Making Cents International: Building Collaborative Infrastructure to Achieve Systems Change for Youth Employment

Event Description: 

This session will introduce the Global Opportunity Youth Network’s innovative approach to creating systems change for youth employment. Collaborative Infrastructure is designed to create deep, long-term connections between different points of a network – in this case, stakeholders within the youth employment ecosystem. GOYN Collaboratives bring together actors from different sectors that share a commitment to addressing youth employment in their community, including stakeholders from the public and private sectors, education and skilling providers, civil society organizations and youth themselves. Through this Collaborative Infrastructure, these actors work together to identify and resolve systemic barriers to youth employment. The session will introduce the different components of Collaborative Infrastructure, highlight key success factors and share important learnings from three years of GOYN experience.