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									Wednesday September 13, 2006
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony Room Number: Poonam Ahluwalia, Executive Director of YES Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-Habitat Luther Luedtke, President and CEO of EDC Emmanuel Dennis, Coordinator, YES Kenya Hon. Dr. Mohamed Abdi Kuti, Minister of State for Youth Affairs Dr. Salam Z. Ali Al-Zoba'e, Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq H.E. Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya Session Coordinator: John Burugu 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Plenary 1: YES Campaign Works! Methodology and Grassroots Action…meet the leaders Room Number: Description: Over the course of the last four years (2002 – 2006) the YES model – of building local capacity and working together with diverse stakeholders has proven to be extremely powerful. Leadership of youth is at the center of this very hopeful Campaign. In this session you will learn about the close partnership of YES and YEN. And the different ways in which the YES model works- in partnership with donors such as GTZ and the Government (Kenya); developing effective State Level Networks (India); strengthening Regional Cooperation (Latin America). Session Chaired by: Poonam Ahluwalia, Executive Director of YES Members of the panel: Regina Monticone, Secretary of the Youth Employment Network David Mshila, Team Leader/Advisor for the GTZ Prosyr Project Emmanuel Dennis, Country Coordinator for YES Kenya Praveen Kumar Prithvi, Country Coordinator for YES India Dacil Acevedo Riquelme, Regional Coordinator for Latin America of YES

Session Coordinator: Hope Muli

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Plenary 2: Creating Markets…Unleashing Entrepreneurship a workable approach Room Number: Description: With the world youth population over 1 billion, 85 percent in developing countries, and hardly any growth in jobs in private and public sectors it is essential to understand how employment will be created for these youth and the 1.5 billion children behind them waiting to flood the labor markets. The only hope for absorption is in the enterprise development sector. The Bottom of the Pyramid model is clearly very inspiring – 4 billion people at the bottom that require goods and services – clearly a market for unleashing entrepreneurship. In this session you will understand this model and also hear about the market for renewable energy products, information and communications technologies, how the UN intends to work with the private sector in the BOP model for development and how YES Mexico has created almost 2000 new businesses over the past 4 years. Session Chaired by: Koosum Kalyan, Sr. Business Development Advisor for Shell International Members of the panel: Nick Moon, Co-Founder of KickStart Cheick Diarra, Africa Chair for Microsoft Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Deputy Resident Representative for UNDP Kenya Samuel Gonzalez, Country Coordinator for YES Mexico Session Coordinator: Sam Gakunga 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. 8 Breakout Sessions on Creating Markets…Unleashing Entrepreneurs in 5 Emerging Employment Sectors for Youth and Others Breakout 1: Renewable Energy Room Number: Description: With 2 billion people in the world without access to clean energy renewable energy presents unique and real opportunities for youth entrepreneurship. In this session YES Network coordinators will share how they promote youth-led renewable

energy enterprises, which produce and sell goods and services to markets in off-grid areas. Chaired by: Charles Gacheru, Kenya Branch Manager for Freeplay Eenergy Speakers: Prof. M.N. Reddy, Swamy Ramananda Rural Institute Daniel Semakula, Country Coordinator for YES Uganda Macumu Pierre, Country Coordinator for YES Burundi Session Coordinator: Fred Ouko Breakout 2: Water and Sanitation Room Number: Description: With 2.5 million people living without adequate water and sanitation which causes among many other ills, harm to the health and well being of our brothers and sisters, it is essential to promote an enterprise driven approach for provision of sustainable water and sanitation systems. Many countries have developed innovative models to bring water and sanitation to needy areas. YES promotes a enterprise driven model to meet this demand by training youth in the skills required to increase water access in the developing world. In this session you will hear from Acumen Fund about their entrepreneurial model, from UN Habitat about urban water and sanitation and from the YES Networks about their work in this field. Speakers: Kojo Parris, Africa Director for the Acumen Fund James Ohayo, UN Habitat Dulal Biswas, Country Coordinator for YES Bangladesh Samkeliso Simelane, Country Coordinator for YES Swaziland Session Coordinator: Teddy Malaki Breakout 3: On-Farm and Off-Farm Enterprises Room Number: Description: Over 60 percent of the world lives in rural areas, where youth need local employment opportunities to build communities and stem migration. It is essential to support value-added production, agro-business, co-operatives etc. In this session we will hear about how in Zimbabwe rural populations have been organized, the value of ecological design for farming, mushroom cultivation in remote areas, about integrated energyfertilizer-feed-material generation for sustainable eco-farming and how the YES Networks have promoted entrepreneurship in rural areas.

