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Friday, April 11, 2014

Solving the Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

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Session Description

Rising youth unemployment is a challenge both developing and developed countries increasingly face. Failing to find effective solutions to this challenge not only risks a tragic waste of human potential, but also represents a major threat to long-term social cohesion. What answers do we as social entrepreneurs have to resolving this crisis?

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Friday, April 11 SBS, Seminar 10

Session leaders

  • Nik Kafka Speaker
    CEO, Teach a Man to Fish, Teach A Man To Fish / Fundacion Paraguaya
    Nik Kafka is the founder and CEO of Teach A Man To Fish. Starting out in finance, an interest in social change led him to Paraguay where he worked with Fundacion Paraguaya on their pioneering self-sufficient school. This model aims not only to teach the poor how to become rural entrepreneurs, but to do so as a self-financing social enterprise. Having helped transform this school into a replicable model he returned to the UK to found Teach A Man To Fish. Over 50,000 young people have benefited directly from Teach A Man To Fish programs across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Teach A Man To Fish Members Network now numbers over 4,500 education institutions and experts in more than 135 countries interested in bringing enterprise into education. Honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he was more recently named as one Devex's 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders in London.