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Ready for the Workforce
YEO 2030: Innovative Financing for Workforce Development
Lead Solution Session: Skills development and the support networks needed to foster a young person’s economic success in a rapidly evolving modern economy are expensive. To help youth reach full and productive employment, we must continue to explore innovative and sustainable financing models for youth skill development and support networks. This session will present three proven, sustainable, and innovative financing models for youth workforce development in Ecuador, Ethiopia, and Rwanda that can be replicated to advance SDG 8 globally. Hosted by Palladium, with Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Chancen International
YEO 2030: The Future of Work is Female: How Young Women are Driving Inclusion for Digital Jobs
Associated Solution Session: Join us for this panel to explore the solutions to Kenya’s gender gap for digital jobs, including efforts led by young women. The panel of cross-sector leaders tackling barriers to young women’s inclusion in Kenya’s digital jobs landscape will discuss the enablers, barriers, and opportunities for young women’s participation in the digital economy. They will delve into access to skills and training, the role of public and private sector in creating equitable digital jobs and supports, as well as challenges for achieving SDG8 for the most excluded and underserved young women. Hosted by IREX.
YEO 2030: Inclusive Workforce Through Inclusive Partnership—Lessons from USAID/Indonesia Mitra Kunci
Associated Solution Session: As part of the YEO Solution Session Series, DAI is hosting a discussion with panelists from the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Mitra Kunci Initiative that works to achieve a more inclusive Indonesian workforce. In Indonesia, young people with disabilities face increasing challenges in accessing education and training opportunities as well as employment and entrepreneurship. Employers are often unwilling or reluctant to hire youth with disabilities, creating barriers to employment and workplace inclusion. The DAI-implemented USAID Mitra Kunci Initiative is working through multi-stakeholder partnerships in a pentahelix framework to improve the enabling environment for an inclusive workforce in Central and East Java. In this webinar, local partners from the Indonesian government, private sector, nongovernmental groups, media, and civil society will share lessons and tools for leveling access to opportunities. Indonesian youth representatives will also share their personal experiences. Audience members will interact with the panelists to discuss scalable solutions to achieve SDG 8 for youth with disability populations. Hosted by DAI.
Livelihoods through Self-Employment