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GYEOS Live Track Event: Global Context Matters

Event Date: 
Aug 20, 2020
Time: 
9:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online: 
Online Event

Information

On August 20th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am EST, the YEO Network invites you to join the second in a series of at least five (5) online Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit (GYEO) events that follow technical tracks in skills development, workforce readiness, self-employment and entrepreneurship, and cross-cutting topics such as gender, conflict, systems change, policy, and more. 

The Global Context Matters track will host a series of discussions and deep-dive breakout sessions with young people, development practitioners, policymakers, and funders on the power of engaging youth as we respond and rebuild from COVID-19. Youth around the world are leading efforts to respond to the impact of COVID-19 in their communities, from tacking gender-based violence to the environment to combating misinformation and holding governments accountable. We have an opportunity to make youth engagement central to the post-COVID-19 response: how do we take advantage of that? What is the role of young people in a local, national, and global COVID-19 response? And how can we support young people’s economic and social inclusion as we rebuild in a post-pandemic world? 

Schedule:
9:00 am – 9:10 am: Welcome & Opening
9:10 am – 10:10 am: Track Opening & Headline Speakers
10:10 am – 10:15 am: Transition to Breakout Sessions
10:15 am – 11:15 am: Three concurrent 60-minute breakout sessions
11:30 am: Event Close

About:

The Global Context Matters track explores how social, health and environmental factors impact youth security and economic opportunity. As the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates, young people are especially vulnerable to social, health, environmental, and economic shocks. Global trends like the reduced bargaining power, economic insecurity, and an uncertain job landscape for example, long raised critical questions about widening inequality. The global pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of our systems and young people. At the same time, youth around the world are leading efforts to respond to the impact of COVID-19 in their communities, from tacking gender-based violence to the environment to combating misinformation and holding governments accountable. Join GYEO as they explore how the current global context has impacted youth. GYEO will hear from organizations and young changemakers who are exploring the role of youth leadership and engagement to combat the impacts of the pandemic and reimagine our systems in a post-pandemic world.

Featured Speakers

  • Michael McCabe, Agency Youth Coordinator, USAID (USA)
  • Asonele Kotu, YouthLead Ambassador South Africa & Founder, FemConnect (South Africa)
  • Gustavo Murrillo, Accountability Lab (Mexico) 

Breakout Sessions

  • Empowering Youth Networks: to influence contexts and achieve collective economic impact – Afrika Youth Movement, VSO International
  • Raising Youth Voices: Strategies for Meaningful Youth Engagement in Youth Employment Initiatives Plan International, Citi Foundation  
  • Youth Voices: Rising to Change Local Systems – Youth Systems Collaborative (YSC), Education Development Center, Inc., (EDC), & International Youth Foundation (IYF)  
  • Additional breakout session to be confirmed. 

Free to Attend, Space is Limited

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