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ACADEMY: UN Summer Academy, August 2016

United Nations

The Academy will introduce in particular key features of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals, along with the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, engaging participants in a dialogue and exchange of practices requiring profound changes beyond ‘business as usual’ both in terms of substantive integration of the three pillars of sustainable development, as well as through new ways of working with partners from all segments of society. 

FELLOWSHIP: GLG Social Impact Fellowship, July 2016

GLG Social Impact

The Fellowship begins with identifying the top challenges facing Fellows’ organizations. Dedicated GLG Research Professionals help design engagements around these challenges, as thought partners to Fellows and their management teams. Tailored learning opportunities include phone consultations with subject matter experts, in-person meetings, roundtable discussions, teleconferences, and workshops. In addition to curated interactions designed for Fellows and their teams, they have access to GLG’s ongoing events offering throughout the year.

PROGRAM: 2017 Queen’s Young Leader's Program, July 2016

The Queens Young Leaders

The Fellowship begins with identifying the top challenges facing Fellows’ organizations. Dedicated GLG Research Professionals help design engagements around these challenges, as thought partners to Fellows and their management teams. Tailored learning opportunities include phone consultations with subject matter experts, in-person meetings, roundtable discussions, teleconferences, and workshops. In addition to curated interactions designed for Fellows and their teams, they have access to GLG’s ongoing events offering throughout the year.

Blogs

BLOG: New Report Makes It Easy to Explore Data on Skills Development, July 2016

World Bank

Education and training play an important role in ensuring that youth develop the skills they need to live independent and prosperous lives. The research is clear: youth are more affected by unemployment than any other age group. Around the globe we have seen the political, economic and social consequences of young people not having jobs. Governments and international development organizations have turned to education and training initiatives as one tool to enable youth to find jobs or launch their own businesses.

BLOG: GE Foundation and ILO Launch Global Youth Internship Programme, July 2016

International Labor Organization

To help inspire and prepare young people for a rapidly changing and highly competitive job market, the GE Foundation is launching an innovative learning programme to provide 16 to 18 year olds with a practical work experiences in STEM careers for the workforce of tomorrow. On the occasion of the UN’s World Youth Skills Day , the GE Foundation in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), have committed to quality, workplace-based experience for an under-served and critical age group. The programme, called the Global Youth Internship Programme, will start in Boston, to be managed by the Boston Private Industry Council, and then expand globally in partnership with international NGOs. 

BLOG: Training Program: Fighting Youth Underemployment in Rwanda

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Indego Africa’s Vocational Training program, which launched in February 2016, provides young, unemployed Rwandans with artisan skills training and business education to help them build careers in the artisan sector and gain financial independence. How does it all work? Here’s the scoop: The program runs on six-month semesters with 45 participants per semester. Three days per week, these young people receive artisan vocational training at Indego Africa partner cooperatives—the artisan businesses responsible for the bright baskets, accessories and apparel you see on our website.