Vietnam: A Portrait of Youth

In recent decades, Vietnam's economy has changed dramatically and rapidly. While this growth has largely had a positive impact, there are still obstacles to successful employment for youth.

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Conversations for Innovation: The Private Sector and the ‘Next Education’

full7Under the theme, “Conversations for Innovations: The Private Sector and ‘Next Education’”, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Concordia brought together the brightest minds in the education sector at the IDB headquarters in Washington DC on June 5th.

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Conversations for Innovation: Uniting to Counter Cyber Extremism

full7On May 22nd, Concordia and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) hosted a roundtable, Conversations for Innovation: Uniting to Counter Cyber Extremism, to discuss how to create counter-narratives to online extremism.

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June 2014 P3i update

full7On June 17th, P3i released its second country-specific study: “Reaching Across Sectors: Challenges and Opportunities for Youth Employment in Colombia.” The report examines the factors associated with youth unemployment, including the magnitude of the informal economy, biases against certain sectors and education institutions, and inconsistent access to quality education.

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Colombia: Reaching Across Sectors

Youth unemployment is a well-documented global problem without a clear or easy solution. In Colombia the magnitude of the informal economy, market failures in education, barriers to entrepreneurship, and inefficiency in and stigma against certain sectors have amplified youth unemployment.

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Improving Access and Quality of Education

Education is widely believed to help people escape from poverty and participate more fully in society and in the market place, which is why it is important for governments to explore diverse ways of nancing and providing educational services.

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Fact Sheet for the Private Sector and the "Next Education"

Under the theme, “Conversations for Innovations: The Private Sector and ‘Next Education’”, the Inter-American Development Bank and Concordia will bring together the brightest minds of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors from across the world.

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Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón Joins the Leadership Council

Concordia is excited to announce the appointment of former Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa to the Concordia Leadership Council.

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Mubin Shaikh: Deradicalization and Countering Extremism

Mubin Shaikh was your typical, “seemingly integrated” Muslim who was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. The following article is the final installment of a two-part series describing Shaikh's path to advocate for peace and justice.

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#InnovateNow Twitter Chat with Cisco's Carlos Dominguez

The Concordia Summit and Endeavor Global co-hosted a Twitter conversation on May 15th with special guest Carlos Dominguez (SVP, Cisco) focused on the intersection between technology, entrepreneurship and innovation in the education space.

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