USG Agency Leadership Discuss USG Strategy on International Basic Education at 2018 GYEO Summit
On September 27, representatives from several U.S. government agencies will come together at the 2018 Global Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Summit to discuss the role of youth workforce development in the first-ever U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education.
The Strategy is the result of a collaborative process between USAID and nine other U.S. Government departments and agencies, including the Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Labor, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), National Security Advisor, and Director of the Peace Corps, as well as numerous consultations with implementing partners, advocacy organizations, congressional representatives and others.
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The goal of this Strategy is to drive change, improve the way the U.S. Government works together on international education, and make programs more effective. Using research, data, and evidence to empower partner countries to better respond to their unique contexts, the U.S. Government will holistically address their education needs. This includes preparing out-of-school youth for employment via programs that will focus on providing a range of skills—from basic skills they may have missed in formal education, such as literacy and numeracy, to soft skills and technical skills—that will either help them re-enter formal schooling or prepare them for the workforce through workforce development programs and vocational training.
Policy development is only the first step. The real work begins with how we implement the strategy and how we work together, both in Washington and in the field, over the next five years. Join the GYEO Youth Workforce Development in the USG International Basic Education Strategy plenary session on September 27, 2018 as we begin to answer this question. Attend to learn about the work of 10 U.S. government agencies in youth workforce development and the coordination points they’ve identified to strengthen the USG’s impact on youth and workforce programming.