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PRESENTATION: USAID Positive Youth Development Mini Training, Sep 2016

USAID

This session, led by USAID will consist of a ‘mini-training’ geared to strengthen basic understanding of Positive Youth Development approaches and how to incorporate these into workforce development project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will also learn about opportunities to take a cross-sectoral approach when designing workforce programs.

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PRESENTATION: USAID Positive Youth Development Mini Training, Sep 2016

USAID

This session, led by USAID will consist of a ‘mini-training’ geared to strengthen basic understanding of Positive Youth Development approaches and how to incorporate these into workforce development project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will also learn about opportunities to take a cross-sectoral approach when designing workforce programs.

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PRESENTATION:Digital Accelerators and Workforce Development Can the Likes of LinkedIn Drive Development Impact, Sep 2016

RTI International, LinkedIn for Good, Accenture

The World Bank’s 2016 World Development Report, “Digital Dividends,” takes on the question of digital impact on development. The report concludes that, “Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery.

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PRESENTATION: Adaptive Programming for Gender Transformative Youth Empowerment in the New Global Economy a New Holistic Approach in the Making, Oct 2016

CARE

Much of the focus of youth economic empowerment has been on older/out-of-school youth. CARE's newly launched adolescent empowerment work redefines what we mean by “economic empowerment” by focusing on in-school adolescents and tailoring approaches to adolescents including facilitating reflective dialogues to redress gender norms that hinder adolescent empowerment.

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BLOG: Investment in Youth and Women Critical to Africa’s Development, says UN Development Chief, September 2016

United Nations Development Programme

“Africa’s large youth population presents an enormous opportunity for development", said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  “Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth by investing in education, skills development, and other social initiatives can reap enormous dividends and spur the continent’s development.” Helen Clark made her remarks during the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), a conference held regularly to promote high-level policy dialogue between Japan, African leaders, and development partners. UNDP has been a co-organiser of TICAD for more than two decades.

SCHOLARSHIP: WAAW Foundation 2017 Scholarship for Undergraduate African Women, August 2016

WAAW Foundation

Applications are invited for WAAW Foundation 2017 scholarship. These scholarships are available for African women to study as full-time students in a STEM-related course at a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation is an international non-profit organization founded in 2007. Headquartered in Lagos Nigeria with an operational office in Wylie, Texas.

BLOG: Afghanistan: Using Technology to Empower Women, July 2016

Aljazeera

Roya Mahboob knew that she wanted to build a career in technology from the first time she set her eyes on a computer in the only internet cafe in Herat, Afghanistan, when she was 16 years old. In 2010, at the age of 23 she became the first tech chief executive in Afghanistan when she founded Afghan Citadel Software (ACS) with the aim of involving more women in her country's growing technology business. "We are not thinking, we are not supposed to do critical thinking," says Mahboob, discussing the way she and many women grew up in Afghanistan. 

BLOG: Girls’ Economic Empowerment, July 2016

Plan International

In developing countries, girls’ jobs are often vulnerable, informal and unprotected. Girls are more likely to be paid lower wages - if they are paid at all - and the first to lose their jobs. At current rates, the World Economic Forum estimates that it will take over a century to close the gender pay gap. Investing in girls’ economic empowerment is essential to achieving gender equality and helping girls to reach their potential. Enabling them to learn, lead, decide and thrive can transform lives, communities and entire countries.

REPORT: State of the Small & Growing Business Sector, June 2016

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

2015 was a year for global progress in development policy. The ratification of the Paris Agreement marked the first unified, global effort to set targets to combat climate change. In 2015, UN member states also agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 universal targets that will guide policies, investments, and political agendas across the globe. The SDGs explicitly focus on economic development and reducing inequality, as well as specific sectors like energy, water, and agriculture.

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BLOG: Inclusive Agricultural Transformation: How to Support Women and Youth Through Agribusiness, June 2016

INCLUDE, The Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies

There are many challenges involved in making agriculture more attractive to women and young people. Nevertheless, there is also much optimism and many initiatives taking place to overcome these challenges, as evidenced by the widely appreciated panel discussion on ‘Jobs for women and young people – the transformative potential of agribusiness’ co-hosted by INCLUDE at the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Lusaka, Zambia on 23 May. Centred on the topic of agribusiness, this panel of experts discussed how agriculture can be transformed into a more productive sector and how it can create more employment for youth and women.

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