Business and Youth Skills Interactions

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Host or Co-host a Business and Youth Skills session in your city. Be part of a positive way to address youth unemployment in your community or city. UPG’s Business and Youth Skills interactions help communities to tackle youth unemployment caused by a mismatch between demand and supply of youth expertise in the job market. These interactions are designed to do three things: 1) to explore the findings of a global report that provides recommendations 2) to share what is being done locally and 3) to consider the possibility for targeted commitments with local impact.

Call to Action: Sign up as a Host or Co-Host and bring this interaction to your city, community or industry and be part of something that has local impact and global relevance.

Action: Please complete the form on this page: https://www.unitedpeople.global/youthskills.

In Detail: The Youth Skills Gap is the phenomenon where we observe high levels of youth unemployment in the same community where employers are also unable to find the talent they need to fill vacancies. In 2017, the Global Business Coalition on Education led by Sarah Brown (Executive Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education; President, Theirworld) hosted 17 Global Commissioners for Youth Skills and Innovation (please see the full list of Commissioners below), including Yemi Babington-Ashaye (President, United People Global). The Commission’s work focused on how the private sector can play a proactive and systemic role in helping societies and economies to bridge the “youth skills gap.” The Commission is co-chaired by Sarah Brown (as above) and Rosalind Hudnell (Vice President Corporate Affairs, Intel; President, Intel Foundation (retired)). After over a year of working on this, the Commission worked with Deloitte Global and released the report on 18 September 2018, detailing practical recommendations to help the private sector to be part of the solution in a systemic way. You can see the Executive Summary and learn more here: https://www.unitedpeople.global/youthskills.

UPG creates the opportunity for more of us to be involved in addressing this issue by facilitating 50 interactions in a way that is applied to communities, cities and even specific industries. Hosts and Co-Hosts obtain materials that help to them to bring this interaction to their community. With only 25 to 30 representatives of stakeholders coming together, this interaction creates awareness of the kind of coordination that amplifies everyone’s contributions and leads to more meaningful jobs and opportunities for youth. The format is designed to be short, small and action-oriented by bringing together people who care about this issue in a city, in a community, or within a specific industry. The agenda is designed to achieve three things: 1) to explore the findings and recommendations of a global report 2) to share what is being done locally and 3) to consider the possibility for targeted commitments with local impact.

Call to Action: Signup as a Host or Co-Host and bring this interaction to your city, community or industry.

Action: Please complete the form on this page: https://www.unitedpeople.global/youthskills.

 

Commission Co-Chairs:

Sarah Brown, Executive Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education; President, Theirworld

Rosalind Hudnell, vice president Corporate Affairs, Intel; President, Intel Foundation (retired)

Commissioners:

Asheesh Advani, president and CEO, JA Worldwide

H.E. Sarah Anyang Agbor, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources

Adeyemi Babington-Ashaye, President, United People Global

José-Manuel Barroso, Non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (GSI); Former President, European Commission

Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO

Fred Dedrick, President and CEO, National Workforce Solutions

Daniella Foster, Senior Director of CSR, Hilton

Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank

Michael Hasting, International Head of Corporate Citizenship, KPMG International

Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP

Tracy Lovatt, CEO, Batten and Co

Tim Nourse, President, Making Cents International

Janet M. Riccio, Dean, Omnicom University, Executive Vice President, Omnicom Group

Josette Sheeran, President and CEO, Asia Society

Michael Silberman, Global Director, Mobilization Lab

Jayathma Wichramanayake, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

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