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Creating a Tech Hub in Gaza



Originally published by Bloomberg Business on June 30, 2015.

When Iliana Montauk moved to the Gaza Strip in 2013, what most struck the former Google staffer and Harvard graduate wasn't the poverty, the rubble from decades of conflict, or the lack of reliable electricity. It was the drive and focus of the citizens.  

Youth, Technology And Startups Are Transforming Agriculture In Africa

Originially posted by www.iafrikan.com on July 1, 2015. 

recent report published by the Africa Progress Panel affirms that the agricultural sector has the greatest potential to uplift the African economy and to address global food shortages, and other research has made similar claims. Mobile technology can help turn that potential into a reality.

Accenture and Plan International to Help Thousands of Latin American Youth Find Jobs

Originally posted by Plan International on June 23rd, 2015.

June 2015: Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have made a €2.9 million (US$3.3 million) grant to Plan International to help us provide skills training to 4,000 disadvantaged youth in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador through our Youth Employment Solutions programme.

A Plea for African Apprenticeships

Originally posted by Club Africa. 

Today, 30 to 40 per cent of Africa’s jobs are in the services industries. A figure that will only increase by another 10 to 20 per cent during the years to come. “In tomorrow’s construction, retail and hospitality industries – Africa’s three biggest sectors –learning by heart no longer does the job”, says Devang Vussonji at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. His plea: “What we need are soft skills like critical thinking, teamwork, creativity and a customer-focused mind-set.”

How Ugandan Youth Are Making Money with ICT for Agriculture

Originally posted by ICTworks on June 8, 2015. 

Uganda has the world’s youngest population with over 78 percent of its population below the age of 30. Though the country also has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, many of Uganda’s young adults have limited interest in pursuing careers in agriculture because they see it as a subsistence livelihood, or simply lack the agribusiness skills, finance and market awareness to make agriculture profitable.

USAID Awards YouthPower, an Agency-Wide Mechanism to Achieve Positive Youth Outcomes

Over the past few months, USAID Bureaus for Global Health (GH); Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3); and Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) announced the awards of the long-awaited YouthPower: Implementation and YouthPower: Evidence and Evaluation contracts.

Turning Up Talent: 'Technopreneurs' Drive Development in the Philippines

Students from the University of Cebu attend a USAID-supported workshop and symposium for budding technopreneurs.Kai Elmer Sotto/PhilDev

Higher education is incorporating entrepreneurship into curriculums to supply graduates—and the economy—with the skills needed to answer market demands.

How Youth Move to Work in Rural Communities: New Evidence

Given the importance of agricultural transformation in the development process of Low Income Countries, improving the livelihoods of young people is a critical step toward increasing production and economic diversification in rural areas.

Five Things Any Youth Savings Program Needs

Originally posted by CGAP on May 20, 2015.

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