By Nicole Goldin, Henrietta H. Fore, Aaron Williams from Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jan 23, 2014
Reposted here with permission from CSIS
Original Posting Date: Jan 23, 2014
This commentary is a follow-up to the CSIS Chevron Forum on Global Youth Workforce Development on January 15th, which the authors participated in. The video of the event can be watched here.
Making Cents International
Mar 18, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)
Hillary Proctor, Senior Specialist of Capacity Building & Rural Livelihoods at Making Cents International (USA)
Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana (Ghana)
Paul Sparks, Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at BRAC (Uganda)
By Mary McVay from Making Cents International, Feb 10, 2014 12:21pm
Making Cents International organized this webinar to offer practical strategies and tools for engaging young people in rural development initiatives.
By Making Cents International, Feb 4, 2014
Apply It! Rural Webinar Series were designed as a continuation of the “Spotlight on Rural Youth” from the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The conference convened more than 400 participants from over 50 countries and included a "Deep Dive into Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth". Below, you will find:
By Making Cents International , Feb 3, 2014
Today’s unprecedented high youth population presents the challenge of creating constructive career paths for millions of people born into rural poverty, but it also presents the opportunity of leveraging human resources to address a major global challenge: food security. How can we engage young people in agricultural and/or rural development efforts in ways that present a viable future for them and contribute to food security? Many young people want to leave the farm, but where will they go and who will be tomorrow’s farmers?
By Gail Manza and Susan K. Patrick from Federal Mentoring Council, National Mentoring Working Group, 1,000 Women for Mentoring, and the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership, 2012
The rewards of mentoring relationships are immeasurable. Like all relationships, the bonds formed while mentoring youth are subject to change and growth. Most mentoring relationships go through predictable stages, according authors Gail Manza and Susan K. Patrick. In their book, The Mentor's Field Guide, Ms. Manza and Ms.
By Perdomo, M., Muñoz, L., Cea, C., Singh, B. & Tsuan, C from The MasterCard Foundation, UNCDF, and MicroSave, 2013
This tool is a part of a trainer’s guide series prepared by UNCDF-YouthStart. The goal of this guide is to facilitate the replication of the trainings and to help other financial service providers (FSPs) understand key issues, train staff, and launch youth-oriented services.
The tool provides FSPs with a step-by-step process to design and implement critical pilot tests of their youth financial services. It contains 13 learning activities that are designed to be delivered together over a two and a half day or three day period. Key activities of the tool are to:
By IYF, Apr, 2013
This report presents findings on the current soft skills training landscape within the service sector. The report includes what basic soft skills competencies are required for a diverse group of entry-level employees with varying levels of education and experience; where gaps in those skills exist; what the soft skills marketplace is offering; and where opportunities for further training exist.
By Chemonics International , Jan 16, 2014 11:13am
Learn about the latest efforts for greater financial inclusion as John Owens from Chemonics International shares updates on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. The broader services includes electronic funds transfers, debit/ATM cards, and agent banking.
By GSMA, 2013
mLearning has a crucial role to play in improving the education and life prospects of young people in emerging markets. This report explores the day-to-day lives of young people and gives voice to their aspirations, employment and learning needs. It demonstrates that the time is right for the mobile industry, international development community and Governments to collaborate and create services that will have a profound, lifelong impact on the lives of young people. With a focus on Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and India, researchers listened to more than 1,200 young people.