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3-4 June 2014, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

Youth Entrepreneurship:Promoting Job Growth in Africa provided practical workshops to discuss best practice approaches for job creation and greater youth entrepreneurship in Africa, as well as a high-level forum for sharing lessons learned for engaging young people in entrepreneurship, training them and providing ongoing support and mentorship.  

7-8 May 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

 Members from academia, business leaders and government ministers gathered together to discuss solutions for youth employment and forge additional public-private partnerships that can help expand markets and increase job growth at Solutions4Work:Partnerships for Jobs and Youth Employment.

7-8 April 2014, Amman, Jordan

Convened in partnership with USAID, the World Bank, and The MasterCard Foundation, Skills for Life: Improving Employment Outcomes for Youth, called on participants to reflect on the positive impact of life skills on youth employability and how best to align public and private training institutions’ offerings with the needs of the labor market.

6-8 March 2014, Doha, Qatar

The Doha Evidence Symposium: "What Works" to Improve Youth Labour Productivity? brought together policy makers and practitioners with academics and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “what works” in increasing the employment and productivity of youth in the Middle East and North Africa regions. 

20-22 August, Amman, Jordan

The Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, Evaluation Clinic discussed the the importance of evaluation and impact assessment, and how to define evaluation objectives and key research questions.  

16-18 February 2013, Doha, Qatar

 Members of the GPYE met for Arab Youth & Entrepreneurship: Holistic Approaches to Nurturing Local Ecosystems to discuss  issues surrounding youth and entrepreneurship in the MENA region. The conference allowed participants to network, learn and share best practices. 

28 January 2013, Cairo, Egypt 

Street Youth: Empowerment and Employment. Seven NGOs were selected to attend a 5 day capacity building workshop.

23-25 January 2013, Dakar, Senegal

 Members of the GPYE convened for; Ideas4Work: Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship in Africa, a three day learning symposium to provide an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, researchers, youth, and donors to learn from each other through a variety of interactive sessions.

21-23 February 2012, Amman, Jordan

 Hosted by the GPYE, the Youth@Work: Partnerships for Skills Development conference focused on a cross-country dialogue about “what works” in youth employability and skills development programs.

11-14 October 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

YEN organized a 4-day Taqeem Fund Evaluation Clinic to improve the monitoring and evaluation skills of youth employment practitioners in the Middle East and North Africa.

29 March, 2011, Cairo, Egypt

Street Children: Current Situation and Expected Outcomes (Arabic)

9-10 December 2010, Beirut, Lebanon

 Evaluation Clinic for Youth Employment Projects

6-10 December, 2010, Beirut, Lebanon

Forum on Children and Youth in the MENA Region, Toward Unleashing their Potential"

7 October 2010, Washington, DC

Youth Leadership and Livelihoods Conference

2-3 August 2010, Sana'a, Yemen

Local Authorities: Children and Youth Opportunities for a Better Life Conference

21-22 June 2010, Aleppo, Syria

Child and Youth Development, a Future Strategy 

19 April 2010, Tripoli, Lebanon

Children and Youth Protection, a Future Strategy Conference

19-20 November 2009, Bogota, Colombia

Youth-Employability-Opportunity Conference

6-8 July 2009, Aleppo, Syria

Education Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Youth for the Labor Market

21 May 2009, Washington, DC

Youth - Employability - Opportunity

16-17 April 2009, Nairobi, Kenya

Youth - Employability - Opportunity  

20 January 2009, Amman, Jordan

Measuring Results in Youth: Experience from Training Interventions Workshop

26-30 January 2009, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Building National Capacity in Child Labour and Youth Employment Data Collection and Analysis Workshop