We are excited to sponsor Youth for Growth: Global Food Security Symposium 2018, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
In order to support youths' potential role as leaders, entrepreneurs, and employees—both on- and off-farm—RTI is leading key workforce development projects and spearheading new research that will better inform donors and development practitioners in how to best address this emergent global challenge.
During this conference, Paul Weisenfeld, Executive Vice President for International Development, will moderate a session titled "Connecting the Food System to the Information Economy," which will examine how youth are using digital technology as a solution for unemployment, actions needed by the public and private sectors to help digital technology fulfill its promise, and the contributions of digital technology to employment in the agri-food sector and overall. Amy Davies, Vice President for Food Security and Agriculture, authored a Global Food for Thought blog about the changing landscape of youth in the agriculture workforce.
From the organizers: By 2050, Africa’s population will double, with 1 billion projected to be under 18 years old, and many other regions are experiencing similar trends. How can we harness the potential of this promising demographic to secure economic growth and stability? Global leaders, innovators, disruptors, and trailblazers are shaping the future of food and agriculture.