Events

Our events offer stakeholders from around the world an opportunity to come together and exchange ideas and experience. Expanding the global knowledge and understanding of challenges and opportunities in positive youth development, this collaboration drives change.

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Via is a partnership between IYF and the Mastercard Foundation that improves economic opportunities for underserved youth in Mozambique and Tanzania by driving sustainable changes in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and entrepreneurship systems.

“Partnering for Progress” is a special event showcasing the innovative ways key stakeholders are using a systems change approach to develop effective partnerships for sustainably improved youth economic opportunities across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Monday, 25 March 2019
Centro Internacional de Conferências Joaquim Chissano
Maputo, Mozambique

During this one-day event participants will learn from, and engage with,
regional experts, leaders, youth, and practitioners who all play a role in the youth livelihoods ecosystem.

Speakers include:

MS. SUSAN REICHLE​
President & Chief Executive Officer, International Youth Foundation (IYF)

MR. KOFFI ASSOUAN
Program Manager, Mastercard Foundation

HE OSWALDO PETERSBURGO
Vice Minister of Labor, Employment
and Social Security, Republic of Mozambique

MR. MATTHEW BREMAN
Regional Director, Africa, IYF

RAJAB ABDALLAH
Via Graduate, Tanzania

MAURICIO BAPTISTA GUAMBE
Via Graduate, Mozambique

DEBORA BISEKO LUGOLA
Via Graduate, Tanzania

TOMAS MUNGUAMBE
Via Graduate, Mozambique

DR. JENNIFER ADAMS
Mission Director, USAID Mozambique

MS. UNAMI MPOFU
Senior Programme Officer, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

MS. ALEXANDRA STANEK
Associate Partner, Dalberg Associates

MS. ALICE GUGELEV (moderator)
CEO, Global Development Incubator Africa
Director, Global Development Incubator USA

MS. DAISY MANHICA
Talent Search Consultant, Flow Mozambique

MR. HAID MONDLANE
Human Capital Development Manager, Cimentos de Mozambique

MR. TIAGO COELHO
Co-Founder, UX Information Technologies

MS. ABNEUSA MANUEL
Founder, MozDevz

MR. JOEL TOMAS (moderator)
Capacity Strengthening Technical Advisor, IYF

MS. MARYANA ISKANDER
Chief Executive Officer, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

DR. ROSIE LUGG
Team Leader, JOBA Mozambique

DR. AGGREY MLIMUKA
Executive Director, Association of Tanzanian Employers

MR. DAUDO VALI (moderator)
General Director, DHL Mozambique

MS. IDA ALVARINHO
National Director Professional Qualifications, National Authority of Professional Education (ANEP), Mozambique

MR. DAVID MODIBA
Deputy Director, Curriculum Development and Support, South Africa Department of Higher Education (DHET)

MS. LAILA CHEMANE-CHILEMBA
Social Investment Manager, ANADARKO

MR. YOICHI HIRAMATSU
PAMEP 21 Team Leader, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

MS. MARLENE DE SOUSA (moderator)
Founder, Attitude

MS. FRANCESCA BRUSCHI
Public Policy Analyst, Italian Development Cooperation Agency

MS. SARA FAKIR
Executive Catalyst, IdeiaLab

MR. SOSTHENES SAMBUA
Executive Director, Tanzania Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Centre (TECC)

MS. GERCIA SEQUEIRA (moderator)
Executive Director, Institute of Technology, Innovation, and Services (ITIS)

Agenda Resources

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation will spotlight the unique role of today’s youth in advancing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This half-day event will convene over 200 business and civil society leaders, university students, young social entrepreneurs, academics, and media representatives from more than 30 countries. Outstanding young social entrepreneurs from around the globe will engage participants through TED-style presentations about the challenges they face in scaling systemic change.

Today’s youth are uniquely equipped to transform our society. Driven by the values of equity and justice, they are already leading change. Achieving the global goals requires a fundamental shift in human values, attitudes, and behaviors. Young people believe that inclusive societies are better societies. They recognize that all people, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, or economic standing, have inalienable rights that must be upheld. They understand that living in balance with nature is essential to the sustainability of our planet. They are already building new models and organizations to deliver on change. By pioneering social innovations, today’s young social entrepreneurs are leading the way forward. But they can’t do it alone. Join us for an action-oriented conversation about how to leverage and engage more youth as change-makers and create an ecosystem of support to maximize youth-led ventures working to build open, just, and equitable societies.

To learn more, including about breakout sessions, please consult the agenda.

Speakers include:

Sheldon Smith (Keynote)
Founder and Executive Director, The Dovetail Project 

Camille Bangug
GU Impacts Alumna, Millennium Fellowship Co-Director, Georgetown University

Mentor Dida
Senior Ashoka Intrapreneur

Cheryl Dorsey
President, Echoing Green

Katie Fallon
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Hilton

Richard Graves
Chief Impact Officer and Co-founder, CleanChoice Energy; Founder, Solidaire

Sandra Herrera López
Director of Social Responsibility, Laureate International Universities

Jacqueline Lawrence
Founder, Mbeya Highlands FM Radio, Tanzania

​Parag Mehta
Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Ambassador Sarah Mendelson
Professor of Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

Chris Milligan
Counselor to the Agency, United States Agency for International Development

Eddie Musa
Filmmaker, New Lens; CEO, MusaMajicTV

Christopher Neu
Chief Operating Officer, TechChange

Holly Wise
Associate Professor, Global Human Development; Director, Social Enterprise and Innovation Fellows Program, Georgetown University

 

The hosts are committed to making this event accessible to all guests. Please contact Rafael Luz (rr1096@georgetown.edu), Events Manager for the Beeck Center, with any special needs.

Agenda Resources

These four briefings will present results from a survey of thousands of youth ages 16 to 24 across 30 countries.

Oct 12, 2016-Nov 01, 2016 Agenda Resources

In Uganda, the meeting offered an opportunity to discuss YouthMap assessment findings as well as challenges and opportunities.

Apr 21, 2015-Apr 22, 2015 Agenda Resources

At this event in South Africa, stakeholders discussed the success of the EquipYouth initiative and how it could grow and transform.

Aug 27, 2014-Aug 28, 2014 Agenda Resources

This event in Tanzania was intended to provide both a high-level forum and practical workshops to discuss best practice approaches for job creation and greater youth entrepreneurship in Africa.

Jun 03, 2014-Jun 06, 2014 Agenda Resources

This conference convened key stakeholders from Jordan and the Middle East and North Africa region to discuss the positive impact of life skills on youth employability and productivity.

Apr 06, 2014-Apr 07, 2014 Agenda Resources

This regional meeting in Saint Lucia offered an opportunity for stakeholders to work together—and with the region’s young people—to ensure youth have the skills and support they need to lead hopeful, productive lives. 

Jun 25, 2013-Jun 26, 2013 Agenda Resources

This conference in Senegal provided a forum for disseminating and discussing evidence-based research on youth employment and entrepreneurship and showcasing effective programs and policies. 

Jan 23, 2013-Jan 25, 2013 Agenda Resources

Held in Washington, DC, this conference brought together key stakeholders to better understand the barriers still facing today’s youth and to explore new ways to work together to scale proven practice programs.

Jun 21, 2012-Jun 23, 2012 Agenda Resources