Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

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October 1-4, 2019
Washington, DC

The nature of work and economic markets is changing – disrupting global and local economic and financial landscapes and creating new opportunities and challenges. FHI 360 believes that youth can be agents of change in their communities and in their own economic futures. With more than 1.8 billion young people, ages 12-24, living in the world today, it is imperative that we provide them with the skills, training and access to resources needed to enable them to reach their full potential.

 

Join us and our partners from around the world at the 2019 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit to examine critical areas of focus for young people.

 

Visit the FHI 360 booth to discuss these topics directly with our staff.

Featured sessions

Thursday October 3, 2019

10:35-11:35am Unpacking the Dynamics of Youth Entrepreneurship

Nicole Goldin, Director and Lead Economist, Economic Participation, FHI 360
Kalsoom Lakhani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Invest2Innovate
Meghan Mahoney, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Educate!
Sari Hweitat, Co-Founder, Aoun

This session will be a dynamic, fast-paced, round-robin interview and participatory Q&A to examine youth entrepreneurship, promising skills programs and often-overlooked demand and ecosystem dynamics.
11:55am-12:55pm Tell Me a Story: A Tool for Youth Skills Development and Violence Prevention

Chaima Amraoui, Youth Program Coordinator, IREX
Maria Presley, Technical Advisor, Civil Society and Peacebuilding, FHI 360

In Tunisia, IREX and FHI 360 are engaging youth in storytelling as a means for building empathy, a skill proven to support violence prevention. This presentation will engage attendees in a “storytelling slam,” similar to the events in Tunisia, and will discuss the benefits of storytelling and narrative.

FHI 360 Attendees

  • Caroline Averch, Technical Advisor, Financial Services
  • Anna Eisenberg, Communications Specialist, Global Education, Employment and Engagement
  • Nicole Goldin, Director and Lead Economist, Economic Participation
  • Jason Kelleher, Director of Business Development, Global Education, Employment and Engagement
  • Maria Presley, Technical Advisor, Civil Society and Peacebuilding
  • Katje Vanden Heuvel, Communications Manager, Strategic Initiatives
  • Rachel Whitmore, Technical Advisor, Global Education, Employment and Engagement
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