For this call for proposals, applications should concentrate on any project whose objective is to improve the income, labour or productivity of young entrepreneurs or young potential business men and women. The Funding is targeted to projects that can be evaluated rigorously and generate knowledge of what works and why in promoting youth entrepreneurship. The Fund was originally launched by YEN in 2010 and concentrates on building the evidence in the area of youth entrepreneurship in the regions of the Middle East and Sub-saharan Africa.
The Youth to Youth Fund aims to create decent and productive jobs through entrepreneurship. It is a competitive grant and capacity building scheme that enables youth-led non-profit organizations to pilot and replicate innovative projects that create employment for young people by helping them set up small and micro enterprises in niche markets. The YEN, in partnership with UNIDO and support from the German Federal for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will provide grants of $ 10,000 - 30,000 dollars and capacity building support to best applicants.
The Population Council announced today the launch of RISING, a Research Initiative for Success INGirl 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.
Following up on USAID's Youth Policy, released last fall, USAID released a draft version of the highly anticipated YouthPower IQC. The following is an excerpt from the opening pages of the technical section of the draft RFP:
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.
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 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.
By International Labour Organization, Feb 28, 2013
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.