Successes and Chalenges in Youth Engagement
The USAID Youth Policy, released in 2012, highlights the importance of integrating youth engagement into all aspects of development, including project design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Engaging youth at all stages helps to build high-impact projects that are more responsive to young people's needs — leading to more sustainable outcomes.
What are some successes and challenges of meaningfully engaging youth as future community leaders and positive agents of change? Join us to hear from specialists and youth representatives from the International Youth Foundation, Mennonite Economic Development Associates, International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Chemonics as they share their experiences and lessons learned. This discussion will highlight the key role of engaging youth and show why it's important that young people have a seat at the table in global development.
Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 1:30-3:00pm EST
International Youth Foundation
Mennonite Economic Development Associates
International Planned Parenthood Federation
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Listen to panelists share insights and experiences in conducting market research for, then designing and rolling out financial products for youth in Morocco.
According to the World Bank, the MENA region suffers from one of the highest rates of financial exclusion in the world. The situation in Morocco, where only 4.3% of adults have received a loan from a financial institution in 2012, is particularly dire. Youth are disproportionally affected by obstacles to finance. Thus, only a minority of them are able to access credit in order to create or develop their business, support their families and ensure a better future for themselves and their loved ones.
Over a six-year project, supported by MasterCard Foundation, MEDA designed and developed an approach to address this gap and to lead to youth financial inclusion. Working with three leading Moroccan microfinance institutions, MEDA and partners began the product development journey from market research to pilot. This webinar presents the results from market research to the design of prototypes of three credit products with a closing reflection on lessons MEDA would like to share with other practitioners in the field of financial inclusion.
This is the third installment of the Understanding Youth and their Financial Needs webinar series organized by SEEP's Youth and Financial Services Working Group.
or on the photo to watch the webinar recording.Date:
September 9, 2014Organizer:
The SEEP NetworkTime:
Elena Mizrokhi - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, MEDA
Nicki Post - Senior Consultant/Project Manager, MEDA