Microsoft and the SBI Foundation have collaborated to create opportunities for youth living with disabilities across India. The SBI Foundation is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the State Bank of India. Through this collaboration, Microsoft and the SBI Foundation will equip youth living with disabilities with the technology and training needed to better prepare them for integration into the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) workforce. In its first year, the … [Read more...] about India: Microsoft and SBI Foundation collaborate to create Opportunities for Youth living with Disabilities
The kingdom’s investment promotion agency – has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to launch the ‘closing the skills gap’ accelerator, which is aimed at increasing employability and preparedness for the current and future workforce. The EDB initiative will bring together the kingdom’s businesses, government, civil society, education institutes, and training providers under one roof to generate local skills gap insight, develop an action plan, and drive its execution. The … [Read more...] about WEF and Bahrain launch ‘Closing the Skills Gap’ Accelerator
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The Government of Canada invites SMEs to propose innovations that address specific government challenges. Successful applicants may receive up to $150,000 to develop a proof of feasibility. If accepted into Phase 2, SMEs could receive up to $1 million to develop a working prototype. By funding the development of innovations, the Government helps SMEs accelerate their journey to market and create good middle-class jobs across Canada. Innovative Solutions Canada is a key component of the … [Read more...] about Canada invites SMEs to propose Innovative Solutions to New Challenge
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The PepsiCo Foundation and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) have announced the launch of their 'Passport to Success Traveler' program— an online, mobile-friendly training course for students to learn and practice life skills. Developed with a $2.5 million investment from The PepsiCo Foundation, Passport to Success Traveler is a mobile-first, game-based learning, digital version of IYF's existing, printed soft skills curriculum that is already used in classrooms and workshops around … [Read more...] about Pepsico & International Youth Foundation launch Digital Life Skills Training Course to help Women succeed in Workplace
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Fifty-two countries and other donors have pledged 23.5 Billion US Dollars in new funds for the world’s poorest states to help countries work to create jobs, invest in infrastructure, boost economic growth and bolster resilience to climate shocks and natural disasters. This 19th replenishment covers 2020-2023. The new funding level exceeds the previous level by 7 Billion US Dollars. The World Bank’s President, David Malpass said, "There has been an agreement on the largest-ever … [Read more...] about New Funding boost for World’s Poorest Countries to bolster Development
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IFC signed the MoUs with two Tunisian start-up accelerators to help unlock the potential of innovative entrepreneurship in the country, with a focus on women-led start-ups and creating jobs for young people. The two Tunisian start-up accelerators, 'Flat6Labs Tunisia', operates an accelerator program and early-stage investment platform, and 'Impact Partner Tunisia', supports young start-ups and small medium enterprises (SME) especially those with a strong social impact, creating sustainable … [Read more...] about IFC and Tunisian Start-Up Accelerators collaborate to boost Entrepreneurs, Create Jobs
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New funding of upto £165 million has been announced to support much needed vulnerable families with deep rooted problems to get their lives back on track. This funding has been confirmed for 2020 to 2021. Working with the whole family unit across local services, with a focus on early intervention, the programme has a proven track record of driving reforms across public services. The funding will be used to tackle complex inter-connected problems including unemployment, poor school … [Read more...] about New Funding of upto £165 Million to support vulnerable Families
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In the "2019 African Economic Conference" (AEC) African policymakers are called on to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth. Addressing the opening plenary of the three-day conference, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr said, "The conference provided a critical platform to address the challenges of jobs for the youth on the continent. Africa is the next … [Read more...] about Call for African Policymakers to take bold steps and create Well-Paying Jobs for Continent’s Youth
The Government of Nepal and the World Bank signed two separate agreements to improve employment services and labor market outcomes for Nepali youth and continue support for the government’s flagship School Sector Development Program. Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Dr. Rajan Khanal said, "Human capital development and creation of jobs within the country for young people, especially women, is a top priority of the government. This support for promoting social security and quality education is … [Read more...] about Nepal and the World Bank sign New Agreements to improve Employment Services and Labor Market Outcomes for Nepali Youth
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This year, the Helen Keller Awards—2019 will mark its 20th Edition of honouring people and organisations working towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The objective of the NCPEDP Helen Keller Awards was to start a discourse on equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the area of employment at a time when no one was even thinking about it. Organisations and employees with disabilities would become brand ambassadors for the cause of employment of … [Read more...] about Helen Keller Awards 2019 to honor People and Organisations promoting Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities