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 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
Aug 5, 2015 (09:30am to 11:00am)
Welcome to a new series of webinars focusing on economic strengthening programming designed to reach and engage adolescent youth in economic and financial activity, with a special focus on girls.
By Making Cents International, Jul, 2015
Making Cents International offers this newsletter for the donors, policy makers, corporations, researchers, implementers and youth leaders increasing the scale, sustainability and effectiveness of youth economic inclusion programming.
By Fiona Macaulay from Making Cents International, Jul 17, 2015
Making Cents International is forming and facilitating a network of organizations who offer demand-driven training for digital jobs and job placement to disadvantaged, high potential youth. The network is comprised of 16 of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) grantees and partners in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The network kicked off in October 2014.
By Rob van Hout and Nathalie Gunasekera from HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation , Jul 20, 2015
Part 1: Why project implementers should move to the backseat and let their partners take the wheel: an example from Bosnia’s IT sector
By The MasterCard Foundation, Jul, 2015
Generating viable employment for young people remains a serious global problem. This situation is particularly acute in Sub-Saharan Africa, where some 600 million people are currently under the age of 25. Many still do not have access to quality and reliable economic opportunities, either through self- or formal employment. The economic and social costs of this challenge are too high. It is time for the global youth jobs movement to take its work to a new level—a level that will create new economic opportunity for millions of young people.