While many countries have improved access to education -- quality of education still remains a challenge. Thousands of young people are graduating from schools without practical, employable skills -- leaving a gap from education to employment.
The penetration and adoption of smartphones and applications are creating new kinds of ways to make money -- and not by being a coder or designer -- but sharing information, time, extra resources and talents, with the world.
Grameen Foundation's three focus areas in developing countries are agriculture, financial services, and health. They also offer data tracking tools "for anti-poverty orgs." Grameen's agriculture program pairs "Community Knowledge Workers (CKW's)," wh
With Nepalese economy not providing enough jobs to ever expanding active population, helping the unemployed resource poor people to start up and operate their own enterprises has helped many low income families become entrepreneurs and create opportu
Unlike traditional classrooms and training centres, a Practice Enterprise is a laboratory resembling a real working office with departments. It silhouettes real business environment having shared visions, guided by policies and budgets, managing bank
When I started searching for job which lasted for five years, rather than realize how there were less jobs to take or how less skilful I was, I realized that I was only not connecting with those needing my skills and how I needed to add little skills
With Africa youth demographics of population around 700 million and high youth unemployment, Songhai project is driven by field research teaching young Africans to be farm-entrepreneurs, connecting food security - meaning crop, animal husbandry, natu
I have recently become painfully aware of the disconnect between what we are teaching in school & what students need to know for the workplace. The economy is quickly changing and the research of people like Tony Wagner & Ken Robinson show that we ne
"Industrious even as a boy, the future oil magnate earned money by raising turkeys, selling candy and doing jobs for neighbors." -history.com http://goo.gl/FJxh2D
Building on Simon Blampied's post, could childhood entrepreneurship experiences be a d
With high economic growth in the South America, Africa and Asia, there is no doubt that there will be opportunities (be they within another company or entrepreneurial) for those fit to fill them. From that perspective, this question can be broken dow
One fundamental challenge to youth employment in many African countries is the lack of quality education. While universal access to education has been set forth as as one of the MDGs and many African nations have come close to universal enrollment,
I graduated three months ago and soon realized that the mammoth leaps between "dream" careers that I had made in the 23 year run-up to May 3rd 2014 were driven by many vacuous factors rather than the only important one - what I actually wanted to do.
Google is creating support networks for Entrepreneurs all over the world. These physical "campuses" provide a place for entrepreneurs to gather and share ideas. Google also offers all of their services and capabilities to help people start their busi
Entrepreneurship is key to helping to solve the youth unemployment problem. There are a few organisations that have started to look at franchising out social enterprises and business models.
Although each context is different, the ability to have
In a developing country like Nepal where number of job seekers exceeds the number of vacancies, the challenge in creating better pathways for employment opportunities is two folds: increasing number of youths who want to become job creator and expedi
Funny thing is we actually held 2 events on youth employment recently. The focus was on South Africa and how we can strengthen youth employment in the creative industry, the event featured 40plus youth from across the Cape Town metropole.
The Ibuka community is a student-led initiative that empowers young creatives by availing them with engaging platforms to showcase their talents, sharpen their skills and build thriving networks among themselves and professionals in the arts and desi