Annual Meetings Seminars: IMF
October 9, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium
Deputy Managing Director
Masters candidate, International Development Studies, George Washington University, U.S.
Masters candidate, Political Management, George Washington University, Ireland
Chairman, Organization Resonate! Yemen
Damián Vergara Domínguez
Masters candidate, Economics
Universidad de Chile
Augusto Townsend Klinge
El Comercio, Peru
The Youth Dialogue, which has been organized as part of the Annual Meetings for the past 2 years, will provide a platform for youth to share their views on the persistent high unemployment, especially among the Youth. With traditional channels of job creation not working fast enough to deal with joblessness, innovation in self employment and private enterprise may be key. While this may require inventive thinking by the Youth, it will likely not succeed without domestic policies on creating a level playing field, improving access to finance, strengthening regulatory reform, and closing the gender gap. The Dialogue will focus on: Why is the youth being hit particularly hard by unemployment? How can the youth help drive innovation in job creation, when traditional avenues are insufficient? How can the public and private sectors as well as the international community help shape the policy dialogue to focus more on regulatory reform, the business environment, education and skills, and investment in women?