70.9 million youth unemployed worldwide. The number is expected to rise by a further 200,000 in 2021 reaching a total of 71.1 million.
In 2019, the global rate of young women’s labor force participation was 16.6 percentage points lower than that of young men. Unemployment rates of young women are also significantly higher than those of young men, and the gender gap in the rate of young people Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) is even wider.
CREATION OF MORE THAN 25,000 SUSTAINABLE JOBS FOR HIGH POTENTIAL YOUTH IN THE NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY
DIGITAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT TRAINING, FOCUSING ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS OF THE CURRENT JOB MARKET
FOCUS ON EDUCATION FOR YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING TO HELP DESIGN, LAUNCH AND SUSTAIN BUSINESSES TO AUGMENT THE NUMBER OF JOBS
Avasant Foundation was proud to accept the 2018 Global Impact Sourcing Award as an “Impact Sourcing Influencer”
Presented at the 2018 Outsourcing World Summit (OWS18), the Global Impact Sourcing Award, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, was awarded to Avasant Foundation for its work to advance and promote Impact Sourcing. Recognition has been given to Avasant Foundation’s leadership in working with governments and BPO companies in developing nations to create and promote impact sourcing models to hire youth in high unemployment areas. Avasant Foundation has been a champion of impact sourcing for many years and has worked to encourage it around the world. The Foundation’s emerging work in The Caribbean (Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and The Bahamas) is also identified as a possible role model for impact sourcing in other emerging economies.
The Foundation was proud to also be recognised for the same in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
“Avasant Foundation has expanded its impact in providing education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the digital economy for deserving youth globally. I am pleased to see the growth of the Foundation as we scale our footprint, using our resources to foster integrity, inclusion and opportunity. Our work prepares youth for success in the ever-changing digital economy of today and tomorrow.”
Kevin S. Parikh, Chairman, Avasant Foundation & Avasant Global CEO
Avasant Foundation has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) for the high impact and growth of its programs, which span Africa, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, and the United States. In 2015 and 2016, AF Chairman Kevin Parikh and Executive Director Chitra Rajeshwari were recognized for enabling employment for over 90% of the deserving youth in Jamaica and Haiti who graduated from Avasant Digital Youth Employment Initiatives.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AVASANT FOUNDATION