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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?

Making Cents International’s 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference Program and “State of the Field” Publication Now Available

Making Cents International’s 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference Program and “State of the Field” Publication Now Available

Age Ain't Nothing But a Number

How important are age group definitions? A rose by any other name? This blog at the Center for Financial Inclusion discusses the implications of how we define age groups. Emphasis should be made on developing services that reflect realities of your stakeholders, rather than definitions surrounding generalized life cycle transitions. 

Apply to Become an Atlas Corps Fellow!

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for nonprofit leaders from around the world. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series.

"Girl Rising" Spotlights the Stories of Unforgettable Girls Born into Unforgiving Circumstances

"One girl with courage is a revolution"

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

THE 10X10 CAMPAIGN AND GIRL RISING

Focus on Young People! ILO launches global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them.

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is launching a photo contest focusing on young people at work. The photo contest has been organized in partnership with the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, and financed by The MasterCard Foundation.

World Council Seeks Young Credit Union Leaders for International Scholarship Program

World Council of Credit Unions is calling for nominations to World Council's Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program, an international networking and educational opportunity for promising credit union leaders. The nomination deadline is June 3, 2013. The program and awards ceremony will take place at the 2013 World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 14–17, 2013.

UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

This fund promotes the poverty reduction aims of Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat Agenda for better, more sustainable and equitable towns and cities throughout the developing world. It provides grants of up to $25,000 for new ideas and solutions for job creation, good governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure.

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