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Youth Employment Project in Bangladesh Wins ILO Good Practice Contest

A Bangladeshi youth employment project “From Margin to Mainstream” won one of the first prizes in a good practice contest organized by the ILO and featured on MTV. The project helps young people with disabilities step into the labour market and become agents of change.

The Business Case for Youth Savings

With almost half the world's population today under the age of 25, youth finance represents a largely untapped business opportunity. Despite this potential, there are surprisingly few examples of providing youth savings in a profitable manner. Few financial service providers, especially in developing countries with large young populations, target youth specifically as a segment.

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) -- NAMA Funding for Low-Carbon Development

Germany's BMU is a partner of the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change in establishing the NAMA Facility to address climate change (promotion of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions). The Facility announces its second call for project proposals from national governments and qualified delivery organizations in developing and emerging economies. The NAMA Facility has no regional or sectoral focus, and it is open to fund NAMAs across a range of countries and sectors. The deadline for concept outlines (i.e., preliminary proposals) is 15 July 2014.

Entrepreneurs for Social Change: Call for applications now open

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is organizing a 7-day training in collaboration with Fondazione CRT and the Italian Government. The training will bring together 20 young people from the Euro-Mediterranean region to enhance the skills needed to boost a business idea with a social mission, and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion.

Opportunity for Young Leaders Across Sectors - Call for Applications to the 2015 Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program

The Jeanne Sauve Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program: a unique fellowship spread over two years. Year one consists in a full-time intensive residential phase in Montreal for the entire group of a dozen select Fellows. Year two is a part-time field phase tailored to each individual Fellow's activities in their respective communities and countries.
 

Seeking Youth Representative for the Workforce Connections Advisory Board - Apply by June 13

Purpose:

Workforce Connections seeks a youth representative for its Advisory Board – a group of thought leaders that will set research priorities, leverage funding for research, and provide links to key actors in WFD arena – in order to advance thinking on key technical themes for the field of international youth workforce development.

Background:

CALL FOR INPUT ON SOFT SKILLS MEASUREMENT, LABOR MARKET ANALYSIS, AND JOB PLACEMENT MEASUREMENT

The Workforce Connections project solicits technical input from organizations with interest in contributing to research and tool development in three key thematic areas: soft skills measurement, labor market analysis, and job placement measurement. Respondents should indicate if they (a) have research or tools relevant to these topics that they would like to share, or (b) would like to be informed of public consultations or reporting on these themes. More detail on each thematic area, along with specific contact details, is provided below. All contributions will be cited or recognized appropriately in project publications or tools.

Workforce Connections supports USAID’s E3 Office of Education to advance the achievement of Goal 2 of the USAID Education Strategy: improved ability of tertiary and workforce development programs to produce a workforce with relevant skills to support country development goals by 2015. Workforce Connections is managed by FHI 360.

Population Council Launches New Research Initiative to Improve Programs for Adolescent Girls

The Population Council announced today the launch of RISING, a Research Initiative for Success IN Girl programs. RISING will apply decades of Council research and expertise with adolescent girls to test solutions that address current questions in girl-centered programs. It will also provide funding and technical assistance to partner organizations seeking to improve the success of their girl-centered programs.

Be part of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum

Call for action projects driven by young people

Are you member of a youth-led or youth-focused organization, a project leader or a young entrepreneur who is active in an established NGO?

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