4th Annual Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance International Symposium:

The mEducation Alliance
Oct 20, 2014 (09:00am) to Oct 21, 2014 (05:00pm)

During this year’s mEducation Alliance Networking Fair, selected presenters will have the opportunity to showcase their project(s), discuss topics and trends in the field and environments in which they work, share challenges in a safe setting, brainstorm with a group of technical experts, identify potential partners, and develop concrete plans of action. Presenters should be prepared to discuss their project at length in intensive, small-group working sessions organized to identify project collaborators and areas of possible partnership (e.g., shared interest, financial, technical platform, technical support, etc.).

The overall goal of the mEducation Alliance Networking Fair is for participants to meet potential collaborators and partners with whom they can significantly strengthen and scale promising mEducation opportunities, projects, and initiatives.   Participants will benefit from a unique environment to engage with their counterparts, mEducation Alliance members, and other leading technical experts and thought leaders, among other participants. Whether discussing mobile-based interventions for improving literacy and numeracy, strengthening youth and workforce activities, and/or scaling mEducation interventions for marginalized and/or hard-to-reach learners, each session will explore ways to improve outcomes and impact of mobile-based education interventions through informed project-building strategies and collaboration.

June 23 Webinar: Citizen Exchange, Economic Opportunity, and Eastern Europe

Citizen Diplomacy Network, Center for Citizen Diplomacy
Jun 23, 2014 (03:00pm to 04:00pm)

Exchanging Understanding: How Citizen Exchange and Economic Opportunity Are Shaping the Future of Eastern Europe

The perspective of Ukraine's youth has been significantly shaped by citizen exchange programs, such as those made possible by Fulbright, Muskie, and the Soros Foundation, which have offered a glimpse of the brighter future of a democratic European state. 

Boko Halal -- Education Is Good

Camfed International

The shocking kidnap of more than 200 girls in northern Nigeria has focused global attention on the dangers faced by young women in Africa. Like millions around the world, I hope and pray for their safe return.

The aim of militants such as Boko Haram, whose very name means "Western education is a sin," is to sew hatred and enmity between Muslim and Christian communities, which have co-existed largely peacefully for generations. Education, in particular the education of women, is a threat to Boko Haram's goals. That is why the group carried out this appalling act.

MCON14: The Millenial Engagement Conference

The Case Foundation
Jun 18, 2014 (10:15am) to Jun 19, 2014 (04:00pm)

The Case Foundation invites you to join us at MCON14—a special convening on Millennial engagement—June 18 and 19, 2014, at 9:00 AM CT via livestream (free).
Together, we’ll explore how this fearless generation is redefining issues in our communities, building movements to create change and using their talents and resources to inspire peers. You’ll also be one of the first to hear new findings from the 2014 Millennial Impact Report featuring insights on corporate engagement with the next generation.
Be sure to tune in:

Youth Employment in Africa: Whose job is it? Webinar & Twitter Chat

Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
Jun 25, 2014 (09:00am to 11:00pm)

Around the world, the communities with the brightest futures create innovative opportunities for youth to build sustainable livelihoods, pursue meaningful careers and shape better realities for themselves and for those around them. Unfortunately, in many communities within sub-Saharan Africa, youth find themselves jobless and entrenched in systems that do not welcome innovation or change.

2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

Making Cents International
Oct 6, 2014 (All day) to Oct 8, 2014 (All day)

Designed for funders, private sector companies, policy makers, youth leaders, implementers, educators, and researchers, this Summit attracts more than 400 attendees from 50 countries. Now in its eighth year, the annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit will help you to CONNECT to colleagues, EXCHANGE information, and achieve greater IMPACT.

Participants of past Summits have:

Connected Worker: How mobile technology can improve working life in emerging economies

Vodafone, Accenture

This report sets out to build on this exciting innovation and demonstrate how mobile technology can help to improve lives in emerging markets by looking at six opportunities to create shared value for workers and organisations.

Note: Statistics regarding Youth Unemployment can be found on pages 8-10 of this report.

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Mobile Services for Youth Employment

GSMA, Alcatel-Lucent

From GSMA and Alcatel-Lucent. This global study was undertaken to understand the challenges and needs of youth overcoming employment obstacles. It addresses how mobile services could play a key role in combating the problems and providing solutions.

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Scaling Mobile Employment Services: A Stakeholder Perspective – Increasing opportunities for youth through mobile

GSMA Mobile for Employment

The Mobile for Employment programme held a workshop on the topic of ‘Youth, Mobile and  Employment’ in Kigali, Rwanda on 28th January 2014. This report highlights the key findings of the workshop along with a review of the employment market in Rwanda. It discusses the commercial and operational considerations for all stakeholders and introduces possible business models along with recommendations to accelerate MNO market entry and participation in this sector in a meaningful and value-adding role.

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How Can mEmployment Improve Youth Opportunities in Africa?

GSMA Mobile for Development
Jun 12, 2014 (08:30am to 11:00am)

Mobile technology is growing in Africa: the number of mobile connections has risen to 824 million in 2014, an almost 75% market penetration).

Public and private innovators are leveraging this near ubiquity of mobile technology to address youth employment and issues. By providing services to match labour supply and demand, these pioneers are helping to bridge some of these gaps.

How can mEmployment solutions scale?