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December 2013

“Apply It!” Technology Webinar Series

Making Cents’ Collaborative Learning and Action Institute is curating a series of 10 webinars designed to help stakeholders understand concrete ways technology can be used to design more scalable and sustainable youth programs.  So far, we’ve had participation by more than 200 organizations from over 20 countries.  Are you interested in this topic? We’ve recorded each webinar and posted it on our webinar page.  Read more.

September 2013

2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

Designed for practitioners, policy-makers, funders, corporate citizenship professionals, educators, and youth leaders, the 2013 Conference attracted over 400 attendees from 50 countries.  Visit the 2013 program page to access presentation material from last year's conference. The 2013 program included presentations, debates, and breakout sessions that delved into eLearning, low-cost mobile technologies, social media, gender, M&E, and much more.  Read more.

June 2013

USAID and Making Cents International partners on an Agrilinks #AskAg Twitter Chat

Blog post by David Feige, Director, Making Cents International

On June 13, I represented Making Cents International at the USAID Agrilinks #AskAg Twitter chat on youth employment in agriculture. Alongside rural, agriculture, and youth experts from USAID, Winrock International,and the International Food Policy Research Institute, a number of other participants from the Twittersphere contributed to a lively discussion on youth and their role in agriculture. In addition to the guiding questions we prepared in advance, we tackled a series of challenging, yet very relevant, questions from around the world, many informed by direct experience in the field.  Read more.

January 2013

Making Cents Leads Youth-Inclusive Financial Service Program with IFAD to Tackle Rural Youth Employment Challenges in MENA

Rural poverty is endemic in most of the Middle East and North African countries and youth are one of the groups that suffer most  unemployed rural youth have one of the highest incidences of poverty of all groups in MENA. Making Cents works to increase youth employment and self-employment in rural Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen by building the capacity of local institutions to provide youth-inclusive financial and non-financial services to youth or the enterprises that employ them. Read more.

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