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.

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.

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.

YUNGA Internship Opportunity

YUNGA is looking for individuals interested in undertaking an internship at the FAO headquarters in Rome for 4 months from September 2014. We are looking for someone with:

1. Educational, environment or science education.
2. Has been working for at least 2 years in non-formal educational environments (for example a Scout or Guide leader).
3. Experience in developing educational materials and resources in English and other languages.
4. Has undertaken community work.

FAO internships provide US$700 per month.

Online Chat: Making the Case for Youth Savings

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
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!

How to Integrate Mobile Solutions into Development Projects

FHI 360 and OpenRevolution, with funding and support from USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia through the mSTAR project, have launched the “Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects” handbook to address the over-excited, under-planned side of M4D deployment.

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Youth, Technology & Economic Opportunities - Lessons Learned and Actionable Guidance

The technical brief on Technology, Youth & Economic Opportunities shares global trends and innovations that highlight technology’s potential for moving the needle on youth employment worldwide. Learn how diverse technology-based tools and organizations are leading to more jobs and business prospects for young people, and how various actors can increase the range and quality of economic opportunities for youth through their funding, research, and ingenuity. It 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.

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Scaling Up—From Vision to Large‐Scale Change: A Management Framework for Practitioners

This document is intended to be a companion document to the Scaling Up TOOLKIT. With support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Packard Foundation, both documents were developed, applied, and refined over a nine year period with twenty‐two projects in India, Mexico, and Nigeria. An earlier version of this document was published in March of 2006.

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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.

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