IAVE to present at RewirED education summit in Dubai

Volunteer-powered pathways to youth employability in the green economy

On 8 December at the RewirED education summit in Dubai, IAVE’s executive director, Nichole Cirillo, will introduce IAVE’s new partnership with the African Union to create “volunteer-powered pathways” to youth employment in the green economy.

Over 75 million youth (aged 15-24) are unemployed, according to the International Labour Organization’s 2022 report on Global Employment Trends for Youth. For the past two years, IAVE has explored new approaches to youth employability through papers and webinars, including a global dialogue on youth volunteering as a pathway to employability. Based on these consultations, IAVE developed the Reskilling Revolution Africa initiative that leverages volunteering networks and strategic partnerships with the African Union and the private sector to build employability skills for youth.

Dubai Cares is hosting the RewirED summit in conjunction with the United Nations climate change conference, COP28, because it believes education is key to building a sustainable future for people and the planet.  

IAVE will join Justina Nixon-Saintil, Vice President & Chief Impact Officer at IBM, and other panelists for a session entitled From Activism to Action: Closing the Skills Gap at 17:15 p.m. GMT on Friday, 8 December.