Youth

OP-ED: Why Is Technology Skills Training Critical to Low-Income Youth Now?

Originally posted on Devex.com, September 22, 2014.

ARTICLE: Recognising the economic contribution of women isn't feminism, it's fact

Despite the role that girls and women play in driving economic growth being widely acknowledged, it seems in practice, development programmes haven’t kept pace.

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.     

Five Steps to More Meaningful Youth Engagement

My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.

Arab Youth Employment Conference

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Silatech
Event Date: 
Apr 28, 2015 (All day) to Apr 30, 2015 (All day)

Silatech is organizing a conference on Arab Youth Employment: Promoting Innovative Solutions to Longstanding Challenges, to be held in Amman, Jordan on April 28-30, 2015. 

Why Schools Should Teach Entrepreneurship

Originally published by Entrepreneur on April 14, 2015. 

Our planet, our children

Originally published by The Guardian on April 13, 2015

Many people wonder what kind of planet we’re leaving behind for our children. But few ask: what kind of children are we leaving behind for our planet?

Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
SEEP Network
Event Date: 
May 6, 2015 (08:30am)

We are excited to invite you and your colleagues to join us on May 6th in Washington, DC, for a stock taking discussion on Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.

Advancing an Evidence-Based Agenda for the World’s Young Women & Girls (and Boys!)

Originally published NRG Advisory on April 11, 2015  

Last month at the United Nations, as Women’s History Month was drawing to a close, Intergovernmental negotiations continued toward a post-2015 framework to follow the expiring Millennium Development Goals with a focus on goals, targets and indicators. Promoting gender equality remained one of the top priorities.

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