MICROFINANCE EVENT: Making Cents International Presents 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit; September 27-29; Arlington, Virginia, USA

Event Name: Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2017

Event Date: September 27 – September 29, 2017

Event Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Cost: The fee to attend is USD 895 with a discount of USD 100 offered until July 14. A rate of USD 495 is offered to participants traveling from developing countries and for all attendees under age 30.

Summary of Event: The theme of this year’s event is “The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunity in a Changing World,” and it will address issues such as the diminishing role of traditional labor and how that impacts young people in developing countries. Participants will attend sessions on topics including: (1) building a foundation of skills that supports long-term success; (2) preparing youth to transition into the workforce; (3) earning livelihoods through self-employment; (4) how the future for youth will be shaped by factors such as gender and armed conflict. The organizers of the summit are accepting proposals from prospective presenters until March 29, 2017.

Background on Organizers: The event is organized by Making Cents International, a US-based company focused on building youth microenterprises and increasing youth employment. Making Cents partners with institutions in 55 countries as of 2017, aiming to provide them with opportunities to share information on programs, methodologies, strategies and tools; build partnerships; gain new technical capacity; and help build the youth enterprise, employment and livelihoods development field.

Event website: http://www.youtheosummit.org/

For additional information, you may contact the organizers by phone at + 1 202 783 4090 or by email at summit[at]makingcents.com.

By Murong Xu, Research Associate

Sources and Additional Resource:

Making Cents International, “Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2017,” http://www.youtheosummit.org/

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