are needed to deliver these skills to students?

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