2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
The "Future of Work" is a topic of intense focus and for good reason: the rise of technology and globalization is dramatically transforming labor markets and impacting economic opportunities for young people in the 21st Century.
The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit theme, "The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunity in a Changing World," will explore what the future of work holds for young people and for the professionals working to expand youth economic opportunities globally.
The theme is supported by a strategic learning agenda designed to support exchange and advance learning and impact in our sector. We have organized the Summit learning agenda around four key areas of exploration:
- Building a Foundation: Now that we have a better idea of what skills are critical for youth development and economic success, how do we best support the acquisition of these skills?
- Ready for the Global Workforce: How do we prepare youth for transition to the workforce and for the demands of today’s rapidly transforming global economy?
- Livelihoods Through Self-Employment: What programs and policies best nurture the ecosystem for necessity entrepreneurs and growth-oriented entrepreneurs?
- Global Context Matters: How will the “future of work” inform and be shaped by factors such as gender, conflict, migration, climate change, and policy environment?