By Sarah Green & Branka Minic from Making Cents International , Oct 1, 2014 04:06pm
According to the recently released United Nations report (“World Urbanization Prospects”), more than half of humanity now lives in cities. Today, 54% of the world’s population, 3.9 billion people, resides in urban areas, compared to only 30% back in 1950. The report predicts that cities will add an additional 2.5 billion people by 2050, with nearly 90% of this increase happening in Asia and Africa.
By Ami Thakkar from RTI, Sep 22, 2014 05:39pm
This year’s Workforce Development Track of the Making Cents conference saw more than a tenfold increase in proposal submissions and will feature a record number of panelists across nine distinct workforce themed panels. The lineup of proposals and participants provides terrific insight into the range and diversity of workforce issues that the development community and countries at large are grappling with, including public private partnerships, work-based learning interventions, soft-skills measurement, technology applications, career development practices and mentorship programs.
By Ruth Dueck-Mbeba from MasterCard Foundation, Aug 12, 2015
Originally posted on the MasterCard Foundation Blog.
Gatete is an 18-year-old man from the market town of Naivasha, Kenya. Gatete attends school far from home and lives with his cousins who act as his guardians because his parents are very poor. His uncle pays his school fees. Gatete is in the fourth level of high school and hopes to attend university after completing his secondary education.
By Rob van Hout, Ermira Shyti and Isabelle Fragnière from HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Aug 20, 2015
Part 2: How to reach the masses: using mainstream media to inform young Albanians and their parents about the labour market
By Nicole Goldin from NRG Advisory, Aug 12, 2015
Originally posted by the Global Post on August 12, 2015.
Speaking before the African Union in Ethiopia last month, President Obama said, “The most urgent task facing Africa today ... is to create opportunity for this next generation.”
By Solutions for Youth Employment, Aug 12, 2015
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By Raad Nazzal from Education for Employment , Aug 4, 2015 01:56pm
By Judith Rodin from The Rockefeller Foundation, Jul 30, 2015 03:38pm
Originally posted by The Rockefeller Foundation on July 25, 2015
When the African youth population doubles to 400 million, there will be more young people entering the workforce than there are jobs waiting for them.
In Kenya, up to 80% of their 2.5 million youth are unemployed, while youth unemployment in the U.S. is three times the jobless rate.
By Making Cents International, Jul 30, 2015 11:57am
There are over 1.1 billion young people in the world who need to be able to find good jobs, start and grow businesses, gain access to appropriate financial services and overall, participate in the global economy.But how can development practitioners and private and public sector actors meet the growing demand for youth economic opportunity?
By Workforce Connections, Jul 30, 2015
Do you work with a technical vocational education and training (TVET) program in Africa that is delivering skills for the 21st century?
Do you work with a TVET program in Africa whose students are finding jobs and becoming successful entrepreneurs?
Do you work with a TVET program in Africa that is demand-driven and employer-led?
Competition is open from August 1 – 31, 2015
Go To www.wfconnections.org