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Conference Documents: Caribbean Investing in Youth Conference
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Conference Documents: Caribbean Investing in Youth Conference

When: Tuesday, May 24 at 9:00am – May 26 at 4:30pm
Where: Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
Lady Young Road
St. Ann’s

The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) in partnership with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs held the conference with a view to bring relevant stakeholders together to discuss regional trends and challenges in youth employment, with a focus on entrepreneurship/enterprise development.

The Conference focused on the four agree priorities in relation to young people and employment, namely:
– Employment Creation. Placing employment creation at the centre of macroeconomic policy.
– Employability. The educational and vocational training needs of young people and improving the impact of those investments.
– Entrepreneurship. Making it easier to start and run enterprises.
– Equal Opportunity. Ensuring young women and at-risk or vulnerable youth have the same opportunities.

The main outputs of the conference included:
– Draft Caribbean Action Map on Youth Employment / Youth Enterprise Development Plan
– Draft framework for a Caribbean Young Entrepreneurs Network

please find below the conference documents:

Barbados Youth Business Trust Best Practice Model

Caribbean Examinations Council- Employability Skills

Caribbean Youth Perspectives – Investing in Youth Employment

CIDA Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Project

First Caribbean Bank Investing In Youth Presentation

ILO Employment trends in the Region

OAS Young Americas Business Trust

Preliminary review of employment provisions in Caribbean youth policies

Report of Caribbean Perspectives on Youth Employment

Report on Employment and Employability Strategies in Caribbean Youth Policies

YESS The Barbados Experience

Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme Trinidad and Tobago

IIYE Caribbean Summary and Action Plan



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