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The Opportunity Puzzle: Piecing it together for youth to thrive in a changing world

The Youth Economic Opportunities Network

We live in a time of rapid economic, social, and environmental change. No group has a greater stake in the consequences of these global trends than the world’s 1.8 billion young people, the largest youth cohort in history. The majority of today’s youth population—nearly 90 percent—live in developing countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. 

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2019 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Orientation Webinar

Making Cents International's Youth Economic Opportunities Network
 
The annual GYEO Summit Call for Proposals is a competitive process open to all interested applicants working to advance youth economic opportunities. Summit speakers raise awareness about their work, share knowledge and encourage collaboration in our sector through practical, hands-on breakout sessions that connect to the Summit’s theme and technical tracks.
 
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Presentation

Walking the Talk: Building Mutual Understanding on Youth Engagement

ORGANIZER: 
YouthPower
DATE: 
Feb 21, 2019 (09:00am to 10:30am)

A key challenge for our community is how we can build stronger mutual understanding among donors, implementers, and young leaders alike on inclusive youth engagement in development programming.

Call for Proposals Orientation Webinar

ORGANIZER: 
Making Cents International's Youth Economic Opportunities Network
DATE: 
Feb 5, 2019 (09:30am to 10:30am)

The annual GYEO Summit Call for Proposals is a competitive process open to all interested applicants working to advance youth economic opportunities. Summit speakers raise awareness about their work, share knowledge and encourage collaboration in our sector through practical, hands-on breakout sessions that connect to the Summit’s theme and technical tracks.

Addressing Social Capital for Disadvantaged Youth: Youth and Teacher Perceptions of a Youth Development Program in Hong Kong

Cogent Social Sciences

In this qualitative case study, the perceived impacts of workshops and internships provided by a Hong Kong-based non-governmental organization (NGO) working to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth were explored and descriptively presented. Data were derived from a combination of individual youth and teacher interviews, coupled with a youth focus group. Themes within the findings were developed by exploring individual perceptions of the influence that participation in workshops and internships had on reducing social barriers and addressing social issues for the youth.

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Staff Development Must Include Youth Development, Especially in South Asia

YouthToday
Investing in youth from an early age can be a slow and difficult process, but its benefits can be far-reaching, especially from a staff development point of view.
 

Dreams Deterred: Opportunities to Promote Self-Reliance for Somali Refugee Youth in Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Somali refugees in Kenya currently find themselves in limbo with only restrictive and impractical options available to them. The majority of these refugees are unable to return to Somalia, despite recent efforts by the Governments of Kenya and Somalia and UNHCR, due to sustained threats to their protection, safety and dignity in what continues to be a fragile post-conflict situation. Opportunities for third country resettlement are concurrently diminishing, particularly in Europe and the United States of America, due to a sharp decline in refugee resettlement quotas.

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Report

Achieving Gender Equality by 2030: Putting Adolescents on the Agenda

ORGANIZER: 
Global Early Adolescent Study
DATE: 
Nov 12, 2018 (07:45am to 09:30am)

This side event focuses on the key role of adolescents in Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empowerment of all Women and Girls by 2030.

Youth Impact: Unleashing the Power of Youth to Deliver on Global Goals

ORGANIZER: 
International Youth Foundation
DATE: 
Oct 11, 2018 (01:00pm to 07:00pm)

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and 

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