Displaying items by tag: Youth Employment/Entrepreneurship
KAB Stories: Alexander from Novopavlovkas, KyrgyzstanTuesday, 18 January 2011 07:50
KAB Stories: Victor Aprizky's from Indonesia, KAB storyTuesday, 18 January 2011 06:22
KAB Stories: Niken Suyanti's KAB Story IndonesiaTuesday, 18 January 2011 06:10
KAB Stories: Arif Rosyidi's KAB Story, IndonesiaTuesday, 18 January 2011 05:55
YEN Evaluation Clinic - Youth Entrepreneurship in the Middle EastWednesday, 01 December 2010 10:47
On 9-10 December 2010, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) will host its third annual Evaluation Clinic in Beirut, Lebanon. The Clinic will be organized as a side event immediately following the Arab Urban Development Institute Child Protection Initiative (AUDI CPI) conference “Children &Youth in the MENA Region: Towards Unleashing their Potentials” from 6-8 December. The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth employment project teams for the development of impact evaluation plans. The 2-day event will include a series of interactive consultation sessions, lectures from renowned evaluation experts and the launch of a series of cutting edge impact evaluations with large potential to build the evidence base for effective youth employment project design and delivery.
Learning will be facilitated through the application of evaluation principles to youth entrepreneurship projects in the process of designing impact evaluations: so called “live case studies”. The live case studies that have been selected include:
- Silatech and Al Amal’s Microfinance Bank – Yemen
- International Youth Foundation’s YOUTH:WORK project - Jordan
- Education for Employment Foundation’s SME project – Egypt
- INJAZ project - Lebanon
The theme for this year’s Clinic is “Youth Entrepreneurship”. Recently, entrepreneurship programmes have been receiving increasing attention from governments, donors and multilateral agencies as an alternative job creation strategy. Given the limited absorptive capacities of existing formal labour markets in the developing world, promotion of youth entrepreneurship and self-employment is one of the few feasible options to create employment opportunities both in the informal and formal economy. Nevertheless, the evidence to support positive impact of entrepreneurship schemes is extremely weak. The Clinic seeks to assist youth entrepreneurship projects implement successful impact evaluations and disseminate the findings that come out.
YEN Evaluation Clinic - Youth Entrepreneurship programmes in Sub-Saharan AfricaTuesday, 02 November 2010 10:31
From 22-24 November 2010, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) will host its second annual Evaluation Clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth entrepreneurship project teams for the development of impact evaluations plans. The 3-day event will include a series of interactive “consultation” sessions, lectures from renowned evaluation experts and the launch of a series of cutting edge impact evaluations. Collaborating with YEN on the delivery of the Clinic include International Initiative for Impact Evaluations (3ie), Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA), International Centre for Research on Woman (ICRW),Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) and the World Bank.
The Clinic is delivered as part of the Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment. The Fund provides technical and financial support to youth entrepreneurship projects based on a competitive selection of proposals (more information on the Fund is available here). In the first selection stage, qualified proposals that are selected for the shortlist will been invited to act as “live case studies” for the Clinic. In the second selection stage, shortlisted proposals will be asked to submit full evaluation plans from which the best ones will receive grants for conducting their impact evaluation. The shortlisted projects that will act as “live case studies” during the Clinic will be announced on late September 2010.
The theme for this year’s Clinic is “Youth Entrepreneurship”. The geographic area for targeting is Sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, entrepreneurship programmes have been receiving increasing attention from governments, donors and multilateral agencies as an alternative job creation strategy. Given the limited absorptive capacities of existing formal labour markets in the developing world, promotion of youth entrepreneurship and self-employment is one of the few feasible options to create employment opportunities both in the informal and formal economy. Nevertheless, the evidence to support positive impact of entrepreneurship schemes is extremely weak. The Clinic seeks to assist youth entrepreneurship projects implement successful impact evaluations and disseminate the findings that come out.
CALL for APPLICATIONS - Kazi Nje Nje! TanzaniaMonday, 18 October 2010 08:13
The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) is looking for 50 enthusiastic, results-oriented, committed, and motivated young professionals who have graduated from colleges or higher learning institutions in the fields of economics, social science, management, business administration, community development, and ICT to join the Kazi Nje Nje!
“Kazi Nje Nje!” is a one year apprenticeship program implemented by YEF for the purpose of providing practical exposure, capacity building, and professional development opportunity for aspiring young professional BDS providers freshly graduating from colleges. The “Kazi Nje Nje!” builds your capacity to support entrepreneurship and private sector development in Tanzania. It will give you a good basis to work as a professional business management consultant or even start your own consulting business in the future.
Application deadline: November 1, 2010
For more information visit:http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/afpro/daressalaam/
ILO's Summer Academy on Sustainable Enterprise DevelopmentFriday, 26 March 2010 14:06
The third edition of the ILO's Sustainable Enterprise Academy provides participants with a unique overview of existing tools and knowledge about sustainable enterprise development.
