On 6th April 2017, AFIDEP’s Executive Director Dr. Eliya Zulu, shall participate in a forum convened by the Youth Employment Funders Group led by the MasterCard Foundation. The forum seeks to deliberate how soft skills development can be augmented in order to improve youth employment.
Specifically, Dr. Zulu shall speak on capturing the landscape in soft skills development, with a focus on how context matters, and the differences in fostering soft skills among out-of- school youth and those in formal education.
Other key points of discussion shall include the challenges in soft skills implementation and assessment of the uptake of soft skills among youth and using the evidence to inform scale up. Experts shall also deliberate the role of the private sector and how employers can create a favourable climate for youth to attain soft skills.
The forum shall take place alongside the Center for Universal Education (CUE) Annual Research and Policy Symposium at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.