YBI Global Forum, Monday: Effective networks - Peter Shiras.

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  • Other examples: working with the private sector, engaging more vulnerable youth, setting up M&E systems, suing technology to track youth after training ends.
  • YBI Global Forum, Monday: Effective networks - Peter Shiras.

    1. 1. The Power of Networks The Experience of the International Youth Foundation Peter Shiras Mexico, September 20, 2010 Presented to the Youth Business International Global Forum
    2. 2. The IYF Global Network • More than 200 organizations • 75 countries • Locally rooted, autonomous institutions • A horizontal network • Light governance system • Common commitment to youth development
    3. 3. The IYF Global Network: Purpose • Learn and Innovate: What works and what is new in youth development • Promote Standards: Standards of excellence in youth programming, organizational development, governance, financial management and evaluation • Advocate a Youth Agenda: The promise to provide platforms for youth voices and to advocate for youth issues in the larger development context • Create Partnerships and Mobilize Resources: The potential to create or expand partnerships and mobilize resources to increase investments in and impact on young people
    4. 4. Network Map – Global Presence
    5. 5. Sub-Networks Programs Stats Geographical Regional Focus EEA 6 countries 46 partners East Asia/Pacific, South Asia, Middle East/North Africa Entra21 (Phase 1) 18 countries 32 partners Latin America/Caribbean EAYPI 3 countries 16 partners Sub-Saharan Africa Make a Connection 26 countries 28 partners Europe, North America, LaC, East Asia/Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa Global Fund for Youth Development 19 countries 33 partners East Asia/Pacific, South Asia, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean
    6. 6. Entra 21 Network Goal: To improve the employability of Latin American and Caribbean vulnerable youth to find productive jobs Approach: • Implement “dual-client model” to meet needs of youth and employers. • Life, ICT and technical skill training. • Identify best practices • Achieve scale and sustainability • Rigorous and robust learning agenda
    7. 7. The entra21 learning network • Common program/evaluation framework • Program design workshops • IYF-provided technical assistance • Online learning platform • Moderated virtual discussions • Learning workshops and conferences • Publications
    8. 8. For example… • Establishing with apprenticeship programs • Research by IYF staff • Resources online for reference • Moderated discussion with partners • Sharing of solutions from partners • IYF publication on good practices
    9. 9. Results from learning network • Find solutions to challenges • Continuous program improvement • Identify best practices • Support outreach to government • Engagement with private sector • Scale and sustainability
    10. 10. Results from learning network • Find solutions to challenges • Continuous program improvement • Identify best practices • Support outreach to government • Engagement with private sector • Scale and sustainability

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