Economic Empowerment

Seeking Youth Representative for the Workforce Connections Advisory Board - Apply by September 19

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.

Where’s the Economic Opportunity for the World’s Youth: Findings from the Global Youth Wellbeing Index

Economic opportunity is a critical driver of individual and family security, and national growth, development and social progress. Harnessing the capacity of youth in particular, as producers and consumers, can be a boon to both national and the global economy alike. Yet around the world, youth in developed and emerging economies continue to face significant barriers to fulfill their economic promise and prospects.

YouthStart Connect

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
UNCDF
Event Date: 
Sep 9, 2014 (All day) to Sep 11, 2014 (All day)

YouthStart-Connect

Partner Learning Event

Kigali, Rwanda, 9-11 September 2014

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Cracking the Nut 2015: Expanding Rural & Agricultural Markets Amid Climate Change

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
AZMJ
Event Date: 
Mar 2, 2015 (All day) to Mar 3, 2015 (All day)

The two-day learning event will focus on innovations in the development of rural and agricultural markets amid global climate change. The conference will convene a melting pot of top industry leaders from financial institutions, donors, investors, private sector companies and development organizations. This year, the conference will explore the issue of climate change through three key learning tracks:

1. Strengthening Rural & Agricultural Infrastructure;

2. Expanding Financial Services to Rural Areas; and

Innovative Practices to Reach Financial Inclusion: Learning from Peers’ Experiences

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA)
Event Date: 
Oct 9, 2014 (All day) to Oct 10, 2014 (All day)

Following its tradition, Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA) will be organizing a 2-day conference from October 9-10, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The conference will gather about 200 practitioners from around the country as well as from neighboring countries like Georgia, Russia, and those in Central Asia.

Sanabel 2014 Conference: "Microfinance at Crossroads; Current Developments and Future Prospects in the Arab States"

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Sanabel – The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries
Event Date: 
Sep 29, 2014 (06:30pm) to Sep 30, 2014 (06:30pm)

Sanabel – The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries-is pleased to announce its 2014 Conference, which will be held from September 29th – September 30th, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel – Festival City - Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Pre and Post conference trainings are also offered on 28th of September and 1st of October.

Collaborating to Solve Youth Employment

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
Event Date: 
Sep 17, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Sub-Saharan Africa faces a paradox that has global relevance and implications: it will be home to the largest youth population in the world by 2050 and although literacy rates (by 6%) and education enrollment rates (by 9%) have been on the rise, youth unemployment continues to hover above 60% across the region. How will African youth create or secure sustainable and meaningful livelihoods? And more specifically, who is responsible for youth employment in Africa?

Can MOOCs Deliver on Workforce Development?

Do MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have the potential to expand access to quality education and workforce development training for millions worldwide?

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