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Tbilisi hosted Youth Employment Forum 2017

Georgia | Youth Entrepreneurial Skills for Advancing Employability and Income Generation in Georgia | 23 Oct 2017

On June 5, 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia hosted a Youth    Employment Forum 2017 to provide a platform for reflection and discussion in order to assess the achievements and challenges and revise current practices and strategies for youth employment.
The Forum was organized in order to ensure that the employment issue of Georgian youth was put on the policy agenda. The Forum agenda consisted of a number of keynote session and panels that reflected on current opportunities and challenges of youth employment and explored potential policy options. The panels reviewed the gaps and lessons learned as well as discussed progress made towards ensuring youth employment. The panels underlined the importance of entrepreneurship and education for youth employment and that the equal access to education, financial and technical resources were crucial to ensure that both young women and men were economically empowered and engaged in economic  ctivities and contributed to economic growth of their country in general.
The Forum brought together over 130 participants from governmental, non-governmental and international organizations, business representatives and education experts and what is most important - the youth of  Georgia, students and young entrepreneurs to discuss solutions and strategies to increase the employability of Youth of Georgia.
The Forum was organized by USAID funded YES-Georgia project and contributed to project’s key goals of advancing and advocating for youth employment issues through entrepreneurship and education. The co-organizers of the event were USAID projects - G4G and ZRDA which are also actively working on youth programs. 
For more information about the forum and its findings, please refer to Forum's report: (English & Georgian versions).