Seeking Youth Representative for the Workforce Connections Advisory Board - Apply by June 13


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.


Five Steps to More Meaningful Youth Engagement

My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.

Scaling Up—From Vision to Large‐Scale Change: A Management Framework for Practitioners

This document is intended to be a companion document to the Scaling Up TOOLKIT. With support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Packard Foundation, both documents were developed, applied, and refined over a nine year period with twenty‐two projects in India, Mexico, and Nigeria. An earlier version of this document was published in March of 2006.

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How Can Youth Empowerment Drive Innovation and Employment? Twitter Chat

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
Event Date: 
Aug 12, 2014 (10:00am)

During the last decade, several African nations have seen record rates of growth placing them among the top growing economies in the world. Yet, this boom has not translated into an increase in jobs for the estimated 11 million youth who join the workforce each year. Fortunately, today¹s  generation of African youth is more educated, and more connected than ever before. 

Solving the employment crisis requires collaboration involving many sectors, however, youth empowerment is also a key component. To what extent can youth empowerment impact innovation and employment in Africa?

Evaluating Youth Economic Opportunities Programming - Lessons Learned and Actionable Guidance

This technical brief on how to effectively evaluate youth economic opportunities programming has been developed by Making Cents International’s Collaborative Learning & Action Institute for Increased Youth Economic Opportunities (CoLab) and forms part of our 2014 State of the Field in Youth Economic Opportunities Technical Brief Series.

Building a Better Working World: Solving the Global Youth Employment Crisis

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
RTI International
Event Date: 
Oct 15, 2014 (08:30am to 11:00am)

Around the world, unemployment among young people has grown into an epidemic, one that threatens economic growth and social stability in dozens of countries for decades to come. 

At this policy forum, a panel of experts will use their research and knowledge in workforce development and education to not only shed light on the crisis, but also recommend practical steps for addressing youth unemployment based upon a research agenda, field testing, and tools for scaling evidence-based practices.

Building Effective Partnerships for Development: Two-Day Course

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Business Fights Poverty, The Partnering Initiative
Event Date: 
Oct 9, 2014 (All day) to Oct 10, 2014 (All day)

We’re excited to announce a new two-day course this October on “Building Effective Partnerships for Development”.  The course, led by The Partnering Initiative in association with Business Fights Poverty, will take place in Oxford, UK, on 9 and 10 October.

The programme will develop essential partnering skills, understanding and knowledge. The course is aimed at individuals charged with developing partnerships or who are representing their organisations within partnerships. It will balance core content with highly interactive, experiential learning.

Global Money Week

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Child & Youth Finance International
Event Date: 
Mar 9, 2015 (All day) to Mar 16, 2015 (All day)

Global Money Week is a worldwide celebration to empower the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens. Every year, during the second week of March, young people around the globe talk, play, create, sing, read, discuss and learn about saving, money, changing economic systems and building a financial future for youth. It is about joining together – children, youth, parents, organizations and entire communities - to start action to reshape finance, and give young people the tools to shape their own future.

10x10: Hacking education, one startup at a time.

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Event Date: 
Sep 20, 2014 (All day) to Sep 23, 2014 (All day)

This fall, 70 young adults will congregate in Croatia for 10x10, a hackathon to tackle challenges facing education on a global level.

Innovative technology is poised to revolutionize the way people learn on a global level. With countries from around the world being represented on teams, the diversity in cultures and experience will contribute to new perspectives on such a universal subject as education.


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