Changemakers, innovators, and leading technical experts will participate in the Summit to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of programming, policies, and partnerships related to youth economic opportunities globally. “Generation 2030: Learning & Earning in a Changing World of Work” - the theme of this year’s Summit set to take place in Washington D.C. from Sept 25-27 - will focus on the future of work, the gig economy, and the demand for digital skills.
IDRC will run two sessions at the summit. The first session will explore solutions related to the relationships between youth economic opportunities and violence in Latin America. It questions how different forms of violence impact youth trajectories and the ways violence and opportunities affect each other. The second session will address the challenges and opportunities for Latin American youth in global digital labour markets by examining key challenges such as identifying and developing employable skills, as well as opportunities related to virtual labour migration.
The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit will give a prominent voice to Southern researchers to enhance the visibility of their work - a necessary step to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of youth economic opportunities globally.
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