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PRESENTATION: Rapid-Prototyping Challenge: Race to Create Youth Mobile Products, Sep 2016

Praekelt Foundation, Save the Children

Join your peers in a race to develop a prototype for a new mobile application to advance financial capability in this practical, results-driven workshop. Using personas and user journeys created by and with youth, each group will be supplied with a toolkit and guided by a Human Centered Design expert to develop a mobile financial inclusion prototype during the session. Through this process, participants will be introduced to the tools they need to use rapid prototyping techniques in their own work and become familiar with some of the most promising approaches for financial inclusion.

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PRESENTATION: Making Education Work: How to Leverage Education Reform to Include Workforce Development Solutions, Sep 2016

Educate, Aflatoun, INJAZ

Learn what it takes to scale workforce development solutions through the education system! This session will feature Educate!, Aflatoun, and INJAZ Jordan. These NGOs have effectively worked with governments globally to integrate proven solutions into curriculum, teacher training and assessment policies. Their work specifically focuses on the areas of enterprise development, financial literacy. Each panelist will present a practical strategy, such as policy stakeholder engagement, education reform process mapping, and effective teacher training. This session is meant to promote partnerships between implementers and policy makers so that effective solutions to work force development can be scaled through the education system.

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PRESENTATION: Sharing Solutions for African Youth Workforce Development: Scoping a New Peer Learning Network, Sep 2016

Results for Development, Umsizi Fund, WAVE Academies,

Building on the professional connections unleashed at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities (YEO) Summit, this session will explore how a peer learning network for workforce development practitioners could deepen the impact and enhance ongoing connections between organizations that have a commitment to African youth workforce development. Specifically, Results for Development and Umsizi Fund will share the preliminary hypotheses and results of a scoping exercise on the potential for a peer learning network of African youth workforce development practitioners. 

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PRESENTATION: Emotional Intelligence for Economic & Social Success: We Know We Need It, But Can We Train for It? Sep 2016

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale University

While there is broad agreement on the value of behavioral skills as predictors for economic and social success, can these skills really be developed in education and work readiness training programs for youth? What does it take to mimic the kind of mentorship for young people that occurs in well-functioning families, in these programs and in the workplace? How can we better support youth economic opportunities with the integration of evidence-based practices to enhance emotional intelligence? Through a comparative discussion that draws on leading research from the U.S., and examples from our sector, this plenary will examine the impact of emotional intelligence training, and what these findings mean for youth training programs in development settings.

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PRESENTATION: Unlocking the Power of Finance for Youth – An Introductory Training on Youth-Inclusive Financial Services Design and Delivery, Sep 2016

Making Cents International

Youth-inclusive Finance expert Timothy Nourse will lead this primer on financial services for youth – why they are important, who should be involved, what are the key financial and non-financial services, and how they can be designed.  Summit participants who want to learn the basics of youth-inclusive finance and how to engage with financial service providers or youth serving organizations are encouraged to attend this interactive training.

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PRESENTATION: What do Young People Want, Sep 2016

Naandi Foundation, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, McCann Global Health

What do young people really want? What drives and motivates them? What influences their behaviors? By better understanding this target group we can improve the effectiveness of our programming. This session will look at universal insights on what motivates young people from different countries, and how we can change key health and social behaviors of youth, especially adolescent girls, who are often economically and socially marginalized, to influence their future economic prospects. An example from India will be shared to highlight how access to information and communications technology (ICT) has great potential to develop soft skills and future economic opportunities for young girls.

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PRESENTATION: Understanding Risk: A New Soft Skill for Positive Youth Development? Sep 2016

USAID, Pathfinder International

Positive Youth Development requires thinking more systemically about cross-sectoral factors affecting youth and equipping youth to navigate these factors. This includes sexual and reproductive health risk management as a workforce development (WFD) consideration. Participants will play "Pathways to Change", a game which can be used to stimulate youth to think about reasons for continuing certain behaviors. While the game helps youth understand their risky behaviors and how they can avoid them, it also helps those working with youth understand perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of change. Participants will also learn how the game can be a tool for data collection.

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PRESENTATION: The Human Graph, Sep 2016

Knack

Key advances in mobile technology, behavioral science, gamification, and predictive data analytics enable people, education providers, organizations, employers and governments to discover people's unique talents, match them to the most promising education, skilling, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, and equip populations with the critical work skills needed for employability and continuous learning in the 21st Century digital economy. Knack's CEO Guy Halfteck will introduce a new paradigm, The Human Graph, that leverages these advances and reshapes the future of talent, employability, work, and economic opportunity.  

 

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PRESENTATION: Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship: A Guide for Policymakers and Youth Leaders, Sep 2016

Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE), Youth Business International (YBI)

Unemployment is the most critical challenge that young people in all parts of the Commonwealth confront today. The challenge is particularly acute in developing countries where jobs in the organized sector are few and far between, while those in the informal sector are often unstable, unsafe and poorly paid. It is therefore imperative for governments and stakeholders to identify and promote alternative pathways to sustainable livelihoods if they are to fulfil the aspirations and potential of their young people. Empowering young people to consider entrepreneurship as their vocation has to be a critical component of such a strategy.

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PRESENTATION: Key Soft Skill Impacts Across Sectors: Evidence and Youth Voice, Sep 2016

FHI 360, Mercy Corps, USAID

USAID’s Youth Power Action project has conducted a study that identifies a core set of soft skills that predict positive outcomes across the fields of workforce development, violence prevention, and sexual and reproductive health. This builds on the Workforce Connections report, Key Soft Skills that Foster Youth Workforce Success, highlighted at last year’s Summit. This session will present the result of Key Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes study that identifies the most important soft skills relating to violence prevention and reproductive health.  The panel will include experts in violence prevention and reproductive health to comment on the findings of the study.  Participants will engage with findings from both studies, and implications for youth programming. 

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