Chaired by: Sithembiso Nyoni, President and Founder of ORAP Speakers: Nick Moon, KickStart (invited) Margaret Tagwira, Zimbabwe Emmanuel Edudzie, Country Coordinator for YES Ghana Session Coordinator: Desmond Boi Breakout 4: Information and Communication Technologies Room Number: Description: Barely 2 percent in the world have Internet access. In more than 80 countries there are fewer than 10 telephone lines for every 100 inhabitants. The present inability of many developing countries to utilize the potential of ICT has caused a widening global technology gap. Unprecedented opportunities for youth entrepreneurship therefore continue to exist in this sector. YES networks are implementing projects to increase ICT literacy and foster youth led ICT-growth in the developing world. In this session you will hear how Microsoft intends to bridge the gaps, how Netcorps (created in the model of Peace Corps) is supporting digital opportunity, how local NGO Partners for Progress is transforming the landscape for IT education and employment and how with the support of Microsoft – YES Peru is building an IT culture. Chaired by: Jennifer Corriero, Co-Founder of Taking ITGlobal Speakers: Marc Lepage, Regional Director for Africa and Middle East for Digital Opportunity Trust Lucy Kirimi, Director of Partners for Progress Alejandro Juarez Velarde, Country Co-Coordinator for YES Peru Session Coordinator: Paddy Mwangi Breakout 5: HIV/AIDS Room Number: Description: Young adults account for half of some 5 million new infections. YES Campaign staff has worked with the USAID-funded program Equip 3 in Southern Africa to prepare a livelihoods based strategy for prevention. In addition as the number of worldwide HIV/AIDS infections steadily climbs toward 45 million, many YES networks are dedicating considerable effort to train youth as health professionals, and looking for a livelihood based approach for HIV/AIDS prevention.

Chaired by: Richard Mabala, Chief, Youth, Protection and HIV/AIDS Section for UNICEF Ethiopia Speakers: Charles Weja, Tanzania Claudia Vanessa Siliezar Turcios, Country Coordinator for YES Honduras Yamuna Pathak, Coordinator for YES Andhra Pradesh Session Coordinator: Jane Bisanju Breakout 6: Youth in Post-Conflict Reconstruction Room Number: Description: Without peace there can be no sustainable and productive employment. With seven YES Country networks in high conflict zones YES is dedicated to addressing the specific needs of youth coping with the physical and psychological impact extreme conflict. In this session you will hear about efforts in Afghanistan, DRC, and Rwanda. Chaired by: Khaleda Atta, Commercial Attaché for Embassy of Afghanistan (invited) Speakers: Jules Ramazani Abedi, Country Coordinator for YES DRC Frank Mukama, Country Coordinator for YES Rwanda Omar Mansoor Ansari, Country Coordinator for YES Afghanistan Session Coordinator: Ajmal Pashtoonyar, UNDP Breakout 7: Building Youth Leadership Room Number: Description: At the center of the YES model is youth leadership and it is rightly believed that equipped with the right skills and networks youth will work towards the sustainable development of their countries. The YES Campaign prioritizes capacity building programs that focus on informal education, entrepreneurial mentorship, and leadership development. In this session you will learn about GYAN which is a global youth action network, about young people who are passionate about causing transformation in Africa, about how important it is to create a socially entrepreneurial leadership peer-group in the world and how educated youth are being supported to build their employability skills. Chaired by: Benjamin Quinto, Executive Director for Global Youth Action Network Speakers: Kepta Ombati, Chief Executive for Youth Agenda Africa AIESEC (invited)

