Making Cents International
According to the recently released United Nations report (“World Urbanization Prospects”), more than half of humanity now lives in cities. Today, 54% of the world’s population, 3.9 billion people, resides in urban areas, compared to only 30% back in 1950. The report predicts that cities will add an additional 2.5 billion people by 2050, with nearly 90% of this increase happening in Asia and Africa.
This year’s Workforce Development Track of the Making Cents conference saw more than a tenfold increase in proposal submissions and will feature a record number of panelists across nine distinct workforce themed panels. The lineup of proposals and participants provides terrific insight into the range and diversity of workforce issues that the development community and countries at large are grappling with, including public private partnerships, work-based learning interventions, soft-skills measurement, technology applications, career development practices and mentorship programs.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), La Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO), Costa Rica, Glasswing International, Universidad del Valle
Future Work Consulting, Youth Business International, EY, Network for teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Accenture, Manq'a
International Youth Foundation, State Government of Baja California Sur, BRAC USA, UNICEF
VSO International, Asante Africa Foundation
Save the Children, Plan International, Accenture
FUSADES, Catholic Relief Services
Mozaik Foundation, Deloitte Consulting