Youth Dialogue: Bridging the Unemployment Gap through Education and Inclusion

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DATE: October 6, 2015

DAY: Tuesday

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Lima Time

LOCATION: National Theater

Tuesday, October 6 AT 03 30 PM

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Unemployment remains high in many countries, with youth making up about 40 percent of the world’s unemployed.  A major contributing factor to youth unemployment is the accessibility, quality, and relevance of education, including vocational training. Added to that is widespread gender inequity in education, which hiders youth development, and with it, hinders access to jobs. At the same time, in the case of Latin America and the Caribbean, six out of ten jobs available to young people are in the informal economy. These jobs offer low wages and, in general, are of poor quality.

The session brings in youth leaders from around the world to share their views and personal experience on the role education plays in addressing youth unemployment and on how to bring in more youth into the formal sector, which offers better career prospects, social protection and access to labor rights.

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Moderator: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin


Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is a journalist and Correspondent for VICE on HBO. In 2015, he was featured on the Arabian Business power list of the planet’s 100 most influential young Arabs. He co-created Al Jazeera English’s “The Stream,” an award-winning talk show.

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji


Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, from Nigeria, co-founded Andela to find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers, and connect them with employers looking for top technical talent.

Mariel Renteria


Peruvian, is the President of CADE Universitario 2015, which connects and empowers university students so they can become leaders and contribute to Peru’s progress. She led Marca Lima, a project to promote tourism, culture, and investment.

Joäo Felipe Scarpelini

Joäo Felipe

Joäo Felipe Scarpelini, a Brazilian-Italian activist and social entrepreneur, has been in the forefront process of recognizing youth participation within the United Nations system and is currently a Youth Advisor for the UN in Somalia.

Amanda Putri Witdarmono


Amanda Putri Witdarmono, from Indonesia, initiated We The Teachers, a movement that aspires to appreciate and empower teachers, through collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Daniel Maurate


Daniel Maurate is Peru’s Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion. Previously, he served as Vice Minister of Employment Promotion and Job Training. He holds a Masters degree in Public Management from the Ortega y Gasset University Institute of the Complutense University in Spain. He also holds Masters in Constitutional Law and Municipal Management and Local Development from Universidad Federico Villarreal and in Governance and Public Management from San Martín de Porres.