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YEN Evaluation Clinic - Youth Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

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On 9-10 December 2010, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) will host its third annual Evaluation Clinic in Beirut, Lebanon. The Clinic will be organized as a side event immediately following the Arab Urban Development Institute Child Protection Initiative (AUDI CPI) conference “Children &Youth in the MENA Region: Towards Unleashing their Potentials” from 6-8 December. The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth employment project teams for the development of impact evaluation plans. The 2-day event will include a series of interactive consultation sessions, lectures from renowned evaluation experts and the launch of a series of cutting edge impact evaluations with large potential to build the evidence base for effective youth employment project design and delivery.

 

Learning will be facilitated through the application of evaluation principles to youth entrepreneurship projects in the process of designing impact evaluations: so called “live case studies”. The live case studies that have been selected include:

 

  1. Silatech and Al Amal’s Microfinance Bank – Yemen
  2. International Youth Foundation’s YOUTH:WORK project - Jordan
  3. Education for Employment Foundation’s SME project – Egypt
  4. INJAZ project - Lebanon

The theme for this year’s Clinic is “Youth Entrepreneurship”. Recently, entrepreneurship programmes have been receiving increasing attention from governments, donors and multilateral agencies as an alternative job creation strategy. Given the limited absorptive capacities of existing formal labour markets in the developing world, promotion of youth entrepreneurship and self-employment is one of the few feasible options to create employment opportunities both in the informal and formal economy. Nevertheless, the evidence to support positive impact of entrepreneurship schemes is extremely weak. The Clinic seeks to assist youth entrepreneurship projects implement successful impact evaluations and disseminate the findings that come out.

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  • Where Beirut, Lebanon
  • Start date Thursday, 09 December 2010
  • End date Friday, 10 December 2010
  • Country Mali

YEN Evaluation Clinic - Youth Entrepreneurship programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

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From 22-24 November 2010, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) will host its second annual Evaluation Clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth entrepreneurship project teams for the development of impact evaluations plans. The 3-day event will include a series of interactive “consultation” sessions, lectures from renowned evaluation experts and the launch of a series of cutting edge impact evaluations. Collaborating with YEN on the delivery of the Clinic include International Initiative for Impact Evaluations (3ie), Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA), International Centre for Research on Woman (ICRW),Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) and the World Bank.

The Clinic is delivered as part of the Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment. The Fund provides technical and financial support to youth entrepreneurship projects based on a competitive selection of proposals (more information on the Fund is available here). In the first selection stage, qualified proposals that are selected for the shortlist will been invited to act as “live case studies” for the Clinic. In the second selection stage, shortlisted proposals will be asked to submit full evaluation plans from which the best ones will receive grants for conducting their impact evaluation. The shortlisted projects that will act as “live case studies” during the Clinic will be announced on late September 2010.

The theme for this year’s Clinic is “Youth Entrepreneurship”. The geographic area for targeting is Sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, entrepreneurship programmes have been receiving increasing attention from governments, donors and multilateral agencies as an alternative job creation strategy. Given the limited absorptive capacities of existing formal labour markets in the developing world, promotion of youth entrepreneurship and self-employment is one of the few feasible options to create employment opportunities both in the informal and formal economy. Nevertheless, the evidence to support positive impact of entrepreneurship schemes is extremely weak. The Clinic seeks to assist youth entrepreneurship projects implement successful impact evaluations and disseminate the findings that come out.

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  • Where Nairobi, Kenya
  • Start date Monday, 22 November 2010
  • End date Wednesday, 24 November 2010
  • Country Liberia

CALL for APPLICATIONS - Kazi Nje Nje! Tanzania

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The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) is looking for 50 enthusiastic, results-oriented, committed, and motivated young professionals who have graduated from colleges or higher learning institutions in the fields of economics, social science, management, business administration, community development, and ICT to join the Kazi Nje Nje!

Kazi Nje Nje!” is a one year apprenticeship program implemented by YEF for the purpose of providing practical exposure, capacity building, and professional development opportunity for aspiring young professional BDS providers freshly graduating from colleges. The “Kazi Nje Nje!” builds your capacity to support entrepreneurship and private sector development in Tanzania. It will give you a good basis to work as a professional business management consultant or even start your own consulting business in the future.

Application deadline: November 1, 2010

For more information visit:http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/afpro/daressalaam/

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  • Where Tanzania
  • Start date Monday, 18 October 2010
  • End date Monday, 01 November 2010
  • Country Tuvalu

Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship Education:

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The ILO has supported a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region in their endeavours to prepare young people for entrepreneurship by introducing the Know about Business (KAB) curriculum in the education system and by building the capacity of teachers and educational institutions. Countries such as China, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG have introduced, or are in the process of introducing, entrepreneurship education at various educational levels such as secondary, post-secondary, vocational and technical schools and higher education. Entrepreneurship or moreover entrepreneurship education within all education institutions is a high level priority in the new Cabinet of Republic of Indonesia as reflected in the Medium Term Development Plan, in a Presidential programme, and an inter-ministerial MoU.

The ILO is organising a regional workshop on Entrepreneurship Education and the Know About Business programme (KAB) to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from September 21st to the 23rd, 2010. The meeting is sponsored by two technical cooperation projects – the Swiss funded “Creating Youth Employment Through Improved Youth Entrepreneurship” and the Dutch funded “Education and Skills Training or EAST”.

The meeting intends to gather around 65 key stakeholders working around or directly with entrepreneurship education in mostly Indonesia but also Lao PDR, China, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG. The KAB is an entrepreneurship education programme developed by ILO whose specific objectives are to (i) develop positive attitudes towards sustainable enterprises and self‐employment among the population, by targeting youth and stakeholders for enterprise development, (ii) Create awareness about entrepreneurship as a career option for young people, (iii) provide knowledge and practice of the desirable attributes of, and specific challenges in starting and operating a sustainable enterprise, and (iv) facilitate the school to work transition, resulting in a better understanding of the functions and operations of sustainable enterprises.

More information:  http://social.un.org/absolutewc/default.aspx?calendarid=0&eventid=280&date=21092010

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  • Where Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Start date Tuesday, 21 September 2010
  • End date Thursday, 23 September 2010
  • Country Kiribati
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