Focus on Young People! ILO launches global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

International Labour Organization

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them.

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is launching a photo contest focusing on young people at work. The photo contest has been organized in partnership with the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, and financed by The MasterCard Foundation.

Mama Taa Mulika Mtaa ( Slang for Women of light...lighten up your town)

International Finance Coperation (IFC) and Siaya Community Initiatives Network(SCOINET)

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ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: an opportunity to enhance youth creativity

International Labour Organization
Apr 8, 2013 (All day) to Apr 12, 2013 (All day)

This year the academy will have a special focus on youth and job creation for young people. The main objectives will be:

• to generate a better understanding of the concept of a Social and Solidarity Economy and its possible application to job creation for young people;

• to strengthen the impact of a Social and Solidarity Economy approach through the creation of a community of practice in this area.

To enroll for the Academy, please register on line at:

Global Entreprenership Congress

Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation and Endeavor Brazil
Mar 18, 2013 (All day) to Mar 21, 2013 (All day)

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from more than 130 countries interested in sharing ideas with one another on how best to help new and young firms flourish in their countries. The 2013 Congress takes place from March 18 – 21, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with core sessions and an assortment of fringe events all taking place at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

Looking Through the Demographic Window: Implications for Financial Inclusion

Center for Financial Inclusion

This report is the first from Financial Inclusion 2020's Mapping the Invisible Market project, which examines major trends that are instrumental in the world achieving full financial inclusion by the year 2020.  The report discusses how many developing countries are entering a period called "the Demographic Window," which presents a unique opportunity for economic development, but requires the right policies in place to improve labor productivity and prepare for an aging population as countries shift out of the "window" period later on.

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UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications


This fund promotes the poverty reduction aims of Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat Agenda for better, more sustainable and equitable towns and cities throughout the developing world. It provides grants of up to $25,000 for new ideas and solutions for job creation, good governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure.

EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference

European Foundation for Management Development
Mar 4, 2013 (All day) to Mar 5, 2013 (All day)

The overall theme of the conference is: “Empowering Entrepreneurs for Growth." 


Girls for Change! Participatory video for monitoring and evaluation brings valuable lessons for girl programming

Feb 14, 2013 (10:00am to 11:00am)

A webinar which brings together different stakeholders involved in a recent Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation programme. The panel includes girl beneficiaries and programme implementors from Uganda and Guartemala as well as trainer and donor representatives.

Investing in Young People 2013

Financial Times

Governments and business are coming to realize that educating future workers and consumers is critical for global stability.  Check out this special report from Financial Times on the benefits of investing in young people.

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The Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers

The Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa
Mar 18, 2013 (All day) to Mar 20, 2013 (All day)

The Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers (CCETYW 2013) has been organised by The Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa with an aim of bringing together Youth Development Practitioners from across the commonwealth for the 1st time ever. The delegates are drawn from youth development networks in Governments, NGOs youth workers associations and Youth Development agencies.