MICROFINANCE EVENT: Making Cents International Presents Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit; September 28-30, 2016; Arlington, Virginia, USA

Event Name: Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2016

Event Date: September 28 – September 30, 2016

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

Cost: The registration fee is USD 895.

Summary of Event: The theme of this event is “Turning Points: How Do We Achieve Results and Scale in the Next Decade?” The conference is intended to foster collaborative learning and action in order to “increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of youth economic opportunity programming, policies and partnerships” [1]. Participants will attend sessions on topics including: (1) workforce development; (2) enterprise development; (3) financial inclusion (4) gender; and (5) monitoring, evaluation and research. The organizers for the summit will accept proposals for presentations until March 25, 2016. More information about proposal submissions can be found here.

Background on Organizers: The event is organized by Making Cents International, a US-based nonprofit organization focused on building youth microenterprises and increasing youth employment. Making Cents partners with institutions in 55 countries, 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 Meredith Steih, Research Associate

Sources and Additional Resources:

[1] Making Cents International, “Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2015,”http://www.youtheosummit.org/

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