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Day 1

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Day 2

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

Day 3

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

7:30AM - 2:00PM

Summit Registration

8:00AM - 8:45AM

Breakout Sessions

8:45AM - 9:00AM

Transition Break

Global Context Matters

PYD for CVE: How Youth Workforce Development Can More Actively Build Resiliency to Extremism
  • Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International
  • Human Rights Agenda (HURIA)
Spring

Building a Foundation

 
Ellsworth 1

Plenary

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Youth Workforce Development in the USG International Basic Education Strategy

On September 7, 2018 a new five-year U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education was delivered to Congress. This strategy aims to better respond to country needs and contexts, strengthen host country education systems to place countries on a path to self-reliance, and increase coordination and decrease duplication across the U.S. Government.

 

This plenary convened the leadership of various United States Government agencies working on international basic education to discuss how youth workforce development is incorporated into the new strategy. Speakers discussed the work of their agencies and the coordination points that have been identified to strengthen the U.S. Government’s impact on youth and workforce programming.

 

Moderator

Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez, Director, Office of Education, USAID

 

Speakers

 

Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, Department of Education 

Kat Ntep, Managing Director, Sector Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

Stephanie Rust, Director, Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support, Peace Corps

Kevin Willcutts, Deputy Director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, United States Department of Labor

Great Hall

9:45AM - 10:10AM

Networking Coffee Break

Option 1

Training Session

10:10AM - 12:45PM

Option 2

Breakout Sessions

10:10AM - 11:10AM

Livelihoods through Self-Employment

Spring
Ellsworth 1

Livelihoods through Self-Employment

Facilitating Youth Success in Context: Using Systemic Approaches to Create Opportunities in the Informal Economy
  • Global Communities
  • Overseas Development Institute
  • Berock Ventures Limited
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marriott/Fenton

Building a Foundation

Great Hall A

11:10AM - 11:35AM

MTC Networking & Coffee Break

11:35AM - 12:35PM

Breakout Sessions

Building a Foundation

Great Hall B

Livelihoods through Self-Employment

Blueprints for Building Incubation Hubs for Youth Agritech Entrepreneurs: A Co-Creation Session 
  • Restless Development
  • Mastercard Foundation
  • Youth Think Tank (YTT) 
Ellsworth 2

Ready for the Global Workforce

Spring
Great Hall A

Building a Foundation

Building Awareness, Nurturing Skills, and Closing the Confidence Gap: How to Help Young Women Join and Thrive in the Transportation Sector
  • Nathan Associates
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
Ellsworth 1

Livelihoods through Self-Employment

Fenton

12:35PM - 1:20PM

"Birds of a Feather" Lunch: Emerging Industries for Youth Economic Opportunities in a Changing World of Work

Digital Jobs for Youth: Focus on Young Women in the Digital Economy

Fenton

Youth Economic Opportunities in the Travel & Tourism Industry

Spring 

Great Hall A & B

Option 1

Training Session

1:20PM - 2:45PM

Option 2

Breakout Sessions

1:20PM - 2:20PM

Applied Practice Training Session

Understanding the Impact of Trauma & Mental Health on Youth Economic Opportunity: A Case Study from South Africa
  • Waves 4 Change
  • Ashoka Fello​w

Livelihoods through Self-Employment

Ready for the Global Workforce

Great Hall A

Building a Foundation

Financial Empowerment: A Role for Everyone
  • Bank of Jamaica
  • IF Consulting
  • Ministry of Education, Youth & Information, Jamaica 
Ellsworth 1
Marriott/Fenton

Global Context Matters

Strengthening Youth Resilience in Conflict-Affected Areas through Collective Impact 
  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • FHI 360
  • Creative Associates
Spring
Fenton

2:20PM - 2:45PM

Networking and Coffee Break

2:45PM - 3:45PM

Breakout Sessions

Ellsworth 2

Global Context Matters

Early Childbirth: An Uncharted Barrier to Expanding Girls' Economic Pathways
  • MarketShare Associates
  • CARE USA
  • CARE Bangladesh

Global Context Matters

Can Cricket Reduce Caste-Based Discrimination? This And Other Findings On Reducing Discrimination For The Next Generation of Workers
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
  • The Briq Institute on Behavior and Inequality

Spring

Ready for the Global Workforce

Supporting Job Placement and Self-Employment for Refugee Youth: Lessons and Insights from Jordan
  • Making Cents International
  • Norwegian Refugee Council
  • International Rescue Committee
Fenton
Marriott/Fenton

Livelihoods Through Self-Employment

Is It a Good Gig? How Digital Platforms Help Youth Thrive in the Gig Economy

  • Mercy Corps
  • Mryati
  • LinaGas, Inc.
  • Impact Labs Jordan
Great Hall A

Great Hall B

3:45PM - 4:10PM

Networking and Coffee Breaks

Building a Foundation

Ellsworth 2
Great Hall B
Ellsworth 1
Ellsworth 2
Fenton
Great Hall B

Plenary

4:10PM - 5:15PM

Part I

Where Is the Opportunity?: Emerging & Evolving Industries for Youth in a Changing World of Work

4:10 pm-4:40 pm

A familiar theme in a “changing world of work” is the fear of job loss to automation, matched by insufficient job creation to meet the demands of youth unemployment. These worries are not unwarranted: for lower-skilled workers, the barriers are already high and may get higher. For women who work in sectors that are increasingly automated and who face persistent gender inequality in growing STEM-related fields, the changes to the world of work present a mixed picture.Yet the evidence also suggests that far more jobs are emerging or evolving in dramatic ways than are being lost to robots. How can youth development practitioners and policymakers better understand the changes we are witnessing today across industries in order to prepare young people for economic opportunity?

This plenary convened unique insights from two growth industries—tourism and technology— to explore how their businesses and supply chains are evolving in today’s changing economy, and where the opportunities are to support greater youth economic opportunity.
 

Moderator

Branka Minic, Founder, Future Work Consulting

Speakers

Daniella Foster, Senior Director, Global Corporate Responsibility, Hilton

Rebeca De La Vega, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Cisco Latin America

Part II

 

YouthLead: Building Opportunities by and for Young Change-Makers

4:40 pm – 5:15 pm

Announced by USAID Administrator Green during the Summit of the Americas in April 2018, YouthLead is a multilingual platform that can reach young change-makers across the globe and connect them to the people, opportunities, and tools they need to achieve their goals and dreams. This platform is building on the success of the USAID-funded YouthPower.org knowledge hub, which has been focused on youth supporting organizations.

Initiated and inspired by a Youth Advisory Group of young change-makers from programs such as the Young African Leaders Initiative, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, Atlas Corps and others, YouthLead will support these young leaders’ objectives to learn from each other; provide peer-to-peer support; and have ready access to tools, experts, and funding.

During this launch event, USAID’s Youth Coordinator, Michael McCabe, was joined by three youth speakers and discussed how a platform like YouthLead has helped them achieve their goals.

 

Moderator

 

Mike McCabe, USAID Youth Coordinator

 

Speakers

 

Mohamed Amine Belhouss, Career Center Advisor & Communication Counselor, USAID Career Centers Program, University Cadi Ayyad Career Center Marrakech (Morocco)

Ebenezer Wikina, Partnership Initiative for the Niger Delta (PIND) (Nigeria)  

Violeta Martinez, CEO, VAIZA (El Salvador)

Great Hall

5:10PM - 7:00PM

Closing Evening Reception

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