The annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Summit convenes more than 550 technical experts from 55 countries committed to advancing the social and economic well-being of young people globally.
Changemakers, innovators, and leading technical experts join the Summit to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of youth economic opportunities programming, policies, and partnerships around the globe.
African Agri-Finance Forum: Adopting Best Practices for Inclusive Lending For the Agricultural Value Chain
Plans are underway for the first Annual-Africa Agri-Finance Forum to be held on 25th September 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The flagship event themed “Adopting Best for Inclusive Lending For the Agricultural Value Chain” will seek to showcase solutions that will close the productivity gap as a stride toward alleviating Agri-finance activities in the continent.
The Conference will offer in-depth focused discussions on topical issues as part of AAFF initiative to generate take-home practical solutions that will see the agricultural industry reach its critical mass. The program will also cover important case developments, critical practice issues, and notable agricultural trends
According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity levels.How can formal financial institutions provide agricultural credit that meets the unique demands of the entire agricultural?Come meet and network with industry leaders who encounter – and solve – the same challenges you see every day. Learn how to gain a competitive advantage, benchmark your strategies, deliver a better customer experience, and so much more!
Economic growth and infrastructure development in support of the Sustainable Development Goals go hand in hand. A growing economy needs to constantly improve infrastructure to ensure smooth and efficient production and exchange of goods and services. Infrastructure Development contributes to economic growth and creates jobs.
The complexity of infrastructure projects is one of the main reasons why governments in developing countries invest less in infrastructure than necessary to maintain the current growth momentum.
Basic infrastructure services – like roads, water and sewage lines, and electrical power – are scarce in many developing countries. Over one billion people live without electricity, more than 660 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water, and one in three people lack access to flushing toilets and sewerage infrastructure. In addition, countries face the urgent need to invest in climate-resilient infrastructure and renewable, efficient energy sources.
In order to fulfill commitments that countries throughout the world made to meet the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, the main stakeholders pledged not only to leverage their resources by joining forces to co-finance projects, but also to help generate interest among private sector investors in Public-Private Partnerships and the development of infrastructure as an asset class for institutional investors.
New York, NY / Virtual - 2 DaysTuesday
As world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly in September, we will host the second annual Goalkeepers event in New York City on September 25 & 26. Speakers from around the world will be joining us for this two-day event, sharing their stories, ideas, and challenges. We’ll be streaming the event live on September 26.
This year, both the event and the Goalkeepers Report will highlight how the tremendous growth in youth populations will be a turning point for future progress in health, equality, and development. It will celebrate and inspire a new generation of young advocates who work on behalf of these causes.