Session Coordinator: Breakout 8: Youth Empowerment Room Number: Description: The 6th E of the YES Framework for Action talks about Empowerment as the quintessential force for causing transformation. The YES Campaign’s efforts to provide youth a branded platform from where they can speak powerfully, take appropriate action, and inspire belief, has had a catalytic impact all over the world, and has made the YES Campaign the largest global youth development movement in the world. In this session you will learn how the YES leadership has worked to empower youth in their countries and in their communities. Chaired by: Ali Raza Khan, Country Coordinator for YES Pakistan Speakers: Kaitlyn Olson, Country Coordinator for YES USA Graciano Baillard, Country Coordinator for YES Dominican Republic Gathecha Kamau (invited) Session Coordinator: Opimbi Osore

Thursday September 14, 2006
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Plenary 3: Building Trade Capacity and Attracting Foreign Direct Investment Room Number: Description: In this globalized world it is essential that all countries be equipped to take advantage of the ‘globalization dividend’ in the form of building their capacity to trade with world class goods and services, and also to work towards attracting Foreign Direct Investment. In this session you will hear about the impact of the work of UNIDO is producing world class products in developing countries and building their private and trade sector. You will also learn about the initiative being presented to WTO on Aid for Trade. This session will also highlight how the low Africa Regional intra-trade is impacting its share of the global GDP (example Africa has 13 percent of global population and only 2-3 percent of Global GDP), and a focus on domestic savings – while attracting FDI. Lessons from Kenya and India in building trade and attracting FDI will be shared. Session Chaired by: Kandeh Yumkella, Director General for UNIDO (invited) Members of the panel: Nelson Ndirangu, Permanent Mission of Kenya to the UN in Geneva Joel Chimhanda, Founder of JC Capital Hon. Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Minister of Trade and Industry, Kenya Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, India Session Coordinator: Sam Gakunga 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Parallel Sessions on Philanthropy and Investment in Youth Employment Parallel 1: Multilateral Agencies Investing in Youth Employment Room Number: Description: Promoting youth employment will need investment at many different levels. One of the most important actions being how the multilateral agencies will help tackle this issue, and how they will work to engage young people as partners and not as beneficiaries. This session will discuss the trends and commitment of multilateral agencies, to this issue. Currently, over 30 YES networks have forged formal relationships with such institutions and, as we move ahead, we must strive to further strengthen that commitment.

Chaired by: Heimo Laakkonen, UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya Speakers: Rupert Maclean, Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC Hopolang Phororo, Youth Employment Specialist for Regional Office for Africa of ILO UN-Habitat (invited) David Ombisi, Program Officer for Regional Office for Africa of UNEP UNIDO (invited) Rachael Wambui Kungú, YES Kenya Provincial Coordinator Central Province & Director Youth Philanthropist Session Coordinator: Juma Assiago Parallel 2: Donor Commitment to Promoting Youth Employment Room Number: Description: Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors have committed to providing up to 1 percent of their GDP to aid for development. This is a very important resource for funding employment programs in developing countries. But it is essential for these donors to recognize the devastating impact of youth unemployment and to work towards placing the youth employment issue as one of their strategic objectives to fund. For many YES networks, donors have been important to their success. With some 14 foreign government aid agencies sponsoring YES efforts worldwide, as well as many Regional Banks and Foundations, YES must continue to find willing organizations for funding and other support. This session will discuss the role donors could play in YES activities, as well as how to get them involved. You will hear how SIDA was the first YES donor, how GTZ supported the YES Kenya Network and how other DAC donors are including YES activities or youth employment in their agenda. Chaired by: Bo Goransson, Swedish Ambassador Speakers: Edgar Thornton, USAID Klaus v. Mitzlaff, Country Director for GTZ Kenya Ines Islamshah, SDC Kenya (invited) Patricia Zakaib, CIDA (invited) Marcelo Cavalcanti, General Director of the Artemisia Foundation Session Coordinator: Daniel Malange Parallel 3: Youth Employment: A Private Sector Imperative…Focus on CSR Room Number:

