Economic Empowerment

BLOG: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity for Youth

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.

BLOG: Workforce Development: A shift into high gear

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.     

Apply now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps!

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Apply now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps!

Seeking Global NGO Leaders for Paid Fellowship in U.S

Priority Deadline: March 10, but applications accepted year-round

Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a paid 6-18 month, overseas fellowship program.

Federal Proposal Seeks to Create Summer and Youth Jobs

Originally posted by: The Washington Post


President Obama, accompanied by Jeff Zients, director of the White House National Economic Council, speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in 2013. (J. David Ake/AP)

Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

The 2nd Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work (CCYW)

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
The Government of the Republic of South Africa, The Commonwealth Secretariat, University of South Africa (UNISA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) of South Africa
Event Date: 
Mar 8, 2016 (All day) to Mar 10, 2016 (All day)

Originally Posted by: The Common Wealth

The Government of the Republic of South Africa, in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, University of South Africa (UNISA), and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) of South Africa is hosting the 2nd Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work (CCYW).

Out-of-School Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Policy Perspective

The economic and social prospects are daunting for the 89 million out-of-school youth who comprise nearly half of all youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Within the next decade when this cohort becomes the core of the labor market, an estimated 40 million more youth will drop out, and will face an uncertain future without work and life skills. Their lack of work and life skills will impair these youth’s ability to get good jobs in desirable occupations, resulting in low and unstable incomes while exposing them to potentially long periods of unemployment.

Resource Type: 
Report

Attend the International Youth Leadership Conference 2016 in Dubai

Connecting Future Leaders

The IYLC- UAE is a week-long experience aimed at achieving mutual understanding between participants from The United Arab Emirates, the GCC region and all corners of the globe. 

Participants will be given the opportunity to test their leadership skills, strengthen their cultural awareness, deliver speeches, draft resolutions and make executive decisions. 

Through this experience they will learn of the Arab world, Islam, Middle Eastern Cultures and the complexities of the world we live in. 

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