On November 13 and 14, 2019 S4YE in collaboration with the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs team in Ethiopia held its first Regional Youth Employment Forum 'Learning from Innovations in Youth Employment' in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This inaugural event brought together S4YE’s network of core partners for the first time in-person in the Africa region to:
• Convene the newly expanded S4YE Impact Portfolio in Africa to share exciting innovations in the field of youth employment and discuss practical design ideas on specific technical topics and learn from experts, and
• Use insights from these technical discussions as input for the design of the planned Ethiopia Urban Safety Net and Jobs Project.
More than 170 participants of the Forum included World Bank Group teams leading youth employment operations globally and in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Kenya; Senior Government representatives from Ethiopia; Senior executives from Private Sector firms which are part of the S4YE network; Members of S4YE’s Impact Portfolio, a community of innovative youth employment projects and Technical experts and other stakeholders. Click here to learn more about the Forum as it happened, and check this page to download the presentations, photos and videos!