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January 2017

Webinar: Rural Youth Financial Inclusion, Making Cents & RTI International

January 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
RTI International, 701 13th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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A discussion about the recurring challenges, but new opportunities for providing financial services to rural youth Making Cents and RTI International are pleased to announce an in-person and webinar event on January 11, 2017 that will bring together financial inclusion and youth experts to discuss the key issues related to scaling rural and youth-inclusive financial services. The panel will highlight digital and practical innovations that have the potential to financially include rural populations and especially youth, but also the challenges…

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March 2017

GCYE Quarterly Meeting

March 1, 2017 @ 12:30 am - 5:00 pm
RTI International, 701 13th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Registration for this event is invitation-only.

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Microwork and Impact Sourcing Report Launch

March 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
RTI International, 701 13th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Please join the Global Center for Youth Employment for the launch of their new report on Microwork and Impact Sourcing. The report will be distributed and speakers will consider the potential of microwork and impact sourcing to help achieve global development goals.   An important consequence of the global digital economy has been the emergence of online work opportunities that can break down barriers of time, geography, market access, and social exclusion for millions of potential workers. The World Bank estimates…

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April 2017

Duke-RTI panel: Ensuring economic opportunities for youth

April 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 04 Sanford School of Public Policy Durham, NC 27708-0237, Sanford School of Public Policy | The Duke Center for International Development
Durham, NC 27708-0237 United States

In many developing nations, young people make up a substantial part of the population. As these youths enter the workforce, many of them face a stark reality. While there are decent jobs available, youths often lack the skills to fill them. As a result, these young people are relegated to low-skilled jobs or unemployment, trapping them in poverty, reducing their nation's economic growth, and sowing the seeds for political instability.Ensuring meaningful youth employment and lasting prosperity calls for multi-faceted expertise…

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May 2017

“The Lost Generation of Job Creators” – A cross-sector forum on expanding access for aspiring young entrepreneurs

May 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
1250 H St. NW, 1250 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

Are we at risk of losing a generation of job creators? If so, why are current efforts falling short? And what, through collective action, can we do about it?   Join us for a dynamic discussion of the need, proposed solutions, and next steps for collaboration, at the Global Center for Youth Employment on May 17, 2017.   In advance of the discussion, the GCYE will distribute a new report on expanding access to entrepreneurship: "An Ecosystem Model for Credentialing…

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2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum

May 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Amari Watergate, 847 Petchburi Road, Ratchathewi
Bangkok, 10400 Thailand

The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, is hosting an international convening on women’s economic empowerment, focusing on bringing down the systemic barriers standing in the way of scalable and sustainable change. The forum will bring together leading stakeholders in the field of women’s economic empowerment as a means to facilitate dialogue, build global learning connections, and promote effective practice and policy to address the needs of vulnerable women all around the world. The WEE Learning Forum intends to…

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Critical Guidelines for Career Counseling and Youth Support Services in Global Workforce Development: Consensus among Policy, Research, and Practice Experts

May 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dreyfus Auditorium, 3040 East Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194 United States

RTI University Scholars Seminar Series Presentation by Dr. Sylvia Nassar This seminar will share critical guidelines for building effective career and workforce development programs for youth, developed through a recent survey study with experts spanning policy, research, and practice domains. The Delphi study effectively developed consensus across the domains as well as global borders. After reviewing these critical guidelines, we will engage in interactive discussion with participants about implications of study results and creative implementation strategies across youth populations both…

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June 2017

NYC Ideathon with Ford Foundation and 1776

June 15, 2017 - June 16, 2017
1776 NYC Office, 62 Ordnance Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States

One third of the world’s 1.8 billion young people are currently neither in education nor employment. Yet, only 30% of youth employment programs are successful – according to the World Bank (here and here).  In the face of a global youth employment crisis there is a dearth of effective solutions. The Global Center for Youth Employment, in partnership with the Ford Foundation and 1776 will host a 2-day Ideathon to source, co-design, and invest in innovative collective impact solutions to…

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September 2017

Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

September 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA United States

The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is a global convening that brings together 500+ leading stakeholders from 55 countries to connect, exchange, and collaborate. Now in its 11th year, the Summit is the largest convening of its kind in North America for the youth economic opportunities community.  Decision makers come to the Summit to increase the impact, scale and sustainability of their youth economic opportunities programming, policies, and partnerships. The agenda attracts leading experts who are working to advance social and economic well-being of young people. ​The theme of the 11th…

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