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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Human-Centered Design To Help Solve Youth Employment: A Session With IDEO.org

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Session Description

With nearly 75 million young people out of school and out of work, creating new solutions to address youth employment is a critical priority. How do we consider the needs and desires of young people while designing opportunities to help them enter the workforce? What’s your solution? In this collaborative conversation, join fellow delegates, facilitators from IDEO.org, and youth employment experts to brainstorm your own approach to specific youth employment challenges.

When | Where

15:00 - 16:30 Thursday, April 16 SBS, Seminar Room A

Session leaders

  • Senior Design Lead, IDEO.org
    Nathalie is a Senior Design Lead on IDEO.org’s Amplify Program, a joint venture with the UK Department for International Development and OpenIDEO aimed at transforming international aid through collaboration and human-centered design. The Amplify Program brings funding and design support to organizations around the globe tackling some of the world's most pressing development challenges. Prior to joining IDEO.org, Nathalie worked with businesses ranging from non-profit startups to large corporations to introduce human-centered products & services to their markets. She led interaction design projects focused on consumer products, large-scale software, healthcare, education, and international development. Nathalie has lectured at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and facilitated executive workshops at the Stanford d.school. She holds a Master’s degree in Product Design from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering & Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
  • Sebastien Marot Speaker
    Founder, Executive Director, Friends-International
    Sébastien Marot is the Founder and Executive Director of Friends-International, an internationally acclaimed global social enterprise supporting over 90,000 marginalized children and youth each year. With his team of 700 staff he has led the expansion of the organization into 12 countries across 4 continents, developing best practice programs that provide protection and social reintegration services including access to employment for youth and family members, school reintegration for children and family conservation. To support this expansion, Friends-International is using a series of social business models providing training opportunities and financial sustainability for the organization, and has franchised its training restaurants model (the TREE Alliance). In order to support the development of quality services for children, youth and families across the world, Friends-International has established and is powering the ChildSafe Movement. This Movement selects, trains, certifies and supports businesses, private individuals and tourists to better protect children and develops a large partnership of 60 organizations that work together to develop and coordinate best quality services. In recognition of his work Sébastien has been awarded various accolades including the Order of Australia for “service to humanity”, the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, was voted Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 in Asia by the Schwab Foundation and Friends-International was recognized as one of the top 100 NGO’s by The Global Journal in 2012 and 2013.
  • Jocelyn Wyatt Speaker
    Executive Director, IDEO.org
    Jocelyn is the Co-Lead + Executive Director of IDEO.org, the nonprofit design organization that she cofounded in 2011 after leading IDEO’s social innovation practice. As Executive Director, Jocelyn spends her time sorting out the vision, strategy, funding, and growth plans for IDEO.org. She heads up partner development with foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises; builds networks by speaking widely on how design is changing the social sector; and has racked up more miles on the Star Alliance than she cares to admit. Prior to joining IDEO in 2007, Jocelyn worked in Kenya as an Acumen Fund fellow. Before that, she served as VisionSpring’s interim country director in India, where she helped increase the distribution of low-cost reading glasses to the poor. Before that she did training, project management, and business development for Chemonics International, a contractor for USAID. And before that, she was in college: BA in anthropology from Grinnell College and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. For extra-curricular fun, Jocelyn is a program advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative, an advisory board member to Marketplace, a board member for Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, and an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow.
  • Steve Cumming Speaker
    Senior Program Manager, Youth Livelihoods, The MasterCard Foundation
    Steve Cumming is responsible for a portfolio of Youth Livelihoods projects at the Foundation, with a particular focus on vocational skills and informal employment. He is also the focal point within the Foundation for the Youth Think Tank. Before joining the Foundation, Steve was the International Programs Director at Youth Challenge International where he managed youth development projects in East and West Africa. Prior to that Steve held field management positions in South Sudan, Angola and Sierra Leone, where he was responsible for program implementation and staff development. Steve has a Master’s of Post War Reconstruction and Development from the University of York in the UK, and Master’s of Social work from Carleton University in Canada.