Saturday, February 19, 2011

Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference :: DC, Sept 7 - 9

The world is experiencing a youth employment crisis that is perpetuating cycles of poverty and preventing growth and development. In response, Making Cents International organizes an annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference (formerly the Global Youth Enterprise & Livelihoods Development Conference). The conference provides a learning platform for 400+ professionals from 60+ countries who are working to increase and improve economic opportunities and working conditions for young people.

Here's the list of the orgs who sent reps to the 2010 conference. Here's the 2010 agenda. Note that Sarder Lutfor Rahman, BRAC's ELA Tanzania Project Manager spoke at the 2010 conference - that's how I found out about the 2011 conference:)

The 2011 agenda will address youth enterprise development, workforce development, livelihoods development, and youth-inclusive financial services. The full agenda and learning tracks will be posted this summer. Stay current on Facebook or sign up to receive email updates.

Sept 7 - 9, 2011
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC

Can't make it to DC for the conference? Well, after each conference Making Cents synthesizes the learning shared at the event to develop a practical "State of the Field" publication, downloadable here.

If you want to intern for the org and help prepare for the conference, then apply here.

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