Description: In a world where entrepreneurship has to be the main vehicle for providing youth with productive work…engaging the private sector becomes a big priority. In addition for the private sector to look good and not only appear as a profit-maker, they have introduced the powerful concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In this session the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) is bringing powerful CEOs to share their commitment to CSR and to including youth employment programs as part of their work. Speakers: Samuel Mwaura Waweru, CEO of Kenya Private Sector Alliance Hope Muli, Communications and Liaison Coordinator for YES Kenya Session Coordinator: Emma Njoki Parallel 4: YES Fund – Global Fund for Youth Entrepreneurship Room Number: Description: We know that there are not enough jobs in public and private sectors. And therefore it is essential to create an industry that will fuel entrepreneurship development. This session will discuss one of the YES Campaign’s most exciting new initiatives: the YES Fund, which will conduct two main activities – run business plan competitions and support selected youth entrepreneurs with seed funding, mentors and other business development services; and build local capacity in participating YES countries to prepare for these business plan competitions which will include activities such as training, development, identifying markets, preparing business plans etc. Speakers: Poonam Ahluwalia, Executive Director for YES Maritta R. von Bieberstein Koch-Weser, CEO of GEXSI Regional Director, Microsoft (TBA) Pauline Miriti, YES Kenya Provincial Coordinator for Rift Valley Province Session Coordinator: Parallel 5: Kenya Youth Enterprise Fund Room Number: Description: In Kenya there are three very exciting things happening in conjunction with hosting the YES Kenya 2006. One, a new Youth Ministry has been formed and is already making its mark in the country, two, the YES Kenya Network is maturing and coming of age and has shown resilience and fortitude, in addition to having the multiple skill sets needed to plan and organize the Summit, the third, and one which brings the two together with the private sector is the Kenya Youth Employment Fund. This will work to initially support existing businesses run by young people who have the ability and

product to be successful but not the financial resources. And then it will branch into other products. In this session you will learn about this innovative public-private initiative being launched in Kenya. Speakers: Hon. Amos Kimunya, Minister of Finance, Kenya James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank Limited Muratha Kinuthia, NEPAD Kenya Janet Wamuyu, YES Kenya Focal Person for Transmara and Environs Session Coordinator: Sunita Kapila 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 8 Breakout Sessions on Building Trade Capacity and Attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Developing Large Scale Labor Intensive Employment Programs Workshop 1: Workforce Development Models for Marginalized Youth Room Number: Description: This workshop will examine effective workforce development models serving marginalized youth in the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States. Participants will learn how these models work, how they differ, what they have in common and how they achieve the same goals using different approaches. This session will also equip participants with guidelines on how they can develop adaptive programs based on the presentation of this workshop for their own countries. Facilitators: Jose de Olivares, Alternate Perspectives Jennifer Wild, Alternate Perspectives Session Coordinator: Daniel Mangale Breakout 9: Capacity Building of YES Networks (Plenary 3) Room Number: Description: For programs and action to take place a number of things have to be in place – first the recognition that the issue is important and YES does this through its Summits, workshops, publications discussion lists etc.; second, there should be information available in useable formats and YES does that through its web-based Global Knowledge Resource and its Learning Summits. And the final frontier is to build capacity in developing countries to take appropriate and thoughtful action. This session will discuss the ways in which YES Networks work to increase their capacity, allowing them to

undertake increasingly far-reaching and intensive projects. As YES networks build their capacity, their geographical reach often extends past national borders, leading to regional cooperation. You will learn why this model is so effective and has such a powerful impact. Chaired by: Irungu Houghton, Oxfam GB Speakers: Jacques Luis Manuel Nginga, Country Coordinator for YES Angola Audrey Codera, Country Coordinator for YES Philippines Mirian Nunez, Country Coordinator for YES Paraguay Session Coordinator: Fred Ouko Breakout 10: Preparing Youth for the Labor Market (Plenary 3) Room Number: Description: With over 600 million youth in the labor market and not in the productive workforce it is essential to understand how this problem will be resolved. This problem will not go away, it will only increase as more and more youth get poured into the labor market without being equipped with the skills and knowledge to be competitive for jobs or prepared for entrepreneurship. This session you will hear about the different ways in which the YES networks worldwide work to prepare youth for the labor market. Over the last four years, some 300 of the 400 programs organized by YES have belonged to this category, building the individual capacity of youth. These include training, mentoring, and other skill development initiatives. Also discussed will be the types of jobs available to youth and the training offered by other leading organizations. Chair: Chief Secretary, State of Mizoram Speakers: Rebecca Karanja, Africa Recruit Sarah Whittemore, YES Partnerships Coordinator
Ciré Kane, Synapse Center

