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  • child early and forced marriage (CEFM)
    aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar child early and forced marriage CEFM Wednesday 22 July 2015 Can MEDA s Approach Reduce Child Early and Forced Marriage Jennifer Denomy Director Youth Economic Opportunities There are nearly 70 million child brides worldwide and if current trends continue 142 million more will join them in the coming decade 1 Married adolescent girls are among the most vulnerable groups in society They face numerous risks including early pregnancy higher maternal mortality and heightened risk of domestic violence and sexually transmitted disease Their future potential and that of their community and nation are cut short Early and forced marriage usually marks the end of a girl s education diminishing her long term opportunities and sentencing her and her children to lifelong hardships Often isolated to the domestic sphere married girls may be able to engage in income generating activity but will have no control over their income no awareness of market systems and no buffer

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/child-early-and-forced-marriage-cefm (2016-02-17)
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  • Microlinks
    My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Microlinks Tuesday 06 January 2015 Looking Ahead The Future of Economic Strengthening Nicki Post Senior Consultant Project Manager Youth Economic Opportunities This blog series was sent courtesy of Microlinks part of the Feed the Future Knowledge Driven Agricultural Development project Its contents were produced under United States Agency for International Development USAID Cooperative Agreement No AID OAA LA 13 00001 The contents are the responsibility of FHI 360 and its partner the International Rescue Committee and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government Promising Practices In 2008 the U S Agency for International Development USAID defined economic strengthening ES as t he portfolio of strategies and interventions that supply protect and or grow physical natural financial human and social assets aimed at improving vulnerable households cope sic with the exogenous shocks they face and improve their economic resilience to future shocks That is a tall order however we are seeing an increasing demand for holistic programming to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children OVC A growing body of evidence points to risky behavior by orphans and vulnerable children seeking to meet immediate livelihood needs such as accepting gifts from older males in return for sexual favors and migration Here we can begin to understand what the problem is We know there is a call for an innovative portfolio of strategies and interventions aimed at improving vulnerable households ability to cope with shocks but what are they What evidence is there to prove that ES models and approaches even work Well the jury is still out however we will explore a

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/microlinks (2016-02-17)
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  • CUSO
    Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar CUSO Monday 09 February 2015 Financial Inclusion for Nigerian Youth Farah Chandani Senior Consultant Project Manager Youth Economic Opportunities The start of something new something based on MEDA s experiences in Morocco MEDA recently launched its partnership with CUSO International to improve financial inclusion for youth in Nigeria The project titled Youth Leadership Entrepreneurship Access and Development YouLead will work with young women and men in Cross River State Nigeria Nigeria is Africa s most populous country and the unemployment rate stands at approximately 20 with youth unemployment at almost double this rate at 35 Tags Access to Financial Services CUSO Nigeria YouLead Youth in Development Continue reading Youth in Development 3892 Hits Youth Connect Youth Connect Youth News Intern Blogs YC

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/cuso (2016-02-17)
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  • Launch
    to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Launch Sunday 30 November 2014 Welcome to our blog Jennifer Denomy Director Youth Economic Opportunities The MEDA Youth Economic Opportunities YEO team is pleased to be launching our blog where we will be sharing our experiences working with young people around the world and our thoughts on current issues in youth development What do we do For over a decade MEDA has been developing targeted solutions that support youth in accessing appropriate financial services securing safe and meaningful employment and becoming entrepreneurs These youth experience reduced vulnerability increased economic activity and enhanced hope for their future We combine our expertise in technologies value chains agribusiness financial services and gender to bring catalytic assistance to our clients those marginalized youth populations in poor and fragile states Tags Welcome Launch Youth Economic Opportunities Youth Continue reading Youth

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/launch (2016-02-17)
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  • Financial Capabilities
    Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Financial Capabilities Monday 30 March 2015 Praxis Series Entry 1 Financial Capability at Work in Morocco Nicki Post Senior Consultant Project Manager Youth Economic Opportunities Youth unemployment in countries like Morocco rank as one of the largest development obstacles Demographic challenges gender barriers and education skill mismatch are among some of the problems that youth face searching for economic opportunities To exacerbate these challenges Moroccan youth have limited access to financial services that can help address their unique needs According to the World Bank only 12 3 of youth aged 15 24 in the MENA Middle East and North Africa region have a formal bank account the lowest rate in the world 1 In this context access to appropriate financial services has the potential to lead to many positive outcomes for youth including a heightened capacity to manage money and build assets as well as increased opportunities for entrepreneurship employment and future education YouthInvest 2008 2014 a six year five million dollar initiative in which MEDA partnered with leading microfinance institutions MFIs and Non governmental Organizations NGOs with the generous support of The MasterCard Foundation to develop innovative financial and non financial products and services tailored to the needs of economically active youth in Morocco and Egypt In Morocco young people constitute 30 of Morocco s population and one tenth of the region s total youth population 1 This youth segment serves as a platform for opportunity and has proven through the Arab Spring that they are ripe for growth and are an important source of entrepreneurship development and innovation Yet in many MENA Middle East and North Africa countries including Morocco these energies are not harnessed or cultivated

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/financial-capabilities (2016-02-17)
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  • YASA
    Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar YASA Thursday 24 December 2015 Youth Agricultural Sales Agents Building Youth Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas Farah Chandani Senior Consultant Project Manager Youth Economic Opportunities This blog shares a summary of the findings and lessons from the E FACE project s pilot intervention to build youth entrepreneurship among rural communities in Gamo Gofa and Wolaita districts in Southern Ethiopia The full case study can be found on MEDA s YEO website The Youth Agricultural Sales Agent YASA program provided 250 young people 138 male 112 female aged 14 to 17 years with business skills training to increase their knowledge of markets as well as life skills training to improve their confidence and communication The technical and entrepreneurial skills provided by the training program were complemented with start up kits to transition the youth from exploitative labor to productive work Tags EFACE Ethiopia

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/yasa (2016-02-17)
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  • Afghanistan
    while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Afghanistan Monday 19 January 2015 Economic Strengthening Building Assets for Vulnerable Youth in Afghanistan Jennifer Denomy Director Youth Economic Opportunities From 2008 to 2011 MEDA implemented the Afghan Secure Futures project ASF in Kabul ASF focused on improving the lives of as many as 1 000 vulnerable boys mainly between the ages of 14 and 18 who were living in Kabul and working as apprentices in the construction sector Why take an indirect approach M any economic strengthening ES projects use indirect approaches Some seek to benefit youth through one of the social units to which they belong such as their family 1 Family focused projects typically focus on increasing the earnings of children s parents with the assumption that this will be partly spent to benefit children Seeking to benefit children and younger youth through their workplaces is less common among ES programming Tags Afghan Secure

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/afghanistan (2016-02-17)
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  • Child Labour
    Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Child Labour Thursday 07 January 2016 E FACE comes to an end The closing of a fantastic project Farah Chandani Senior Consultant Project Manager Youth Economic Opportunities I had the privilege of working on the E FACE Ethiopians Fighting Against Child Exploitation project during its last year of implementation during which time I was able to research and consolidate information on the project and how it worked with youth in Ethiopia The project worked with both youth and adults to address the issue of exploitative labour Tags EFACE Ethiopia Child Labour Skills Training VSAYs Continue reading Youth in Development 203 Hits Youth Connect Youth Connect Youth News Intern Blogs YC Incentives for First Time Donors You

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/child-labour (2016-02-17)
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