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Education Finance: Building the Business Case for Educating Girls and Equipping Them with Financial and Entrepreneurial Skills

Opportunity International, Private Education Development Network

263 million children out of school, a ballooning under-15 population, and governments unable to keep pace with education demands. Education Finance plays a critical role in getting and keeping every child in school. Opportunity International (Opportunity) has been championing education finance for 10 years and disbursed more than 190,000 loans to schools and parents through profitable portfolios with minimal risk and high social impact. Opportunity's work with DFID's Girls' Education Challenge provides gender-neutral financial services for families and schools in Uganda.

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Supporting Job Placement and Self-Employment for Refugee Youth: Lessons and Insights from Jordan

International Rescue Committee (IRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Making Cents International

Six years into the Syrian war, Jordan hosts over 650,000 Syrian refugees, and nearly 15% are youth between the ages of 18 and 25. Syrian refugee youth, especially those living outside of refugee camps, face many challenges in Jordan, including limited educational and economic opportunities, discrimination, and lack of access to basic services.

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The Gig Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Latin American Youth

IADB, Fundacion CAATEC, Freelancer.com

This session examined the opportunities and challenges for promoting Latin American youth participation in global online labor markets. It addressed key challenges such as identifying and developing skills that promote employability, as well as opportunities related to virtual labor migration and the mitigation of spatial mismatch between labor demand and supply.

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The Ideathon: How IRI Promotes Social Enterprise, Economic Opportunities and Youth-led Solutions to Local Governance Challenges

International Republican Institute, EMPRO

The International Republican Institute (IRI) launched its citizen security program in Panama in 2015. The program focused on supporting local governments to find new ways to engage youth from at-risk and low-income communities to help develop solutions to citizen security and local development challenges.

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Early Childbirth: An Uncharted Barrier to Expanding Girls' Economic Pathways

MarketShare Associates, CARE USA, CARE Bangladesh

Early childbirth among married adolescent girls can be a key barrier to many economic development and youth empowerment programs reaching scale. Often, this issue is not considered in economic programming even though it is often a key constraint for girls and women in capitalizing on potential economic pathways. This presentation covers experiences on how to ensure early childbirth does not limit program success and how girls’ economic opportunities can be supported to reduce early childbirth.

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Countering Conflict with Opportunity: Examining the Role of Entrepreneurship to Drive Positive Social Impact and Youth Economic Opportunity in Conflict Affected Settings

Affinis Labs, Seeds of Peace

This presentation is situated at the intersection of conflict transformation and social innovation and explores the role of youth-led entrepreneurship to drive positive social impact in conflict affected settings. We hear insights from two different initiatives that are working in this space: the Seeds of Peace GATHER Fellowship, and Affinis Labs.

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Cognitive Behavioral Curriculum Prepares Youth for Second Chances: The Experience of “I am READY” with Central American Inmates and At-Risk Youth

Catholic Relief Services, YouthPathways Project

"I am READY" is a cognitive behavioral curriculum specifically designed for use with at-risk youth in employability programs, incorporating both content as well as instructional delivery.

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Youth Creating Jobs – A Presentation of Two New Entrepreneurship Models from Brazil and Ghana

Ghana Friends, Youth Empowerment for Life, Alianca Empreendedora

How can resource-weak youth turn challenges for starting up businesses into opportunities based on their own resources? How can organisations promote an entrepreneurial and creative mindset that makes youth change makers? How can we measure low-income entrepreneurial behavior, considering the context of today?

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Youth Economic Opportunities and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Unpacking the Relationship and Exploring Solutions

Fundacion Espacio Publico, Fundación Capital, El Colegio de México, Canada´s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Espacio Público, an independent Chilean think tank, with the support and collaboration of IDRC and the IADB, has coordinated a research project on youth education and labor decisions in 9 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Enabling the Enabling Environment: Fostering Adult and Peer Relationships to Support Youth Development

Save the Children, FHI 360, Search Institute

Youth succeed when they have adequate support systems in place that encourage socioeconomic success. The enabling environment refers to the people in a child's life that model the key skills for success later in life. How can parents, mentors, teachers and employeers interact with youth without stifiling individual development?

Search Institute establishes a framework for influential figures in a child's life, while Save the Children and FHI360 demonstate how this framework can be practically applied.

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