S4YE Innovation Exchange and Partner Summit 2023


 

Virtual | November 7 - 8, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

S4YE Innovation Exchange and Partner Summit 2023 was a two-day virtual event that gathered policymakers, senior tech leaders, World Bank staff, AI artists, experts, innovators, and youth leaders who are working to create more and better jobs for young people.

The Summit focused on three objectives:

  1. Discuss what recent developments in Gen AI mean for youth employment.

  2. Spotlight a few innovative solutions to youth employment being led by S4YE partners

  3. Celebrate youth as solution-creators on development challenges.

The summit featured a keynote session on Gen AI and its impact on jobs, a plenary session with tech leaders, a venture funder and policymakers, a series of lighting Spark Sessions on emerging innovations in youth employment and a pecha kucha session with youth leaders. We also featured a deep dive on the creative sector and talked to young musicians, filmmakers and artists who are using emerging Gen AI tools to grow their art businesses.

The summit showcased 14 sessions over 2 days and 56 speakers and over 1000 attendees from 124 countries.  The summit brought together a very interesting set of speakers who shed light on topics like the promise of online gig work, designing social protection for informal workers, digital jobs for rural youth & refugees, new solutions in the field of agriculture & health sector jobs, increase access for women in unconventional jobs, the role of artificial creativity and more.

Scroll down to a view the final agenda and the summit presentations.

Presentations and Session Recordings

Final Agenda

Day 1

Keynote Speech: Generative AI and the Future of Work

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From Algorithms to Opportunities: A Public-Private Dialogue

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Working Without Borders: The Promise and Peril of Online Gig Work

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Spark Session #1: Digital Jobs for Disadvantaged Youth: How to Unlock these Opportunities

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Spark Session #2: Youth and Informality: Designing social protection for all

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Spark Session #3: Youth as solution-creators & an exciting announcement!

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Day 2

The Art of Gen AI: Transforming jobs in the Creative Sectors

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Spark Session #4: Stepping outside the Box: Skilling Youth outside formal education

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Spark Session #5. Moving Up the Skill Ladder

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Spark Session # 6: New Solutions for Youth in Agriculture

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Spark Session #7: Finding the right match: Using technology to link youth with jobs

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Spark Session #8: Win-Win? New opportunities for youth in digital health

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Youth and Jobs in the Age of AI: A Fireside Chat between the World Bank and Microsoft

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