Children make up half of the nearly 900 million people living below the global poverty line, according to UNICEF, and 124 million children and adolescents worldwide do not attend school.
CYFI's sister organization, Aflatoun International, offers a globally tested and proven model of social and financial education, empowering children and young people in over 100 countries, allowing them to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and inequality. Aflatoun’s method provides them with local solutions to ensure economic revival and a sense of self-reliance, turning dependence into independence.
Following the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, Aflatoun International’s strategy for the next five years has been aligned to support the delivery of their ambitious vision. As part of Aflatoun International’s commitment to fully implementing these far-reaching goals, we are delighted to announce a three-day International Meeting dedicated to exploring further how Social and Financial Education can effectively contribute towards achieving the SDGs. The meeting will take place from 2-4 November at the World Trade Center in The Hague, the Netherlands
Over 150 participants from across our global network will be attending, including UN agencies, government ministries, central banks and multilateral organisations, exploring key themes including:
- Academic and experiences from the field engaging in meaningful and critical debates on key issues relating to the SDGs.
- Aflatoun International and its partners demonstrating to key actors in the sector how SFE can be utilised to create a more equitable and sustainable future for children and young people.
- Developing strategies for future methodologies and deliverables under relevant SDGs.
- Sharing experiences throughout the Aflatoun partner network that will be required for supporting the development and successful implementation of the SDGs.
Go to www.im-aflatoun.org for more information and to register.