EDC development experts are taking part in the Global Youth Economic Opportunities (YEO) Summit in Silver Springs, Maryland, May 16–18. The Summit’s theme is “YEO Reimagined: Powering Youth-Led Action Toward 2030,” and it will focus on the efforts of young people in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The Summit has three interconnected technical tracks designed to advance learning and collaboration, elevate youth leadership and voice, and create an impact for stakeholders in the youth economic opportunities sector. It will also include cross-cutting topics on climate/green economy, mental health, digital economy, resilience, and youth inclusion.
EDC staff will contribute the following sessions to the proceedings. Learn more about EDC’s work to equip young people to navigate in the worlds of work.
EDC Presenters / Trainers
Training: Thinking in Systems, Acting Collaboratively: An Advanced Practicum for Youth Employment
Tuesday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.
- International Youth Federation
- Creative Associates
- FHI 360
All organizations with EDC form the Youth Systems Collaborative.
Session: Getting to Success: Engaging Private Sector (PS) to Support Youth-Led Biz
Tuesday, May 16, 2:45–4:15 p.m.
- Accenture Development Partnerships
Session: Future Proof Skills: Developing Resiliency and Adaptability in a Time of Technological and Environmental Disruption
Thursday, May 18, 8:30–9:15 a.m.
Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Session: Young People With Disabilities Are Ready To Work! ... Tackling the Challenges and Building on What Works to Increase Employment of Youth with Disabilities
Thursday, May 18, 10:45–11:45 a.m.
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Save the Children