Employment Education

YouthMap Uganda Internship Program: Rose's Story

Graduate Rose worked her way up from being an intern to a full-time employee at DFCU Bank.The initiative's internship program has provided opportunities for young Ugandans like her to develop new skills, gain experience, and build their networks in order to be better placed to break into Uganda's

EquipYouth Jordan

This video features Jordanian participants in EquipYouth, an IYF program funded by the Caterpillar Foundation which is part of a three-year, global initiative to increase employability for underserved youth through skill-building, internships, and on-the-job training, as well as capacity building

Moving the Needle on Youth Development

It’s not always easy to recognize when the needle moves, even a little bit, in the right direction. Yet over the past few months, I’ve been heartened by what I see as some real progress on one of our toughest problems: global youth employment. A few weeks ago, I was in Kenya at the invitation of...

Through YouthMap, Young Ugandan Begins on His Career Path

“I now feel confident that I can compete for an entry level job in any non-governmental organization with the skills and experience that I have gained,” says Nicholas Bushaijah, an altruistic 23-year-old Ugandan from Kampala who has always dreamed of a career in the NGO sector. His high level of...

Davos Reflection: The Time is Now to Engage Employees as Youth Mentors

Arundhuti Gupta is Founder and CEO of Mentor Together, which provides children and youth at-risk in Bangalore, India with empowering one-on-one relationships with mentors that help them to achieve their goals and dreams. In 2011, the International Youth Foundation selected her as a YouthActionNet® Global Fellow.

YouthMap Uganda Interns Find Jobs & Success in Banking

An important part of any livelihoods program is financial responsibility, and no one knows this better than the YouthMap interns at Development Finance Company of Uganda Bank Limited (DFCU). At the bank, Amon Niibo (24), Mary Nabulime (24), Denis Osuna (...

Youth in Brazil Gain Confidence & Jobs

Through EquipYouth, Eridan Overcomes Adversity and Secures a Job

Twenty-two-year old Eridan de Sena Nascimento dreams of a promising future. Proud of her appearance, she likes wearing nice clothes and makeup, spending time with friends, and, above all, having fun...

Growth Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa Offer Promise for Youth Employment

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) has released a new Rockefeller Foundation-commissioned report, Analysis of ICT-...

Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Incubation Opportunities

Twenty-year-old Mais Atari, from Jenin, is co-founder of Fudfed, a new online psychosocial counseling service. Her new enterprise is one of four youth-run start-ups to win a...

IDB Commits to Addressing Youth Unemployment at Clinton Global Initiative

500,000 disadvantaged youth to receive job training in next five years through NEO Initiative Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Latin America meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced a...