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YouthLead Photo Contest

YouthLead

ABOUT THE YOUTHLEAD PHOTO CONTEST

Showcase your work globally! This photo contest provides you, as a young changemaker, a global platform to show the impact of your changemaking activities. We will award ten prizes to the best photos that demonstrate how your work creates a positive impact in your community. 

We are looking for creative and high-quality photos that tell a powerful story of how you are achieving impact in your community, however you define that community—your neighborhood, your district, your school or university, your country….or the planet.

Youth Enterprise: The Role of Gender and Life Stage in Motivations, Aspirations and Measures of Success

Journal of Education and Work

‘Enterprise’ has increasingly become part of the United Kingdom’s political grammar and efforts to develop entrepreneurial traits and activities in young people have been a key strand of this policy focus. As the 2008 economic recession saw a curtailed youth labour market, enterprise emerged as an appealing policy ‘solution’ to youth unemployment. Traditional measures of enterprise chart the numbers of new businesses and their survival rates.

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Paper

Sawa World Day Video Submissions Open October 17, 2018

Sawa World

The Sawa World Day celebrates local solutions that can transform the lives of vulnerable youth everywhere. 

The Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Forum

ORGANIZER: 
International Labour Organization
DATE: 
Nov 13, 2018 (08:00am) to Nov 14, 2018 (06:00pm)

Join us at the YES Forum to learn more about youth entrepreneurship policies, improving access to finance for young entrepreneurs and facilitating access to markets. The two-day programme will include plenary sessions, inspirational talks, a marketplace for key actors, and a pitching competition for young entrepreneurs. The YES Forum is a featured event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week and is jointly organized by the ILO, ITC, UNCDF, UNCTAD and UNIDO under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

World Bank Youth Summit 2018: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital

ORGANIZER: 
The World Bank
DATE: 
Dec 3, 2018 (All day) to Dec 4, 2018 (All day)

Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event held by the World Bank Group (WBG) to engage with youth globally on the most pressing topics facing their generation.

Expanding Digital Services Key to Financial Inclusion in Africa

Devex

With more than half of Africa’s population under the age of 25, many experts believes the continent’s greatest resource and potential competitive advantage could lie in the hands of its youth as they enter the workforce. However, economic growth on the continent has not yet translated into opportunities for young people to earn a sustainable livelihood — representing both missed potential and a societal risk as they could become alienated and marginalized.

Alternative Delivery Channels for Financial Inclusion: Opportunities and Challenges in African Banks and Microfinance Institutions 2016

MasterCard Foundation

With approximately two billion unbanked and underbanked individuals globally, down from 2.5 billion just a few years ago (Global Findex 2011-2014), substantial progress has been made towards the goal of full financial inclusion, but is still far from being achieved. In particular, financial inclusion rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, where poor infrastructure, low population density and high costs have created significant barriers for financial service providers (FSPs) to serve low-income clients, have remained among the lowest globally.

Finding a Formula for Youth Economic Empowerment

Plan International
Plan International’s Banking on Change program shows how providing girls and young women with savings skills doesn't just produce financial rewards.
 
“We were just using the money anywhere,” says Cleopatra, a 20 year-old young woman from the Central Province of Zambia, describing the challenge she once faced managing her family’s finances.
 

Global Inclusion Awards 2017

ORGANIZER: 
Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI)
DATE: 
May 3, 2017 (All day)

The Global Inclusion Awards 2017, a CYFI initiative, recognise and honour those that achieve greatness and demonstrate innovation in financial, social and livelihoods education, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurial support for children and youth at the national, regional and international level.

CONFERENCE: 19th Annual Microfinance Centre Conference, June 22-24, 2016

ORGANIZER: 
Microfinance Centre (MFC)
DATE: 
Jun 22, 2016 (All day) to Jun 24, 2016 (All day)

The over-arching conference theme considers the space that microfinance could occupy, if it fully embraces new technology, and the detachment it will suffer if it does not. This conference will be a key platform to debate the trade-offs, make the case for digital innovations, and critically examine what aspects of traditional service delivery need to be preserved. Importantly, it will be done by putting the experience of real institutions under the microscope.

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