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.

First Global Forum on Youth Policies

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Ministry of Youth and Sports in Azerbaijan, UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, UNDP, UNESCO, Council of Europe
Event Date: 
Oct 28, 2014 (All day) to Oct 30, 2014 (All day)

In 2014, of 198 countries, 122 countries (62%) have a national youth policy, up from 99 (50%) in the previous year. These numbers show that governments are increasingly aware of the need for legal and policy frameworks that respond adequately to young peoples’ needs, aspirations and demands. Despite these advances, however, a number of challenges affect both the efficiency and inclusiveness of youth policies, from fragmented responsibilities and challenged structures to the lack of reliable knowledge and the absence of appropriate resources.

Online Chat: Making the Case for Youth Savings

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
CGAP
Event Date: 
Aug 26, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

The youth segment represents a promising market full of potential for financial service providers – the youth of today are the customers of tomorrow. While offering youth formal financial services can pay off for financial service providers in the long run, there are unique challenges to banking youth. 

Society for International Development 2014 Career Fair

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Society for International Development - Washington, D.C. Chapter
Event Date: 
Oct 8, 2014 (10:00am to 05:00pm)

The Washington, DC Chapter of the Society for International Development is pleased to announce its 2014 Career Fair. The fair will provide opportunities for entry-level and mid-level professionals to advance their careers and offer human resources representatives a venue to find talented individuals. Participating organizations include a variety of U.S. government agencies, NGOs, and development contracting firms. Our exhibitor list is constantly growing, so check our website for the latest list. We look forward to your participation in this exciting and highly anticipated event!

Gender & Youth Economic Opportunities - Lessons Learned and Actionable Guidance

This technical brief on gender and 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.

 
Resource Type: 
Report

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.

Youth Employment Project in Bangladesh Wins ILO Good Practice Contest

A Bangladeshi youth employment project “From Margin to Mainstream” won one of the first prizes in a good practice contest organized by the ILO and featured on MTV. The project helps young people with disabilities step into the labour market and become agents of change.

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