Closing Event 

On Thursday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT, Making Cents International’s YEO Network will convene for a special closing session of the 2020 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit (GYEO) virtual series.

 

Join the Summit’s global community of international youth-led and youth-serving organizations, funders and policy makers, business voices, researchers, technical experts, and young leaders as we reflect on the lessons, challenges and opportunities posed by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The multi-format event will include video and live sessions that bring together voices from across the youth development community. The agenda includes:

 

  • Calls to action from across the GYEO youth development community.

  • Fireside chat with the Ford Foundation and a young leader discussing what “reimagining our systems” means to them.

  • Five live deep dive technical breakout sessions hosted by Summit partners on innovations in entrepreneurship, youth-led design thinking, digital transformation in crisis, youth employment at scale, and on emerging research on the impacts of the pandemic youth-serving organizations.

  • Four expert lightning talks on priority topics such as gender and the workforce, education-tech and digital inclusion, evolving industries of opportunity for youth employment, and youth-led innovation.

  • A live, interactive closing session titled, “Collective Action for Youth-Centered Development Priorities,” with our community and leading voices from USAID, Citi Foundation, The Youth Employment Funders Group (YEFG), the Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD), and more to explore how we as a collective system of actors can best support policies advancing youth economic opportunity and development in the changing context of COVID-19.

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT  

Format:

Four hours, online, advance registration required.
Registration is free and space is limited.
 

Schedule of Events:

All program sessions and times listed are subject to change and in EDT.

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 

  • 9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Voices from the Community 

  • 9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Generation to Generation Fireside Chat​

    • 9:45 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Transition Break 

  • 9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Expert Lightning Talks - What Does the Pandemic Mean for...Gender and Workforce, Education Technology and Inclusion, Rethinking Economic Opportunity, Youth-Led Innovation

    • 10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Transition Break

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Live Breakout Sessions​

    • 11:30 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Transition Break

  • 11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Closing Session: Collective Action for Youth-Centered Development Priorities

  • 12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Event Close 

Event Schedule

Welcome and Opening Remarks  

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Join Making Cents' Director of the YEO Network Sarah Sladen as we kick off the closing event for the 2020 GYEO Summit. 

Voices from the Community  

9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Implementing partners from around the world share, what reimagining youth economic opportunities means to them. 

Generation to Generation Fireside Chat​  

9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

2020 GYEO Youth Voices Sponsor IREX presents will highlight the importance of youth inclusion through a special Generation to Generation Fireside chat. 

  • Sarita Gupta - Director, Future of Work(ers), Ford Foundation

  • Young Leader - IREX

Expert Lightning Talks - What Does the Pandemic Mean for...​  

9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Experts from fields key to youth economic success share what the pandemic has meant for youth economic inclusion in their respective fields.  

Featuring - 

  • Gender and Workforce – Speaker TBC

  • Education Technology and Inclusion – Ronda Železný-Green, Digital Disruption Expert

  • Rethinking Economic Opportunity  – Speaker TBC  

  • Youth-Led Innovation – Speaker TBC

Live Breakout Sessions​  

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Take a deep dive into the Summit's technical content with 5 concurrent breakout sessions presented from Summit partners and sponsors. 

  • Youth-led Design-Thinking to Tackle Global Challenges - Chemonics & UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab

  • New Research: Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 on Youth-Serving Nonprofit and Social Enterprises - D2i & Deloitte

  • The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Before, During-and Post COVID: An Egyptian Case Study - MTC

  • Youth Systems – Framework for Putting Systems Thinking into Practice - Save the Children

  • Youth At Work: Scaling Up Youth Workforce Development During COVID-19 - MSI, World Learning, The World Bank, USAID, and Rice University

Closing Session:

Collective Action for Youth-Centered Development Priorities​ 

11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

A live, interactive closing session titled, “Collective Action for Youth-Centered Development Priorities,” with our community and leading voices from USAID, Citi Foundation, The Youth Employment Funders Group (YEFG), the Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD), and more to explore how we as a collective system of actors can best support policies advancing youth economic opportunity and development in the changing context of COVID-19.

  • Moderator

    • Mike McCabe, Agency Youth Coordinator, USAID

  • Speakers

    • Florencia Spangaro - Director of Programs, Citi Foundation & Steering Committee Member, Youth Employment Funders Group (YEFG)

    • Jennifer Arangio - Senior Advisor to the Administrator, USAID  

    • Kristin Lord - CEO, IREX & Co-Chair, Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD)

    • Additional speakers to be confirmed 

Event Close 

12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

President of Making Cents, Timothy Nourse will bring us together for a closing to the 2020 GYEO Summit, exploring important learnings from this years Summit and to discuss the future of youth economic opportunities in our sector.