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The Global Youth Wellbeing Index: European Launch Event (London, November 25th)

ORGANIZER: 
Hilton Worldwide, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the International Youth Foundation
DATE: 
Nov 25, 2014 (08:30am to 11:00am)

The European Launch of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014, 8:30am—11:00am
Central London

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS

Simon Vincent
Hilton Worldwide Area President for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

William Reese
President and CEO, International Youth Foundation

PRESENTATION OF THE INDEX

Dr. Nicole Goldin
Principal Author, Global Youth Wellbeing Index; Founder, NRG Advisory

RESPONSE PANEL

Webinar #3 - Understanding The Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework & Tool

ORGANIZER: 
Making Cents International, Microsoft
DATE: 
Nov 4, 2014 (12:00am to 12:45am)

Globally, digital jobs are going unfilled. Thirty percent of employers in Ghana, 58 percent in Kenya, and 90 percent in South Africa reported challenges in hiring youth for technology-enabled jobs. In the United States, more than 50 percent of today's jobs require some degree of technology skills, and experts say this percentage will increase to 77 percent in the next decade. At the same time, young people aged 15 to 24 make up 40 percent of the world’s unemployed.

Webinar #2 - Understanding The Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework & Tool

ORGANIZER: 
Making Cents International, Microsoft
DATE: 
Nov 3, 2014 (08:00pm to 08:45pm)

Globally, digital jobs are going unfilled. Thirty percent of employers in Ghana, 58 percent in Kenya, and 90 percent in South Africa reported challenges in hiring youth for technology-enabled jobs. In the United States, more than 50 percent of today's jobs require some degree of technology skills, and experts say this percentage will increase to 77 percent in the next decade. At the same time, young people aged 15 to 24 make up 40 percent of the world’s unemployed.

Webinar #1 - Understanding The Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework & Tool

ORGANIZER: 
Making Cents International, Microsoft
DATE: 
Nov 3, 2014 (10:00am to 10:45am)

Globally, digital jobs are going unfilled. Thirty percent of employers in Ghana, 58 percent in Kenya, and 90 percent in South Africa reported challenges in hiring youth for technology-enabled jobs. In the United States, more than 50 percent of today's jobs require some degree of technology skills, and experts say this percentage will increase to 77 percent in the next decade. At the same time, young people aged 15 to 24 make up 40 percent of the world’s unemployed.

RESOURCE: Digital Jobs in Africa: Catalyzing Inclusive Opportunities for Youth

Dalberg, The Rockefeller Foundation

The positive economic impact of the Internet is well known. Mobile and Internet platforms have increased access to improved agriculture, education, health, and governance services by otherwise underserved communities. Beyond improving delivery of key social services, Information Communication Technology (ICT) is generating transformative growth – growth that creates sustainable pathways out of poverty.

 

Digital Jobs in Africa: Catalyzing Inclusive Opportunities for Youth

Dalberg, The Rockefeller Foundation

The positive economic impact of the Internet is well known. Mobile and Internet platforms have increased access to improved agriculture, education, health, and governance services by otherwise underserved communities. Beyond improving delivery of key social services, Information Communication Technology (ICT) is generating transformative growth – growth that creates sustainable pathways out of poverty.

 

Digital Jobs in Africa: Catalyzing Inclusive Opportunities for Youth

Dalberg, The Rockefeller Foundation

The positive economic impact of the Internet is well known. Mobile and Internet platforms have increased access to improved agriculture, education, health, and governance services by otherwise underserved communities. Beyond improving delivery of key social services, Information Communication Technology (ICT) is generating transformative growth – growth that creates sustainable pathways out of poverty.

 

Resource Type: 
Report

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.

Resource Type: 
Report

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.

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

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