How do students gain formal work experience during their post-secondary experience before making the transition to formal employment? What are best practices for gaining work experience that prepare students with the soft and hard skills needed to be successful in their professional lives? Join us for a conversation with experts to discuss best practices and lessons learned from current models from around the globe.
Joyce Warner, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, IREX
Join AIYD as we kick off the 2014 Learning Series with special guest and youth expert, Dr. Marc Sommers who will present on his forthcoming book, entitled The Outcast Majority: War, Development and Africa's Youth. Dr. Sommers will contrast some of the forces that shape and propel young people’s lives in war-affected Africa, with those that influence international development work.
After two years, many consultations, and many more hours of work, our team will launch a groundbreaking report on 14 May, with Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Re-posted with permission from Youth Business International:
Youth Business International (YBI), together with consortium partners Restless Development and War Child UK, are due to launch field research projects with YBI network members, including India and Uganda, aimed at improving industry understanding of how different contexts affect the success of youth entrepreneurship, and assessing how stakeholder programmes promoting entrepreneurship can be adapted to maximise their impact.
USAID’s Office of Education is pleased to announce the release of the Youth Engagement in Development: Effective Approaches and Action-Oriented Recommendations for the Field report this month. The first guiding principle of USAID’s Youth in Development Policy is to “recognize that youth participation is vital for effective programs.” The Policy goes on to state: “Efforts to engage youth involve elevating their voices and ensuring meaningful opportunities to contribute to resolving issues and promoting positive change in their communities and nations.
In 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its Policy on Youth in Development that strengthens and expands high-quality youth programming by the Agency, as well as calls for increased rigor in the evaluation of such programs. To support better research on youth development, USAID’s Education Office asked JBS International, Inc.
A central constraining issue in the field of youth workforce development is the lack of consensus about how to measure soft and life skills, or “work readiness.” USAID’s Education Office asked JBS International, Inc. to scan and review tools designed to measure developmental assets, workforce readiness skills, and life skills – all areas identified as key stepping stones for young people to achieve positive life outcomes, particularly gainful employment.
Webinar Speaker(s): Laura Rana, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK) Annie Barber, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK) Meagan Rees, Communications Manager at Youth Business International (UK)