What is it like to be a young entrepreneur in the Middle East? In this webinar, we'll hear from Ziad Abichaker, a young social entrepreneur from Lebanon who founded an enterprise that produces organic fertilizers from recycling household waste. He will speak about his entrepreneurship experience and the key issue and challenges he encountered. After his presentation there will be a group discussion and we invite all attendees to participate! This webinar will be in Arabic.
The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, McKinsey & Company
On January 21st, 74 finalists were selected for the nationwide JobRaising Challenge, an innovative competition to help job-creating nonprofits raise money and publicity. The Skoll Foundation, The Huffington Post, CrowdRaise, and knowledge partner McKinsey & Company have selected these organizations as the most innovative, feasible, and scalable candidates from hundreds of applicants representing 31 states and 110 cities across America! The groups will compete to see how much they can raise via the CrowdRise platform. The top three finalists will receive part of the $250,000 prize.
Winrock International Putting Ideas to Work was presented under the Youth Enterprise Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Winrock International shares their successful experiences tied to youth enterprise development, education, and employment using growth oriented value chains in the agriculture sector.
After valuable trial and error, Ashoka has learned the winning formula for creating a digital strategy aimed at working with young entrepreneurs and facilitators that assist youth with launching with new projects and/or ventures. This overview of Ashoka was presented at a Lunch Session at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.
The Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa
Mar 18, 2013 (All day) to Mar 20, 2013 (All day)
The Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers (CCETYW 2013) has been organised by The Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa with an aim of bringing together Youth Development Practitioners from across the commonwealth for the 1st time ever. The delegates are drawn from youth development networks in Governments, NGOs youth workers associations and Youth Development agencies.
In order to capture successful approaches to building strong, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems that help democracies deliver for all segments of the population, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will organize a two-day international conference in Chicago, IL on April 9-10, 2013. It will focus on the following key themes:
Watch Janet Longmore, President and CEO of Digital Opportunities Trust (DOT), explain her company's strategy for equipping youth to act as agents of change within their communities in developing countries and emerging markets. Janet goes in depth regarding the importance of engaging young entrepreneurs with technology and which technology is emerging as the top platforms to use in the field. She also points out the need for the development community at large needs to adopt and embrace technology in order to work effectively in today's constantly changing world.
Investing In Young People: Part 1 A Reference Guide on Youth Employability was presented under the Workforce Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The purpose of this reference guide is to strengthen the technical and operational capacity of Aga Khan Development Network partners and other stakeholders involved in the Enhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth (EELY) programme in northern Pakistan.
Jesse Fripp presented on the Technology Plenary Panel at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. ShoreBank International (SBI) is dedicated to expanding access to capital, information and services for small & growing businesses, entrepreneurs and households, to catalyze sustainable development and build an inclusive global financial system. An overview of SBI is provided.
Youth Products Now Available in Aisle 1 was presented at a Plenary Session at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation discusses a new public-private partnership that links youth to markets using Whole Foods Market stores