The State of Urban Youth 2012/2013 , Youth in the Prosperity of Cities

UN Habitat

The increasing prominence of the youth bulge in most urban areas presents a unique opportunity, as they represent the most dynamic human resource available. Their numbers today are larger than at any point in human history. Yet this group suffers the most from urban unemployment and often feels that they lack equal access to opportunities. This is especially acute in developing countries, which have a relatively youthful population that must be mobilised to realise greater economic and social development goals.

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Clinton Global Initiative
Sep 23, 2014 (04:15pm to 05:30pm)

Hosted by President Bill Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th Annual Meeting will bring CGI members together under the 2014 theme of Reimagining Impact to facilitate the development of forward-thinking approaches that re-envision the way we impact the world.


  • Nicholas Kristof, Columnist and Author, The New York Times


Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool

Making Cents International

Microsoft and Making Cents collaborated to offer this framework to support development of a common language and greater understanding of the unique role that each stakeholder can play in the youth workforce development field. Our hope is that they will contribute to greater cooperation, joint projects and increased youth economic opportunities created by information and communication technologies.

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Youth guarantees: a response to the youth employment crisis?


Youth guarantees are gaining prominence in the fight against the current youth employment crisis. The concept of youth guarantee implies an entitlement to a job, training or education of a defined group of young people seeking employment and an obligation for the Public Employment Service (PES) or another public authority to provide the services and/or implement the programmes within a given period of time. Several countries in Europe have positive experiences with guarantee schemes.

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African Microfinance Week / Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance

Microfinance Africa
Dec 1, 2014 (All day) to Dec 5, 2014 (All day)

Accelerating innovative rural finance in Africa

Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) - Rwanda

University of New Hampshire, The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP)
Nov 3, 2014 (All day) to Nov 14, 2014 (All day)

The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) moves to Rwanda in November to offer three courses for savings groups practitioners. Our affiliate host Sterling Micro Development Consultants (Rwanda) Ltd. is organizing the workshop at the Nobleza Hotel located in Kicukiro Centre just 15 minutes from Kigali International Air Port.

PIND 2014 Youth Link Forum: Linking Youth to Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship Development Opportunities in the Niger Delta

Oct 14, 2014 (All day) to Oct 15, 2014 (All day)

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is hosting its first Youth Link Forum with the theme “Linking Youth to Employability skills and Entrepreneurship Development Opportunities in the Niger Delta” on 14-15 October, 2014, at the Aldgate Congress Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to discuss and contribute to resolving the most pressing economic and social problems that limit youth potential.

Collaborating to Solve Youth Employment

Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
Sep 17, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Sub-Saharan Africa faces a paradox that has global relevance and implications: it will be home to the largest youth population in the world by 2050 and although literacy rates (by 6%) and education enrollment rates (by 9%) have been on the rise, youth unemployment continues to hover above 60% across the region. How will African youth create or secure sustainable and meaningful livelihoods? And more specifically, who is responsible for youth employment in Africa?