Youth engagement & employment | Education Volta Hall Breakout Session
Mar 20, 2024 10:45 AM - 12:25 PM(Africa/Accra)
20240320T1045 20240320T1225 Africa/Accra Using Tech to Help Youth into Work

This session features three consecutive discussions on addressing youth unemployment and how to train young people in the digital age. 

Volta Hall 12th ICT4D Conference adminict4dconf@crs.org
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This session features three consecutive discussions on addressing youth unemployment and how to train young people in the digital age. 


Need job (& phone credit). Tips & tricks for addressing youth unemployment & the digital divide
Panel DiscussionDigital to Tackle Wicked Problems 10:45 AM - 11:35 AM (Africa/Accra) 2024/03/20 10:45:00 UTC - 2024/03/20 11:35:00 UTC
Join IYF, Viamo & Quest Alliance to discuss tips and tricks for addressing youth unemployment in digitally constrained context. We'll embrace AI in real-time, creating a practical guide based on the panel. Participate & be listed as contributors!
Each organizations' work includes projects in behavior change communication, upskilling and career guidance provision. The biggest challenge is frequently in recruitment/scaling adoption. We'll explore building trust, tailoring content & how digital skills trail digital access. Making resources free & available doesn't ensure adoption.
Results broadly focus on job secured & skills developed. 150,000 learners have used Quest's offline & mobile first courses. IYF's career service provides location-specific content. Viamo's services provide information access with only a basic
Presenters Aakash Sethi
Chief Executive Officer, Quest Alliance
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Obert Chikochi
Livelihoods Advisor, International Youth Foundation
Preparing for a Digital Future – Training Young Women in Digital Careers
Panel DiscussionDigital to Tackle Wicked Problems 11:35 AM - 12:20 PM (Africa/Accra) 2024/03/20 11:35:00 UTC - 2024/03/20 12:20:00 UTC
Together with Learnio, SOS Children’s Villages provides gender-responsive digital freelancer trainings to young people in Benin, Zimbabwe, Mali & Niger. What makes it special: graduation rates + 90% with +35% of these graduates generating income.
Hybrid programmes supported by mentoring increase engagement Thanks to local mentors, high % of income generation & low dropout rates (10%) Implementing gender-responsive guidelines & only-women cohorts allow equitable impact Quality trainings is not enough, need for infrastructure investments and incentives.
10 cohorts completed, with + 240 graduates & graduation rates of +90% Average of 35% of graduates generated income within months Gender equity achieved through gender-responsive approach Innovative business model enabling sustainability
Presenters Alicia Rodriguez Alabarce
Youth & ICT4D Project Coordinator, SOS Children's Villages International
Shareen Galsgaard
Project Lead, Africa Region, Learnio
Livelihoods Advisor
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International Youth Foundation
Chief Executive Officer
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Quest Alliance
Project Lead, Africa Region
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Learnio
Youth & ICT4D Project Coordinator
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SOS Children's Villages International
Ms. Alicia Rodriguez Alabarce
Youth & ICT4D Project Coordinator
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SOS Children's Villages International
Data Engineer
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Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center Of Excellence In ICT
 Richard Allotey
IT Support Associate
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Episcopal Relief & Development
ICT Manager
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Catholic Relief Services
 Jacodia Fransman
Data Scientist
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IntraHealth International
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