Something extraordinary is happening in Africa - a spirit of entrepreneurship is emerging. Africa’s economy is growing at a rapid pace, and its young population will require a new set of skills to take full advantage of the continent’s potential. However, young entrepreneurs face many challenges, including limited access to finance and business support services, unreliable technology, and a host of bureaucratic obstacles.
The 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference program is now available for you to review. The 2013 event will contain two Spotlights: "Opportunities for Rural Youth"focuses on how to support youth in rural areas. "Power of Technology" showcases how to utilize technology in your programming. The conference will take place September 10-12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Click here to view the interactive program. The 2013 “State of the Field” Publication is also available online. Click here to access the latest publication.
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Sep 10, 2013 (All day) to Sep 12, 2013 (All day)
The annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference is the premier learning event for practitioners, policy-makers, funders, private sector companies, technical assistance providers, researchers, educators, government representatives, and youth leaders working to increase economic opportunities for young people.
Evaluating Youth Financial Capability Projects: Lessons from YouthSave was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. How using different data collection methods can promote rich learning to improve economic empowerment projects for youth is discussed.
Content for the following blog came from learning events DAI, Walmart, and Making Cents International organized in November, 2012 to address questions surrounding how to achieve scale with quality, affordable life skills programming. Similar discussions have taken place at Making Cents' 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference and the 2012 WISE Conference in Doha.
The following evaluation tool and supplemental questionnaire are designed to guide financial institutions in identifying their strengths and weaknesses as they relate to developing and implementing youth financial services. They were developed in consultation with youth-inclusive financial services (YFS) practitioners whose collective experience provides an in-depth look at YFS around the globe.