Presentation Title

Youth Enterprise Models For Refugee Settings

Location

Lilliard Science Center A 044

Abstract

While many children face independence at a young age due to war and political disputes, their economic opportunities are limited. Youth enterprise includes workforce development to enhance knowledge, skills, and attitudes for productive work. Through partnerships among business, government, and other organizations, training activities can fill the youth "skills gap." Enterprise development guides young entrepreneurs in starting and operating businesses with organizational skills and technical assistance. Microfinance activities include financial literacy learning along with loans and savings programs. In Uganda, rather than depending on humanitarian assistance, many refugees operate their own businesses resulting in current and long-term social and financial benefits.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

4-10-2018 10:15 AM

Field of Study for Presentation

Area Studies, Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Social Justice

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Youth Enterprise Models For Refugee Settings

Lilliard Science Center A 044

While many children face independence at a young age due to war and political disputes, their economic opportunities are limited. Youth enterprise includes workforce development to enhance knowledge, skills, and attitudes for productive work. Through partnerships among business, government, and other organizations, training activities can fill the youth "skills gap." Enterprise development guides young entrepreneurs in starting and operating businesses with organizational skills and technical assistance. Microfinance activities include financial literacy learning along with loans and savings programs. In Uganda, rather than depending on humanitarian assistance, many refugees operate their own businesses resulting in current and long-term social and financial benefits.