Session Coordinator: David Mshila Breakout 11: Africities: Role of Local Government in Youth Employment Creation (Plenary 3) Room Number: Description: In this session, Africities, an African organization that strives to build joint actions for the effective realization of the Millennium Development Goals in African Local Governments, will discuss the pivotal role of local government in youth

employment creation. Whether in the form of strategic partnerships, of program specific support, or of policy work, government alliances are key to the success of YES. In addition you will hear from the YES Network in Brazil its success with working with the local government. Chaired by: David Kithakye, Senior Human Settlements Officer, UN-HABITAT Speakers: Marcelo Costa, Country Coordinator for YES Brazil Prof. Jossy Materu, Africities Secretariat Alioune Badiane, Director, Regional Office for Africa and Arab States, UN-HABITAT Daniel Ngari, Department of Social Services, City Council of Nairobi Session Coordinator: Juma Assiago Breakout 12: FDI and Information and Communications Technologies (Plenary 3) Room Number: Description: In order to really create the infrastructure for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) real investment is needed. To burden developing countries with more debt (especially in Africa) may not be the most productive way to create ICT capacity. Therefore a private sector approach is needed by building capacity of local private sector to work with international companies and attract FDI. With the right policies and private sector investment this FDI approach maybe one of the most effective ways to build ITC capacity and create opportunities for IT employment and enterprise. In this session you will learn about how a company in India became the largest education, training and enterprise development company in India – now spanning more than 50 countries in its scope. Microsoft will share how it would like to invest in building ICT capacity in African countries and we will hear about how Africa Online gained foothold and its expansion plans. Chaired by: P. Rajendran, COO of NIIT Speakers: Heba Ramzy, Citizenship & Community Affairs Regional Manager for Microsoft, Middle East & Africa Suhayl Esmailjee, Head of Pan-Africa Business for Africa Online Kenya Cheikhou Thiome, Country Coordinator for YES Senegal Session Coordinator: Sam Gakunga Breakout 13: Optimizing Youth Employment in Infrastructure Building Projects (Plenary 4) Room Number:

Description: One of the major activities in almost all developing countries is building there physical infrastructure. What is so often forgotten is the human resource infrastructure and therefore such building programs should be opportunities to train and develop young people’s employability skills. There are many ways in which young people can be trained and employed in such projects. In this session you will hear about public – private partnerships for infrastructure development and how they can be huge opportunities for youth employment. Chaired by: Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, India Speakers: Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song, Department of Public Works for Government of South Africa David Woollcombe, President of PeaceChild International Didibhuku Wellington Thwala, Senior Lecturer of University of Johannesburg Session Coordinator: Angela Kabiru Breakout 14: Equipping Youth from Countries in Conflict with Employability Skills (Plenary 4) Room Number: Description: The problems that youth face in countries in the midst of conflict is heart wrenching. In such dire situations also we must keep our eye on the ball and ensure that action is still being taken to build the skills and capacities of youth. Countries in conflict inherently face numerous additional challenges in creating employment for youth. This session will discuss ways to provide youth with the necessary skills for employment despite this added difficulty. You will hear what the international NGOs are doing in the face of conflict and what the YES Networks in Iraq, Somalia and Sierra Leone are pursuing. Chaired by: Lili Stern, International Rescue Committee Speakers: Basel A.W. Al-Azzawi, Chairman of Iraqi Commission for Civil Society Enterprises Faiza Abdi, Country Coordinator for YES Somalia James Hallowell, Country Coordinator for Sierra Leone Session Coordinator: Jane Bisanju Breakout 15: Skills for Employability – Vocational Training, Service Programs, and others (Plenary 4) Room Number:

Description: Employability is not only the gaining of formal skills – it is also the informal life –skills that round the individual and promote employability. Formal employment also requires a well-defined set of basic business skills. This session will discuss the various means – vocational training, service learning and other programs that builds the individual capacity of youth to be employable. Chaired by: Magatte Wade, President Assemble General for AGETIP Senegal Speakers: Susan Stroud, Executive Director for Innovations in Civic Participation Waleed Sadek, National Youth Council of Egypt Session Coordinator: Ann Wangondu

Friday September 15, 2006
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Plenary 5: Building an Entrepreneurial Culture… Stand Up Against Poverty: Bringing the power of youth to achieving the MDGs Room Number: Description: With hardly any expected growth in jobs in private and public sectors it is essential to look towards entrepreneurship as a means to productive work. With the world having made a commitment to the MDGs it is important for us to bring about an entrepreneurial culture to promote poverty eradication and the fulfillment of the MDGs. In this session you will hear from the UN perspective how this challenge will be met, how IYF in partnership with IADB developed one of the most successful grant program for entrepreneurship development, about an extraordinarily successful entrepreneurial venture in Kenya and what the YES Network in Senegal has done to meet this challenge. Session Chaired by: Salil Shetty, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign Members of the panel: Patricia Langan, Director of the Alliance for African Youth Employability for International Youth Foundation Esther Passaris, CEO of Adopt A Light Benjamin Quinto, Executive Director of the Global Youth Action Network Ursula Carrascal, Communication and Project Coordinator for YES Latin America Session Coordinator: Pauline Mwangi 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Plenary 4: Developing Large Scale Labor Intensive Employment programs Room Number: Description: With millions of unemployed youth walking the streets it is essential that countries learn about the various methodologies for creating labor intensive employment. There are many different and successful models. In this session you will learn how in Colombia 12,000 hectares of savannah land was turned into a fully looped rain forest in 10 years with a full employment approach. We will also learn how the World Bank has directed its loan funding into initiatives that are promoting employment. The cooperative movement has been extremely successful in countries like India to promote an entrepreneurial model for large scale employment and you will learn about similar movements in Kenya.

Session Chaired by: Gunter Pauli, Founder & Director of the ZERI Foundation Members of the panel: Michal Rutkowski, World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region Hon. Dr. Newton Kulundu, E.G.H, Minister of Labor and Human Resource Development, Kenya Chido Govero Session Coordinator: Angela Kabiru 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 8 Breakout Sessions on Building an Entrepreneurial Culture Breakout 16: Promoting Micro Investment Room Number: Description: So often when we think of investment we think big…but in a world where the new market (BOP) is the 4 billion who need to be served by goods and services we cannot do this by micro-credit alone. We need to be investing in micro-enterprises and this session will discuss essential that. The YES model calls for the promotion of entrepreneurship and self-employment. In order to achieve this, youth must receive micro-investment to fund viable business plans. This session will discuss ways to promote micro-investment in the developing world. Chaired by: Federica Picchi, JP Morgan Speakers: Ingrid Munro, Managing Trustee for Jamii Bora Trust Sudyumna Dahal, Country Coordinator for YES Nepal Honvou Tousiant, Country Coordinator for YES Benin Session Coordinator: Breakout 17: Business Development Services Room Number: Description: Success in entrepreneurship depends on the viability of the business plan, the understanding of the marketplace and the support that a new venture needs to move into breakeven and then profit. Therefore in an era where business is the only way forward for providing young people with employment opportunities it is essential for all developing countries to develop the business development services industry. In this session you will hear about the extensive experience of Commonwealth Youth Program