This year, the ILO's Sustainable Enterprise Academy has a special focus on youth entrepreneurship and strategies for governments and donor agencies to tackle the problem of creating new jobs.
The facilitating team will include leading ILO experts, renowned academics, partner UN organizations like UNIDO and international consultants specialized in entrepreneurship, value chains, enterprise restructuring, business development services, local development, creative industries, women’s entrepreneurship development, and other topics.
The ILO's Sustainable Enterprise Academy is a great networking opportunity for professional working on enterprise development.
It is a multilingual event with courses in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
KAB Brochure 2010, by Arab States - EnglishTuesday, 09 February 2010 09:46
MAKING YOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL - Lessons learned from MENA Countries on effective policies and programme implementationWednesday, 31 March 2010 13:22
THE AGENDA FOR THE CONFERENCE IS NOW AVAILABLE. Please see attached documents.
Hundreds of thousands of school leavers, university graduates and graduates of vocational education and training institutes enter the labour market each year and many of them cannot find a job. Preparing youth for self-employment and enterprise development is therefore considered an important strategy in national education efforts and countries are increasingly introducing entrepreneurship education at different levels in the educational system to orient youth to other career options than wage employment.
Against this backcloth, the ILO under the patronage of H. E., Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, first Lady of Egypt, and with financial support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is organising an international conference on entrepreneurship education in Sharm El Sheikh, with a special focus on the Know About Business (KAB) programme, to discuss and share the experiences of these and other efforts with a view to develop better policies and guidelines for the promotion of self-employment and youth entrepreneurship.
The conference is aimed at all policy makers and practitioners involved in the promotion, design and teaching of entrepreneurship education courses in schools, vocational education and training institutions, and higher education from contries of the Middle East and North Africa region and abroad. Governement officials, educators, students and trainees, representatives from students organisations, International Organisations, donors, national and international NGOs, young entrepreneurs association are also invited to participate.
You may find more information on the Conference Flyer by going to "read more" at the bottom of this page.
Registrations have now been closed. We thank you for your interest and come back at a later date for more information on the conference outcomes.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CONFERENCE PACKAGE:
Please note that the conference package includes the following:
All arrivals on the 4th of May pick up service is included.
All departures on the 7th of May transportation service to the airport is included.
Meet, Assist and transportation from and to the airport is included only on the 4th and on the 7th of May.
Arrival 4th in the evening, dinner at the hotel restaurant (DOES NOT include drinks).
5th of May , breakfast and dinner in the hotel restaurant (DOES NOT include drinks)
6th of May, breakfast in the hotel restaurant and dinner in the pool area Gala Dinner. (DOES NOT include drinks)
Departure 7th of May, breakfast only at the hotel restaurant (DOES NOT include drinks)
Coffee breaks and lunch are offered at the convention centre on the 5th, 6th and 7th of May 2010.
Any extra order will be paid by the participant on the spot. $105 per night on breakfast and dinner basis in single room and $136 in double room per night. Payment in cash will be required for these rates.
يدخل إلى سوق العمل في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا كل عام مئات الألوف سواء من خريجي الجامعات والمعاهد العليا، أو خريجي التعليم الفني والتدريب المهني، إضافة إلى عدد كبير من المتسربين من التعليم. وكثيراً منهم لا يستطيعون إيجاد وظيفة أو فرصة عمل. ومن ثم فإن تأهيل الشباب للتأهيل الذاتي وتنمية المؤسسات، تعتبر من الاستراتيجيات الهامة التي تأتى على رأس الجهود التي تبذل لتطوير التعليم الوطني وعليه أخذت الدول تتجه إلى إدخال تعليم ريادة الأعمال بشكل متزايد في مستويات مختلفة من النظام التعليمي لتوجيه الشباب إلى خيارات أخرى غير العمل بأجر .
ولمواجهة هذه التحديات، فقد سعت منظمة العمل الدولية إلى تنظيم مؤتمر دولي حول تعليم ريادة الأعمال في مدينة شرم الشيخ بجمهورية مصر العربية. وسوف يتيح المؤتمر مناقشة وتبادل الخبرات ومراجعة الجهود التي بذلت، وذلك بهدف تطوير سياسات أفضل وإرساء مبادئ توجيهية لتعزيز التشغيل الذاتي وريادة الأعمال لدى الشباب.
هذا المؤتمر موجه إلى جميع واضعي السياسات والمتخصصين المشتركين في تعزيز وتصميم وتعليم ريادة الأعمال في المدارس ومؤسسات التعليم الفني والتدريب المهني، والتعليم العالي ببلدان منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا وخارجها. وعلى وجه الخصوص المسئولين الحكوميين والمعلمين والطلبة والمتدربين، وممثلين منظمات الطلاب، والمنظمات الدولية، والهيئات المانحة، والمنظمات غير الحكومية الوطنية والدولية، وجمعيات رواد الأعمال، كل هؤلاء مدعوون لتبادل المعارف والخبرات.
للتسجيل، يرجى النقر على المكان المخصص لملئ الاستمارة وشكراً.