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Closing Event:

“Re-Imagining Youth Economic Opportunity in a Post COVID-19 World"

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


Joined by the Summit’s global community of international youth-led and youth-serving organizations, funders and policymakers, business voices, researchers, technical experts, and young leaders we reflected on the lessons, challenges, and opportunities on our community by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The multi-format event included video and live sessions that brought together voices from across the youth development community. The agenda included:


Event Details

Date & Time:

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


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

Event Schedule

Welcome and Opening Remarks  

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome Opening

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

Sarah Sladen
Making Cents International 

Voices from the Community  

9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Voices fromthe Community

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

Voices from the Community

Voices from the Community

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Generation to Generation Fireside Chat​  

9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Gen2Gen FirsesideChat

2020 GYEO Youth Voices Sponsor IREX presents will highlight the importance of youth inclusion through a special Generation to Generation Fireside chat featuring a young leader from Nigeria and Director from Ford Foundation.

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Sarita Gupta
Director, Future of Work(ers),
Ford Foundation
Asher Adesina Adeniyi
Ripple Impact Ltd
Young Leader, Nigeria