GOYN Learning Report (2021)

This report lays out some of the early accomplishments and learnings of GOYN. At the global level, GOYN is a vibrant and active learning network. Through monthly meetings and regular youth-led convenings as well as by forming communities of practice related to common themes, GOYN aims to develop a… Read More

GOYN Learning Brief: Collaborative Infrastructure

GOYN’s ‘The Future is Young’ Learning Series seeks to identify and present scalable solutions for youth economic opportunity that can inspire others to act. This first installment makes the case for investing in young people and presents the cornerstone of GOYN’s approach: the creation of Collaborative Infrastructure for scaled impact… Read More

Global Opportunity Youth in the Travel & Tourism Sector

Young people around the world are facing joint and daunting crises of global unemployment and the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 2018, over 350 million young people aged 15-29 were “Opportunity Youth” (OY) – out of work, out of school or training, or in unstable and sometimes unsafe informal work.The… Read More

Creating jobs and sustainable livelihoods in a changing world

The jobs and livelihoods sector has transformed significantly over the past decade, and is expected to see even greater shifts in the coming years. Population shifts given the youth bulge, climate, conflict and urbanization are driving challenges overall, while the changing nature of work in the form of automation and… Read More

A Global Opportunity: Get Youth Working

Inspired by the challenge to address the global crisis of youth opportunity, in 2017 the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions undertook a landscape research effort—supported by Prudential Financial— to identify the most promising approaches to support global opportunity youth in their search for meaningful work. This report highlights themes… Read More

Global Opportunity Youth Convening (Philadelphia 2018)

During the week of December 2-8, 2018, twenty-four young leaders from twelve countries gathered in Philadelphia, PA for The Global Opportunity Youth Convening (GOYC), to address the global challenge of how to provide productive livelihood opportunities for the world’s young people. The youth delegates came to Philadelphia from many different… Read More

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