Call for Session Proposals Open: 2015 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

On October 6-8, 2015, Making Cents International is hosting its 9th Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit will assemble 460+ leading stakeholders from 70 countries that represent multiple perspectives across youth related sectors including economic development, education and health. As a result of this diversity, the summit will provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge, discuss experiences and expand professional networks.

The 2015 Summit theme is “Scale in Practice”, with 5 separate technical tracks: Workforce Development, Enterprise Development, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Technology. Through technical workshops, plenary discussion, interactive breakout sessions, and networking events the summit promotes exchange of knowledge and existing practices in these tracks.

Child & Youth Finance International encourages policy makers and practitioners active in the field of youth economic development and to attend this important event as it provides a springboard for important programming that empowers youth and assists them in achieving their goals as economic citizens.

Making Cents International is now accepting proposals for speakers at the 2015 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. Presenting at the Summit enhances participants’ ability to gain visibility, highlight their expertise, and expand their network.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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Making Cents Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, 11-13 September

The Making Cents Youth Economic Opportunities Conference was held on September 11-13th in Washington DC. This conference focused on five leading topics related to youth economic development:

  1. Workforce Development
  2. Adolescent Girls and Young Women
  3. Youth-Inclusive Financial Services and Financial Capabilities
  4. Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment
  5. Youth Enterprise Development

CYFI hosted a CYFI stakeholder session at the conference, showcasing the new CYFI website and contributing to a panel on financial regulation and national strategies for youth financial inclusion. More information on the MCI conference can be found on their website


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