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.
Time4Coffee is a podcast and website dedicated to helping college students, recent graduates and those still looking for the right fit navigate a rapidly changing global job marketplace. Let’s face it: for a young person today, let alone an older job seeker, what is unquestionably exhilarating about these changes and endless possibilities can also be downright paralyzing and overwhelming.
Aug 9, 2018 (09:30am to 11:00am)
International Youth Day is observed annually on August 12. It is an opportunity for governments, civil society, educational institutions and the business community to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. The theme of International Youth Day 2018 is Safe Spaces for Youth. Join us for a panel discussion on creating safe employment pathways for urban youth to enter the labor market.
International Center for Research on Women
ICRW is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award, which honors the legacy of Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, a visionary who founded Re:Gender – formerly the National Council for Research on Women – in 1981. The $10,000 award will support a first-generation doctoral student, as they work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year.
World Bank Group
Training is one of the main ways that the Nepal government intervenes in the labor market. This descriptive study documents patterns, trends, correlates, and the labor-market effects of formal off-the-job training of youth, based on national household survey data. Training rates in Nepal tend to be higher than in other South Asian countries. Within the country, rates are higher for traditionally advantaged groups. While both short-and long-term training programs are available, most programs are short-term.