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Youth Employment ShareFair

The Youth Employment ShareFair is an opportunity for young people to share their ideas, projects, and startups during the Forum. 

Participants will exhibit best practices, new ideas, recent achievements—anything relevant to the youth employment challenge. Exhibitions identify interventions, actions, and approaches that promote inclusion and respect diversity for specific groups.

The ShareFair will be structured around the following themes:

Youth in the rural economy

Young women

Young migrants and refugees

Young persons with disability

Indigenous youth

Youth engaged in the gig/platform economy

Youth not in employment, education, or training

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Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT)

La economía de ocupaciones transitorias: Apoyando a los trabajadores través de una plataforma sindical

Esta plataforma sindical ofrece soluciones prácticas para promover los derechos de los trabajadores en la economía informal.
Category: Youth engaged in the gig/platform economy
Focal point: emagaldi@cec.ugt.org
Language: Spanish

United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth

Droits des jeunes: jeunes réfugiés et migrants au Maroc

Ce projet vise à sensibiliser le public aux droits des jeunes au Maroc et à susciter une action autour du Déclaration de New York pour les réfugiés et les migrants.
Category: Young migrants and refugees
Focal point: azzedinekaibous@gmail.com
Language: French and Arabic

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Art for social change, a mentorship initiative

This mentorship initiative provides young people in Kenya with free art-based learning opportunities, which are designed to advance social justice alongside education and training.
Category: Youth not in employment, education or training
Focal point: muthonia006@gmail.com
Language: English

African Center for Solidarity and mutual Aid between the Communities (CASEC|ACSAC)

Les universités assistent les chômeurs et les élèves en situation de sous-emploi

Cette initiative incite les élèves universitaires à s’engager auprès des gouvernements, des institutions internationales, des entreprises et la société civile pour assurer que les aspirations des jeunes répondent aux opportunités d’emploi, pour faciliter la transition de l’école à la vie active.
Category: Youth not in employment, education or training
Focal point: elvis.a@casec-acsac.org
Language: French

Social Impact Africa

Employability and entrepreneurial skills for youth in the rural economy

This project aims to reduce youth unemployment, foster partnerships, and prepare for the future of work in rural Nigeria through human-centered design thinking methods.
Category: Youth in the rural economy
Focal point: tosinomics@gmail.com
Language: English

Scholarship for Afghanistan

Youth will work: Economic sustainability in remote and rural communities

This project brings education opportunities to young people living in rural areas by promoting online jobs and entrepreneurship.
Category: Youth in the rural economy
Focal point: a.mohammadi2100@gmail.com
Language: English

United Steelworkers-AFL-CIO

Livable landscape, imagining quality in the youth gig economy

These materials on youth engaged in the gig economy were developed by young trade unionists and apply to many sectors of work.
Category: Youth engaged in the gig/platform economy
Focal point: afendley@usw.org
Language: English

Street Cause

Rural youth, big ideas

This initiative takes a grassroots approach to the rural youth employment agenda and aims to spread awareness about current issues in the field.
Category: Youth in the rural economy
Focal point: Ranjith.vanga99@gmail.com
Language: English

We Make Change

Young changers and makers, revisiting the gig economy

We Make Change is an online platform where young people volunteer their skills to support NGOs all over the world and empower others to do the same.
Category: Youth engaged in the gig/platform economy
Focal point: james.sancto@wemakechange.org
Language: English

Young Emerging Farmers Initiative (YEFI)

My Farm My Swag #MyFarmMySwag

This working model, adopted by Zambia’s Young Emerging Farmers Initiative, aims to create employment for young people across value chains in the agriculture sector through capacity building, sustainable partnerships, and teamwork.
Category: Youth not in employment, education or training
Focal point: nawajoesilishebo@gmail.com
Language: English

Idea Ghar

Tackling unemployment through Youth Ideas in Nepal

This nonprofit business concept, Idea Ghar, supports young entrepreneurs in Nepal by providing an online space for their ideas, as well as education, market research, and mentorship opportunities.
Category: Young migrants and refugees
Focal point: nishchhal@ideaghar.org
Language: English

Mongolian Employers’ Federation (MONEF)

Bridging the gap, a digital matchmaking program for youth and employers

This project, Digital Skills Matching, bridges the gap between young people and employers in Mongolia through an internship programme driven by sustainable development.
Category: Youth not in employment, education or training
Focal point: baljaa@monef.mn
Language: English

Youth Entrepreneurship Support Hub

What Youth and Women Like: Voices for Change

This project aims to empower youth and women to participate in political processes and decision making, develop their potential, and enhance their leadership skills to promote inclusion and strengthen engagement.
Category: Young women
Focal point: kankara2008@gmail.com
Language: English

Dafero

Intersectional ideas: Boosting employment for young women, migrants, and refugees

This initiative responds to the common vulnerabilities that young women, migrants, and refugees face, which keep them from entering the job market.
Category: Young women
Focal point: linazdruli@gmail.com
Language: English

United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth – Youth for Sustainable Impact

Greening the future of NEET

This collaborative initiative aims to involve young people in an employment modification solution that simultaneously mitigates climate change and reduces gender inequality.
Category: Youth not in employment, education or training
Focal point: Kishore4534@gmail.com
Language: English

JR Farms Limited

Scaling up job creation for youth in the rural economy

This initiative links up youth, development partners, government representatives, and the private sector to harness the potential for scalable employment creation and policy decisions in the agriculture sector in Africa.
Category: Youth in the rural economy
Focal point: Ola@jrfarmsafrica.com
Language: English

UN Major Group for Children and Youth

La Marchanta: Jóvenes que conducen a las poblaciones vulnerables hacia el emprendedurismo y el empleo

Inspirados por un evento posterior a un sismo, los jóvenes guían esta iniciativa, que tiene como objetivo reactivar las economías locales e impulsar el crecimiento económico mediante a través de las PYME y los vínculos entre el medio urbano y el rural.
Category: Young women
Focal point: saulzentenobueno@gmail.com
Language: Spanish

Next Generation Nigeria Summit/Conference Convener & Secretary

Decent Jobs Lab: Local resources for a global initiative

This civic innovation lab draws from local resources and young people’s perspectives to advance the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.
Category: Youth engaged in the gig/platform economy
Focal point: nextgensummitinfo@gmail.com
Language: English