Targeting, Recruitment, and Retention Strategies for Youth Skills Development: How Do Skills-Building Initiatives Ensure Youth Participation?

When: September 14th, 10 AM EST

Skills-building initiatives for youth have become a prominent component of youth development work in developing countries, working across a number of sectors and themes. However, ensuring participation of youth beneficiaries that are most likely to benefit from these skills-building initiatives remains a challenge for many. Some program implementers have taken deliberate steps to facilitate effective targeting, recruitment, and retention of youth in skills-based programs.

This webinar, organized by Cross-Sectoral Skills Community of Practice under USAID's YouthPower Learning, featured presentations from a number of innovators and researchers working on skills-based youth development. Panelists provided insights based on their own experience and elaborated on challenges and effective approaches to promote effective targeting, recruitment, and retention of youth participation in skills-building initiatives.

Speakers and presentations

Ashley Barry, Evaluation & Learning Manager, Education For Employment (EFE)

Presentation: application/pdf Sourcing for Youth Employment Programs.pdf 

Mohamed El-Kamel, Managing Director of Alashanek ya Balady Association for Sustainable Development

Presentation: application/pdf Empowering young people to eradicate poverty in Egypt.pdf 

Hillary Proctor, Director, Technical Services at Making Cents International

Presentation: application/pdf Targeting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture.pdf

Nour Shammout, Senior Policy Associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Presentation: application/pdf Youth Unemployment Targeting, Retention, and Information.pdf 


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