|YOUTH DIALOGUE: WHERE ARE THE JOBS? GENERATION Y ASKS|
|Wednesday September 21, 2011|
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
HQ1 Auditorium R-710
Archive video link: http://www.imf.org/external/am/2011/mmedia/view.aspx?vid=1174541766001
The financial crisis has created new challenges for the youth worldwide.
Amongst the most pressing issues for youth are jobs. In many parts of the
world, the youth unemployment rates are alarmingly high, leading to social
unrest. The challenge for policymakers is to create a conducive macroeconomic
environment for sustained growth - that generates jobs and opportunities
for the young generation. In formulating the right economic policies, policymakers
should consider the views and perspectives of youth leaders. The Youth
Dialogue: Where are the jobs? Generation Y asks is a platform for
the IMF to listen to youth concerns about the current global financial
situation and their future.
Key questions addressed included:
- How does the young generation perceive the
financial crisis and its effect on unemployment in their regions?
- What challenges do young people face in securing
- What is the Fund's perspective on how countries
should promote stable economic growth that will lead to increased employment
opportunities for the young generation?
- How does the young generation envision their
|Panelist(s):||Kariuki Gathitu , Founder, Zege Technologies, Kenya|
Brent Gensler , President, DefySupply.com
Samar Mezghanni , Activist, Tunisia
Nikola Panduric , President, Youth Network, Croatia
Nemat Shafik , Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
|Moderator(s):||Tsepiso Makwetla , Anchor, South Africa Broadcast Corporation (SABC), South Africa|
|Organized by:||Karla Chaman and Tilla McAntony, External Affairs Department- International Monetary Fund|
|Last modified on: 09/27/2011 12:30:46 PM|