in this area, the entrepreneurship development services in Australia and the breakthrough work of YES Guyana. Speakers: Valencia Mogegeh, CYP Regional Centre for Africa P.K. Joseph, YES Regional Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Daren Torrington, Country Coordinator for YES Guyana Session Coordinator: David Mshila Breakout 18: Mentoring Room Number: Description: An integral part of business development is the support that is given to new entrepreneurs, especially from other business leaders in the form of mentorship. There are many exemplary examples to learn from that work to provide all aspiring entrepreneurs with professional mentors in order to facilitate the business creation process. This session will discuss the impact and role of mentors in this process. Speakers: Mike Eldon, Member of Rotary Club of Kenya Andrew Fiddaman, Director YBI for the International Business Leaders Forum Mahendranath Busgopaul, Country Coordinator for YES Mauritius Session Coordinator: Hope Muli Breakout 19: Micro Enterprises Room Number: Description: In creating an entrepreneurial culture micro-enterprises will be the key. Coupled with micro finance it is becoming a booming sector, with more and more international investors looking to put their money into micro enterprises in the developing world. This session will discuss the options that are available and viable for young entrepreneurs throughout the world. Speakers: Maritta R. von Bieberstein Koch-Weser, CEO of GEXSI Peter Kenyon, Director of Bank of I.D.E.A.S.yit Gisèle Yitamben, President of ASAFE Session Coordinator: Charles Kahuthu Breakout 20: Equipping Youth with Entrepreneurship Skills

Room Number: Description: The entrepreneurial culture that YES seeks to promote can be instilled in youth as part of their education. This session will discuss entrepreneurship education and its importance for youth in developing countries. In this session you will learn about the breakthrough work of Junior Achievement with youth in schools and from the other speakers you will learn about training for eco-entrepreneurship and the work of YES South Africa. Chaired by: Margie Brand, Executive Director of EcoVentures International Speakers: Lamech Mbise, Vice President of JA Worldwide – Africa Region Parasuraman Nagappan, MSSRF Kenneth Thlaka, Regional Coordinator for YES Southern Africa Session Coordinator: Pauline Mwangi Breakout 21: Social Entrepreneurship for Youth Employment Room Number: Description: Social entrepreneurs transform the world with their energy, enthusiasm and initiative. They bring the same drive as business entrepreneurs but to the community development industry. This session will discuss the work of social entrepreneurs, defined as people who identify a social problem and use traditional entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change. In fact, YES coordinators often belong to this category and can provide important input. Chaired by: Jurgen Schwettman, Area Office Director for Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda for ILO Speakers: Monalisa Stefani, Director of Botique Solidária Becky Wachera Gitonga, Member of the Board of Directors for Ecosandals Mouhamed A. Latif Mbengue, Deputy Coordinator for YES Senegal Session Coordinator: Virginia Onayara Breakout 22: The Gender Dimension of Entrepreneurship Room Number: Description: In many countries, women are excluded from the majority of the most sustainable types of labor. Entrepreneurship provides a targeted way to empower women

in an equal and valuable way. This session will discuss this gender-related dimension in the entrepreneurial sector. Speakers: Saskia Schellekens, Technical Specialist at UNFPA Hamideh Tabatabaie, Country Coordinator for YES Iran Kossi Ogoubi, Country Coordinator for YES Togo Rodica Silvia Pop, Country Coordinator for YES Romania Session Coordinator: Saida Ali Workshop 2: Policy Advocacy Room Number: Description: This workshop will examine the process of influencing policy makers in any society. Participants will learn how to assess the life-cycle and the dimensions of a policy issue and how to use that assessment to develop effective strategies and tactics to influence the decisions of policy makers. Facilitators: Jose de Olivares, Alternate Perspectives Jennifer Wild, Alternate Perspectives Session Coordinator: Fred Ouko

Saturday September 16, 2006
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Parallel Sessions on Innovations in Development Workshop 3A: Innovative Eco-Enterprises for Rural and Urban Youth: Latest in Programming and Business Ideas Room Number: Description: Speakers: Margie Brand, Executive Director of EcoVentures International

Session Coordinator: Grace Parallel 6: The Youth Employment Network Room Number: Description: Following the Millennium Summit of 2000, the Youth Employment Network (YEN), whose core partners include the United Nations, the ILO, and the World Bank, was established to place the issue of youth unemployment on the global agenda. Today, YEN supports efforts in nineteen countries where it is committed to the development of policies to address youth unemployment. This session will discuss the work of YEN, as well as the emerging global partnership between YEN and YES. Chaired by: Regina Monticone, Secretary of the Youth Employment Network Speakers: Donald Lee, Department of Economic and Social Affairs for the UN Rajib Upadhya, Senior External Affairs Specialist for World Bank Nepal (invited) Hopolang Phororo, Youth Employment Specialist for Regional Office for Africa of ILO (invited) Session Coordinator: Phyllis Kagwiria Workshop 4: Visioning a Joyful and Sustainable Future…Hubs for Employment Room Number: Description: This session will discuss the importance of protecting and restoring the environment as we develop and create new employment opportunities for youth. As one

