Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
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.
|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.