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Announcements

Seeking Youth Representative for the Workforce Connections Advisory Board - Apply by September 19

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.

YUNGA Internship Opportunity

YUNGA is looking for individuals interested in undertaking an internship at the FAO headquarters in Rome for 4 months from September 2014. We are looking for someone with:

1. Educational, environment or science education.
2. Has been working for at least 2 years in non-formal educational environments (for example a Scout or Guide leader).
3. Experience in developing educational materials and resources in English and other languages.
4. Has undertaken community work.

FAO internships provide US$700 per month.

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.

Blogs

Analyzing the Business Case for Youth Savings

This blog was originally posted on CGAP.org on July 21, 2014.

The Key to Growth & Progress in Latin America: Young Entrepreneurs

Back in the 90’s, a vast majority of parents and guardians in Latin America would look down on their children if they decided to opt to become an entrepreneur instead of pursuing a career or enrolling in a University. They would think that their children had a lack of motivation for studying or they were simply not smart enough or too lazy to complete a degree.

Skills for Youth Employment: How and for Whom?

R4D recently hosted a panel discussion about the skills that students in developing countries need to excel in the labor market, along with innovative models for delivering those skills at the secondary level. The conversation covered macro issues (for instance, how to scale, how to engage policymakers, how to move successful pilots into the hands of local governments) and the precise skills that youth should acquire to meet the needs of employers.