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The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2018

Event Date: 
Sep 25, 2018 to Sep 27, 2018
8:00 am to 5:30 pm EDT
Making Cents International


The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is the leading event for experts who are working to advance the social and economic well-being of young people. The Summit offers a first look at how new tools, research, and methodologies across health, education, and governance contribute to the social and economic inclusion of youth. It is a true global convening with representation from emerging economies and a variety of sectors. 2017’s Summit saw 550 participants from 55+ countries and 199 organizations. This year’s summit is expected to see a similar turnout with leading experts, implementers, donors, private sector professionals, researchers, and youth leaders.

In 2018, the GYEO Summit theme is, “Generation 2030: Learning & Earning in a Changing World of Work”. We will use this theme to continue our focus on the future of work, and move from broad trends to a deeper examination of critical topics. This includes the growing demand for digital skills, behavioral skills and holistic programming; emerging industries for employment (technology, healthcare, renewables and green jobs); youth in the rural economy and agriculture; self-employment in the growing gig economy and the informal economy; employer engagement, talent acquisition and work-based learning; and youth-led social impact entrepreneurship, among other topics.  

Check out the agenda here.

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