UNEMPLOYMENT

FULL LIST OF UNEMPLOYMENT

Training Youth for Energy Jobs: Helping Youth Solve Energy Problems Through Job Training

USAID

Among Brazil’s poor, youth unemployment can be as high as 66 percent. Young people looking for work lack the skills, experience, and education that make them desirable in a tight labor market. Another, very different, problem among the poor is access to electricity. About 12 to 15 million poor live without electricity — they are not connected to the nation’s power grid.

USAID is tackling these two problems with a joint solution: training youth how to install renewable energy systems that do not rely on access to the nation’s power grid.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Connecting Youth to Opportunity:Better Understanding the Needs of Disconnected Young People in Washington, DC

The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA)

This report highlights key findings from a recent survey and a series of focus groups with 481 youth ages 16–24 from across the District of Columbia who were at least marginally reconnected to various schools, training programs, or community based social-service organizations. This research effort was designed to better understand how, when, and why youth choose to reconnect, the barriers that prevent reconnection, and the strategies that could facilitate reconnection.

Resource Type: 
Report

Youth Employment in Africa: Whose job is it? Webinar & Twitter Chat

ORGANIZER: 
Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
DATE: 
Jun 25, 2014 (09:00am to 11:00pm)

Around the world, the communities with the brightest futures create innovative opportunities for youth to build sustainable livelihoods, pursue meaningful careers and shape better realities for themselves and for those around them. Unfortunately, in many communities within sub-Saharan Africa, youth find themselves jobless and entrenched in systems that do not welcome innovation or change.

Connected Worker: How mobile technology can improve working life in emerging economies

Vodafone, Accenture

This report sets out to build on this exciting innovation and demonstrate how mobile technology can help to improve lives in emerging markets by looking at six opportunities to create shared value for workers and organisations.

Note: Statistics regarding Youth Unemployment can be found on pages 8-10 of this report.

Resource Type: 
Report

Mobile Services for Youth Employment

GSMA, Alcatel-Lucent

From GSMA and Alcatel-Lucent. This global study was undertaken to understand the challenges and needs of youth overcoming employment obstacles. It addresses how mobile services could play a key role in combating the problems and providing solutions.

Resource Type: 
Report

Scaling Mobile Employment Services: A Stakeholder Perspective – Increasing opportunities for youth through mobile

GSMA Mobile for Employment

The Mobile for Employment programme held a workshop on the topic of ‘Youth, Mobile and  Employment’ in Kigali, Rwanda on 28th January 2014. This report highlights the key findings of the workshop along with a review of the employment market in Rwanda. It discusses the commercial and operational considerations for all stakeholders and introduces possible business models along with recommendations to accelerate MNO market entry and participation in this sector in a meaningful and value-adding role.

Resource Type: 
Report

How Can mEmployment Improve Youth Opportunities in Africa?

ORGANIZER: 
GSMA Mobile for Development
DATE: 
Jun 12, 2014 (08:30am to 11:00am)

Mobile technology is growing in Africa: the number of mobile connections has risen to 824 million in 2014, an almost 75% market penetration).

Public and private innovators are leveraging this near ubiquity of mobile technology to address youth employment and issues. By providing services to match labour supply and demand, these pioneers are helping to bridge some of these gaps.

How can mEmployment solutions scale?

Youth Development Network Meeting

ORGANIZER: 
SOAR
DATE: 
Jun 19, 2014 (09:00am to 11:00am)

Want to work with other youth allies around the county to support coalition building, professional development, networking & resource-sharing among school-age children and youth advocates? Join the Youth Development Network, a fun, creative & productive group of professionals who inform and oversee SOAR’s the youth-related coalition work.

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Youth Work Matters Online

ORGANIZER: 
University of Minnesota
DATE: 
Jan 12, 2015 (10:30am) to Feb 15, 2015 (10:30am)

The Youth Work Matters Online course takes an in-depth exploration into the foundational research and theories of positive youth development. It allows participants to interact with other youth development professionals from around the state, region and nation! Activities include synchronized group time and individual exploration.

DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

ORGANIZER: 
Microsoft
DATE: 
Aug 4, 2014 (08:00am) to Aug 8, 2014 (04:30pm)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. One of our signature programs, DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls, works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience, firsthand, what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology.

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