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Developing the World's Youth:

Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Employment 

February 7-10, 2017

International Development Week (IDW) is an annual national initiative to encourage Canadians—especially youth—to learn more about and contribute to international development.

As global citizens, this is an opportunity for the Humber community to share their experiences and ideas on ways to reduce poverty around the world, and bring attention to both global and local initiatives that are sparking change.

IDW 2017 is full of thought provoking workshops, panel discussions, guest speakers, and a month long photo exhibit in February. This year our theme is ‘Developing the World’s Youth: Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Employment’.

This event highlights two international programs that focus on youth entrepreneurship for young people growing up in poverty. Through a month long photo exhibit, we will be showcasing Humber’s Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy, a Global Affairs Canada funded project that is advancing entrepreneurship in Universities in Indonesia, as well as Save the Children’s Youth in Action Program that supports out-of-school rural African youth to develop their foundational and entrepreneurial skills and explore livelihood opportunities

From February 7th through to the 10th a series of interactive workshops and panel discussions will be taking place, where students, faculty, community leaders and the general public can learn how Canada and Canadians are making a difference around the world.

Global unemployment is climbing at an alarming rate. Today over 46% of the world workforce faces high levels of precarious work with limited access to basic social protection. Youth, who make up a roughly quarter of the world’s people, are particularly vulnerable.

Join the conversation and help us answer the questions: “What would you do if you couldn’t find a job?” and “What innovative ideas can offer sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable populations/youth?”

Humber IDW 2017 - Sustainable Development Goals Training

IDI Week video

SCHEDULE

All February

Developing The World's Youth Exhibition featuring Humber’s and Save the Children’s Youth Entrepreneurship Projects

  • 10am - 5pm weekdays
  • L Space - L1002 & North Space - LRC 1st Floor Main Concourse
  • Click here to register 

This exhibit invites you to see the developing world through the eyes of today’s youth. The images and voices weave together stories about the challenges and opportunities in earning an income in an economy that does not offer a direct path to employment. Explore this topic through two international programs focusing on entrepreneurship for young people - Humber’s Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) and Save the Children’s Youth in Action Program.

See also: Humber Galleries page

View Developing The World's Youth Exhibition Educational Resource Guide

Individual Event Schedules

  1. Opening Ceremony - Feb. 7
  2. International Panel - Panel Discussion: Youth, Innovation and Entrepreneurialship in the Global Context - Feb. 7
  3. Sustainable Development Goals Training - Feb. 8
  4. Design Thinking Workshop - Feb. 9
  5. National Panel: Tackling Youth Unemployment in Canada - Feb. 9
  6. ID Trivia Showdown - Feb. 10

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 

Opening Ceremony

  • 10am -11am 
  • L Space - L1002
  • Click here to register

International Development Week (IDW) is an annual national initiative to encourage Canadians—especially youth—to learn more about and contribute to international development. The Opening Ceremony kicks off one week of International Development Week activities at Humber College campuses (Lakeshore and North campuses). This year our theme is ‘Developing the World’s Youth: Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Employment’. Learn how Canada and Canadians are making a difference around the world.

Panel Discussion: Youth, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Context
  • 1:30pm - 3:15pm
  • L Space - L1002
  • Click here to register
Organizations share their experiences and ideas on ways to reduce poverty around the world, and bring attention to both global and local initiatives that are sparking change. They will also share their stories about what they do in terms of international projects and programs for youth entrepreneurship and employment. Speakers include Humber’s Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) youth entrepreneurs, Save the Children, Plan Canada and CUSO International representatives.

NGOs Marketplace
  • 11am - 4pm
  • L Building cafeteria, eastside
  • Click here to register
One of the main events at Humber’s IDW 2017 celebration is our Marketplace where non-profit organizations promote their work and speak with students about what they do for youth entrepreneurship and employment. This is a wonderful promotional and networking opportunity for students and staff, as well as other Marketplace attendees. Organizations include Children of Hope Uganda, Engineers Without Borders Canada, Casa Peublito, Adventist Development and Relief Foundation, Results Canada, International Development and Relief Foundation, Eqwip Hubs, and Development and Peace among others. 

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

How Ideas Can Change the World: Social Enterprises

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
  • Center for Enterpreneurship - (G304/305)
  • Click here to register 

Sustainable Development Goals Training

  • 2pm - 5pm: followed by light reception
  • L Space - L1002 
  • Click here to register 

Humber International Development Institute will be hosting a 1/2 day Sustainable Development Goals Training which will be facilitated by Ravi Karkara, Senior Advisor to the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Co-Chair of the UN Inter-Agency Network for Youth Development. Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and be connected with organizations are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

You will receive a certificate for the training.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

Design Thinking Workshop

  • 9am - 10:30am
  • L1017
  • Click here to register 

During this hands-on 90-minute session, participants will be introduced to Design Thinking - a problem-solving methodology that puts the stakeholder insights and rapid prototyping at the forefront in order to go beyond assumptions that block effective solutions.

Panel Discussion: Tackling Youth Unemployment in Canada

  • 1:30pm - 3:15pm
  • L1017
  • Click here to register 

Organizations speak on the topic of the various challenges faced by youth seeking employment in Canada.

Centre for Entrepreneurship Event: LaunchPad Pitch Competition

  • 4pm - 6pm
  • G Commons 

Friday, Feb 10, 2017

ID Trivia Showdown

  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • L1017
  • Click here to register 

This Trivia showdown pits current students against faculty and humber alumni in a test of knowledge around the theme of youth entrepreneurship. Who do you support? Who will win?

For more information and to register visit:

International Development Week 2017 and www.facebook.com/HumberIDI/events

CONTACT

Asha Gervan
Manager, IDI
asha.gervan@humber.ca

Jennifer Cleary, 
Project Administrator, IDI 
Jennifer.cleary@humber.ca