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.

YouthStart Connect

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Event Date: 
Sep 9, 2014 (All day) to Sep 11, 2014 (All day)


Partner Learning Event

Kigali, Rwanda, 9-11 September 2014


Cracking the Nut 2015: Expanding Rural & Agricultural Markets Amid Climate Change

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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

African Microfinance Week / Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Microfinance Africa
Event Date: 
Dec 1, 2014 (All day) to Dec 5, 2014 (All day)

Accelerating innovative rural finance in Africa

XIII National Conference on Microfinance and Financial Inclusion

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
The National Partnership of Microfinance Market Stakeholders (NAMMS) and Russian Microfinance Center (RMC)
Event Date: 
Nov 19, 2014 (All day) to Nov 21, 2014 (All day)

The National Partnership of Microfinance Market Stakeholders (NAMMS) and Russian Microfinance Center (RMC) are pleased to announce  the XIII National Conference on Microfinance and Financial Inclusion in St. Petersburg.

 The event will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya.

 Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details soon.

Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) - Rwanda

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
University of New Hampshire, The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP)
Event Date: 
Nov 3, 2014 (All day) to Nov 14, 2014 (All day)

The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) moves to Rwanda in November to offer three courses for savings groups practitioners. Our affiliate host Sterling Micro Development Consultants (Rwanda) Ltd. is organizing the workshop at the Nobleza Hotel located in Kicukiro Centre just 15 minutes from Kigali International Air Port.

Innovative Practices to Reach Financial Inclusion: Learning from Peers’ Experiences

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA)
Event Date: 
Oct 9, 2014 (All day) to Oct 10, 2014 (All day)

Following its tradition, Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA) will be organizing a 2-day conference from October 9-10, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The conference will gather about 200 practitioners from around the country as well as from neighboring countries like Georgia, Russia, and those in Central Asia.


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