FULL LIST OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Garissa Youth Project (G-Youth)

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Education Development Center (EDC)

The Garissa Youth Project (G-Youth) is designed to create enabling environments that empower youth in different ways through a youth-owned, youth-led model.  The project supports youth in designing and managing initiatives that improve economic and social opportunities for themselves and their communities, enables increased numbers of Garissan youth to have greater access to livelihood opportunities and the world of work, increases youth retention and transition to secondar

Tijara Provincial Economic Growth Program-Iraqi Youth Initiative

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Louis Berger Group

The Iraqi Youth Initiative is a new private sector initiative designed by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create employment opportunities for young Iraqis was initiated this week by the USAID-Tijara Provincial Economic Growth Program. The project hopes to expose young Iraqis living in underserved or impoverished areas to essential business skills and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescent Girls

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Brac

The Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) programme started in 2008 and is already making a difference in the lives of vulnerable Ugandan teenage girls and young women. Organised into 690 clubs for 13 to 22 year olds, the programme provides a safe place for them to socialise and take part in group activities as well as a forum for life-skills training. Many of the older members who are out of school have taken training in income-generating skills. Near the end of 2009, some began receiving microfinance loans and have launched their own businesses.

Girl Hub

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Nike Foundation, DfID

Girl Hub’s job is to unleash the Girl Effect.
What’s the Girl Effect? It’s when the 600 million adolescent girls in the developing world get a chance to grow into healthy mothers, active citizens and educated members of their societies – and transform their families, communities and nations along the way.

The Girl Effect is a revolution waiting to happen. It just needs a few things.

Dalit Empowerment Centre (DSK)

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Navsarjan Trus

Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK), a joint initiative of Navsarjan and Janvikas, is located in Village Nani Devti, about 30 kilometers from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It was founded in July 1999, and was given its current name in 2003.  Several thousands of students have now completed courses at DSK.

UNESCO SHS STRATEGY ON AFRICAN YOUTH: TOWARDS AN ENABLING POLICY ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN AFRICA (2009-2013)

UNESCO

On April 12, 2010, the UNESCO Executive Board endorsed this 5-year strategy that will guide UNESCOs work on youth development and civic engagement in Africa until 2013. The strategy was developed in close collaboration with Member States, the African Union Commission, and young people.

Resource Type: 
Report

Introduction to Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage: Youth PATH: An Education Tool for Sustainable Development

UNESCO

This paper discusses the UNESCO Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage (Youth PATH) project. The goal of this project is to train youth in poor communities of the Caribbean in the development and documentation of natural and cultural heritage sites to enable these sites to become the center of domestic and/or international tourism and in so doing, develop communities and reduce poverty.

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

Education, Youth and Development: UNESCO in Latin America and the Caribbean

UNESCO

The MDGs and the Education for All (EFA) goals are analyzed from the perspective of youth in this paper, which also details the contributions made toward these goals by UNESCO programs and activities. The paper also presents progress achieved and innovative experiences at the country level.

Resource Type: 
Report

Youth Economic Opportunities Online Portal

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Making Cents International

The Youth Economic Opportunities learning platform is the first community of practice and knowledge exchange portal developed by and for the youth economic opportunities sector. The online portal offers an open and innovative environment for collaborative and dynamic learning and knowledge sharing around the following technical areas and cross-cutting themes: Workforce Development, Financial Services, Enterprise Development, Gender, and Evaluation & Assessment. We are dedicated to: Connecting and sharing knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned; Exchanging the latest resources, jobs, and funding opportunities; and Impacting the world’s 1.8 billion young people.

Five insights from demography that could change your views on financial inclusion

Credit Suisse and Center for Financial Inclusion

Blog #1 in a special series for the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
September 11-13, 2012 | Washington, DC
www.youtheconomicopportunities.org

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