of the 6 Es that YES follows as part of its capacity-building, environmental sustainability is key to our success. Speakers: Debra Deanne Olson, President of The Global Green Company Hanne Strong, Founder and President of Earth Restoration Corp Facilitator: Gesine Thomson, Visionary Architect and Founder of the World Consciousness Center Session Coordinator: Parallel 7: Safer Cities and Youth – employment strategies for urban youth, slum dwellers and migrant youth Room Number: Description: This session will discuss a variety of different employment strategies for urban youth, particularly the most marginalized groups. This population faces a very specific set of challenges and as such, requires appropriate and innovative solutions. Chaired by: Dinesh Mehta, Chief, Urban Development Branch, UN-HABITAT Speakers: Mohamed Halfani, Chief, Urban Governance Section Alioune Badiane, Director, Regional Office for Africa & Arab States, UN-HABITAT Anantha Krishnan, Chief, Partners & Youth Section, UN-HABITAT Juan Antonio Contreras, DIF Nuevo Leon, Mexico Anna Mtani, Safer Cities Coordinator, Dar es Salaam Joseph Ogidi, Street Expressions John Muiruri, AMREF Robert Njoroge, One Stop Youth Information Resource Centre Kenya Session Coordinator: Juma Assiago, UN-Habitat Workshop 5: Bank of I.D.E.A.S. for Community-based Enterprises Room Number: Description: Facilitators: Peter Kenyon, Director of Bank of I.D.E.A.S.

Session Coordinator: Hellen Tombo

11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Capacity Building Workshops Workshop 3B: Innovative Eco-Enterprises for Rural and Urban Youth: Latest in Programming and Business Ideas Room Number: Description: Speakers: Margie Brand, Executive Director of EcoVentures International Session Coordinator: Pauline Mwangi Workshop 6: Trade: African Market Access…Establishment of Value Added Industries Room Number: Description: Facilitator: Joel Chimhanda, Founder of JC Capital Session Coordinator: Workshop 7: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment for Building Tourism and Youth Employment Description: Global levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) climb dramatically every year and the challenge we now face is to spread its benefits. This session will discuss FDI processes, particularly the ways in which developing countries can attract it. FDI is defined as any long term investment by a foreign direct investor in an enterprise resident in an economy other that that in which that investor is based. Facilitator: Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, India Session Coordinator: Bani Orwa Workshop 8: Mobilizing Against Poverty and Inequality: GCAP and Youth Employment Room Number:

Description: In 2005, more than 36 million people around the world raised their voices and demanded action from world leaders on the three Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) White Band Days. Still, world leaders have yet to fully listen to the demands listed, and more action is needed in 2006-07 and beyond. The GCAP Children and Youth Task Force works for increased focus on education and youth employment as powerful tools to eradicate poverty and inequality. Facilitator: Vidar Ekehaug, MDG Coordinator for the Global Youth Action Network Session Coordinator: Josephine Gikuyu Workshop 9: Creating Large Scale Labor Intensive Employment Programs Room Number: Description: As our campaign enters a new phase and our networks have the capacity to organize and launch larger programs, it is important to discuss the ways to create large scale employment programs. The added difficulties of volume and monitoring require new approaches and skills to ensure efficacy and efficiency. Facilitator: Gunter Pauli, Founder and Director of the ZERI Foundation Session Coordinator: Angela Kabiru 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony Room Number: Bo Ekman, Tallberg Foundation Luther Luedtke, President and CEO of EDC Poonam Ahluwalia, YES ED Passing of the torch from Kenya to Host Country for 2008 Hon. Dr. Mohamed Abdi Kuti, Minister of State for Youth Affairs H.E. Hon. Dr. A.A. Moody Awori E.G.H. M.P, the Vice President and Minister for Home Affairs Session Coordinator: John Burugu

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