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This is the third in an ongoing webinar series around ICT4D.
In successful Information and Communication Technologies programs, partners cooperate, are inclusive, and have equitable access. These programs also consider issues of power, participation, privacy, and ethical use of data. ICT programs continue to play a key role in youth development and economic empowerment, and in strengthening education systems, giving young people opportunities and a voice where they previously had none.
This webinar brings together experts from different backgrounds to share lessons and best practices for using digital technologies to enhance the skills and knowledge of young people, furthering their education, and opening up career opportunities. In short, we will discuss what makes an ICT for youth program successful.
From Youth Learning to Leadership
Despite steady economic growth in many African countries, youth unemployment is high. There is a mismatch between the lives youth aspire to, the education available to them, and what skills industries require to employ them. This presentation will provide insights into the private sectors potential of improving of the livelihoods and future of young people, and their communities at large.
Case Study: No-Lost Generation Initiative
Aid agencies have joined forces with donors and policy-makers to support children affected by the conflict in Syria. These partnerships are establishing practical ways to expand access to education, and child protection, while promoting youth engagement, and empowerment across the region.
Q&A and Panel Discussion
Issues to be addressed:
|Raphael Obonyo, Public Policy and Youth Specialist, Diplomat; Adjunct Professor at Brandeis University; Africa Representative to the World Banks Global Coordination Board-GYAC|
|Anthony Bloome, Senior Education Technology Specialist, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)|
|Rebecca Leege, Director for their partnership in All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development, World Vision|
|Robert Hawkins, Senior Education Officer, World Bank|
|Rebekah Levi, ICT, Education & Evaluation Specialist, JBS International, Inc.|
|Maria Berenguer, Global ICT4D Advisor, SOS Childrens Villages|
|Sonja Ruetzel, ICT4D Conference Manager, Global Knowledge and Information Management, Catholic Relief Services|