South Asia Youth Skills and Solutions Forum
- Demonstrate the need for private sector investment in the next generation of South Asian youth
- Advance the development of partnerships between the private sector, governments, and international agencies to scale-up sustainable solutions to the youth skills crisis in the region
- Identify comparative strengths and entry points for businesses, governments, youth, and development partners to engage in supporting adolescent education, skills, and employment in the region
- Send a powerful signal to youth that their aspirations and needs for education, skills, and employment are a high priority for powerful social, political and economic actors
The Forum hosted youth speakers, speakers from governments and from the private sector to share their thoughts and experiences on youth skills and employment in the region.
Click here to learn about the speakers, panellists, and presenters:
- Session 1: RE-ALIGN evidence to inspire business
- Session 2: RE-IMAGINE Youth employment and skilling solutions
- Session 3: RE-THINK perspectives from the workforce of the future
- Key takeaway session: Key take-aways of morning plenaries
- Session 4: RE-CREATE partnerships to redress the youth skilling and employment challenges
- Session 5: Closing Plenary Re-align, Re-think, Re-imagine to Re-create
Click here to learn more about the forum's youth delegates.
Participants could choose from seven different organisations for field visits. These included organizations that focused on skill development and vocational training, empowering youth to make informed decisions about their career, and enabling youth to transform their passion into gainful employment through life skills development, career development, mentoring support, internships and placement opportunities.
Click here to learn more about the field visits.
In parallel to the forum, an exhibition space ran between the 30th and 31st October. The space consisted of booths, a mini-library, a screening area and a photo area, and served to:
- Enhance the exchange of knowledge by sharing and learning from regionally relevant and scalable solutions addressing the challenges on education, skills, and employment
- Facilitate community building by providing an opportunity for participants to connect and network to find mutual interests and areas of collaboration.
21 booths were clustered in 5 themes: Youth diversity & equitable access; Skills for work, life, and active citizenship; Youth and entrepreneurship; Decent jobs for youth; Technology and skills for the future of work. These booths showcased regionally relevant scalable solutions to address the challenges of education, youth skills, and employment. Please see the link below for the information about the entities that exhibited: