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Why Life Skills Matter on Kenya’s Construction Sites

One initiative is preparing local young men and women with the full skill set that meets employer needs and can propel them to success.

The Imperative of 'A Generation at Stake'

Hilton Worldwide President and CEO Christopher J. Nassetta examines the need to align skills training to market need, ensure greater investment in youth economic opportunities, and see expanded cross-sector collaboration.

4 Ways to Drive Youth Economic Opportunities in Indonesia

For me, getting the numbers right—particularly when they are measuring young people’s wellbeing—is critically important to how we shape meaningful youth development programs and strategies. Unfortunately, statistics around youth employment, perhaps the most significant indicator of whether a young person will lead a productive and successful life, may not paint an accurate or complete picture.

New Partnership for Employability in Africa

Partnerships are at the core of our work at IYF. Knowing that each collaboration allows us to reach more of the world's youth with the skills, tools, and connections to access new opportunities, we're proud to begin teaming with the Initiative for Global Development (IGD).