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Why Schools Should Teach Entrepreneurship

Originally published by Entrepreneur on April 14, 2015. 

Our planet, our children

Originally published by The Guardian on April 13, 2015

Many people wonder what kind of planet we’re leaving behind for our children. But few ask: what kind of children are we leaving behind for our planet?

Advancing an Evidence-Based Agenda for the World’s Young Women & Girls (and Boys!)

Originally published NRG Advisory on April 11, 2015  

Last month at the United Nations, as Women’s History Month was drawing to a close, Intergovernmental negotiations continued toward a post-2015 framework to follow the expiring Millennium Development Goals with a focus on goals, targets and indicators. Promoting gender equality remained one of the top priorities.

Crossing Borders and Narrowing Gaps

Originally published by USAID on April 10, 2015. 

How volunteers from the Jamaican diaspora community are tackling unemployment and helping youth in Jamaica become entrepreneurs.

“Life was the same old same old and not full of opportunities. Since leaving secondary school, I have been struggling to get a job,” said 20-year-old Jovan Ottey.

Unfortunately, Ottey’s situation is common, as so many other young people his age struggle every day to find work in Jamaica.

Cultivating an ecosystem for youth development – Part 2 – Advancing Leaderly Capacities

In my last blog, I discussed the cultivation of ecosystems for youth development. I highlighted the importance of interconnected change mechanisms, the role of feedback loops, and how change mechanisms can work together to foster capabilities in young people.

To fight unemployment, teach people to be entrepreneurs

Originally published by the World Economic Forum on April 9, 2015. 

Three girls prove sexist naysayers wrong with innovative bike business

Originally published by One on April 9, 2015

When she was just 15, Winifred Selby noticed a major problem in her home country. She knew Ghana was rich in resources and manpower, but every product she came across seemed to be created outside of Africa.

How Can We Unleash the Potential of Young Entrepreneurs

The importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises for a nation’s economy cannot be stressed enough. They contribute to 33 percent of GDP in developing economies and nearly 64 percent in developed countries. They are also strong job multipliers and innovation generators. In recent years, we’ve seen multiple game-changing innovations by startups, and often led by entrepreneurs in their 20s or 30s.

DJA Network "Knowledge Sharing & Networking" Workshops



The three phases include:


Preparing Youth for Pre-Employment Success – A Case Study from Lebanon

Making Cents International has been providing technical assistance in the area of workforce development for the Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) project, a five-year, $41.7 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program implemented by DAI, aimed at improving Lebanon’s economic stability and providing income-generating opportunities for small business while creating jobs for the rural population, in particular women and youth.


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