Market Development

Workforce Connection Community of Practice: Using Systems Approaches for Workforce Development

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Feb 10, 2015 (All day)

Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development.  The aim is to build consensus over contextually appropriate and effective interventions, and provide guidance on measurement and evaluation of workforce development initiatives.

Date is tentative, check www.wfconnections.org for updates.

Workforce Connection Community of Practice: Measuring Outcomes in Workforce Development

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Jan 12, 2015 (All day)

Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development.  The aim is to build consensus over contextually appropriate and effective interventions, and provide guidance on measurement and evaluation of workforce development initiatives.

Date is tentative, check www.wfconnections.org for updates.

Workforce Connections Community of Practice: Soft Skills Symposium

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Dec 4, 2014 (All day) to Dec 5, 2014 (All day)

Child Trends will lead a two day consultative workshop to discuss core soft skills or competencies relevant for successful labor market outcomes in the context of international youth workforce development programs.  (Invitation only, contact us for more information).

Workforce Connection Community of Practice: Labor Market Assessments

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Nov 10, 2014 (All day)

Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development.  The aim is to build consensus over contextually appropriate and effective interventions, and provide guidance on measurement and evaluation of workforce development initiatives.

Date is tentative, check www.wfconnections.org for updates.

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

Value Chain Program Design Training

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Action for Enterprise (AFE)
Event Date: 
Sep 15, 2014 (All day) to Sep 19, 2014 (All day)

Action for Enterprise (AFE) is offering a series of three to five-day workshops that present the latest methodologies and practice for designing value-chain programs that incorporate strategies for sustainable impact. Participants will learn how to design programs that result in market-based solutions to MSME constraints such as market access, input supply, technology/product development, management training, policy reform, and access to finance.

Inclusive Finance India Summit

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Inclusive Finance India
Event Date: 
Dec 8, 2014 (All day) to Dec 9, 2014 (All day)

The Inclusive Finance India Summit (prior to this year known as Microfinance India Summit) is a global flagship initiative of ACCESS Development Services. The objective of the Summit is to inform and influence the pro-poor policy framework and strengthen the enabling environment, and bringing all stakeholders together to discuss key issues and challenges and build consensus on the way forward for financial inclusion. The Summit's d

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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: 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.

How to inspire a generation of farming entrepreneurs: A new report outlines how Africa's youth can find employment in agriculture without getting their hands dirty

When we talk about African development, there is a belief that its booming population can only equal crisis. By 2040, Africa's workforce could be one billion strong, so finding jobs for this young population should be at the forefront of government agenda. This challenge is coupled with Africa's increasing demand for varied and nutritious foods.

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