Session Summary: Young women comprise more than half of the world’s population. Failure to support their access to economic opportunity has significant implications for growth and competitiveness, and is a key indicator of gender equality more broadly. Nevertheless, while the economic and rights-based case for advancing livelihoods for young women is clear, the best strategies for doing so effectively are less obvious. This plenary will bring the challenges facing young women and livelihoods programming into sharper focus, and against the background of a rapidly changing world of work. Speakers will debate what they view to be the most promising strategies, and identify for the Summit audience where we need to go from here to achieve gender parity for young women globally.
Speakers: Michelle Bekkering, DAA Gender, USAID (Moderator) | Esther Eshiet, youth speaker, social worker/innovator and Founder, Afterschool Centre for Career Development in Nigeri | Suzanne Biegel, SPRING Accelerator
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