Thematic Working Groups

Multi-Partner Working Groups on specific themes aim to bring together existing partners and new partners into the S4YE network

Digital Jobs for Youth with Disabilities

S4YE team partnered with the Global Disability Advisor’s team at the World Bank and created a small working group on Jobs for Youth with Disabilities. The first thematic note was published, and the Working Group will continue its work next year to develop more best practice insights on:

  • youth w/disabilities in fragile & conflict settings,

  • engaging employers/private sector, developing skills for youth w/ disabilities,

  • building confidence through online communities,

  • designing disability-friendly digital platforms, and

  • disability and gender.  

Members  of the Working Group include WB Social Protection, Social Inclusion and Education GPs, WB Global Disability Advisor (Social Sustainability & Inclusion GP), Youth Business International, Cisco, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Leonard Cheshire, Humanity & Inclusion Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), Enablecode, Microsoft, USAID, Fingertalk Enterprise, Education for Employment, Every1Mobile, Digital Data Divide, KLM Empowered, Save the Children.

Digital Solutions for Youth Agri-preneurship

S4YE curates specific ways in which digital solutions are addressing key challenges for youth agri-preneurs, and how these solutions can be scaled. The team focuses on access to finance, access to inputs and equipment, access to markets and capacity development.

Members of the group include WB Agriculture GP; WB Jobs Group, IFC, Nestlé; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), TechnoServe, Syngenta Foundation, Wageningen University & Research, and additional partners.

Jobs in Gig economy

The gig economy can offer new opportunities and build an inclusive society for vulnerable youth (even those in remote areas) to generate new income and maintain autonomy and flexibility around their work schedules.

S4YE will conduct a global study with a focus on jobs in the online gig economy. This study will explore topics like new developments in remote connectivity, increased use of multilingual tools, and how job quality issues in the digital gig economy (such as relatively low wages, lack of insurance etc.) can be addressed.

Circular Economy and Jobs

S4YE will focus on how the circular economy will affect jobs exploring changing processes and what it means for jobs and the skills that will be needed. 

Building Emotional Resilience among youth

Emotional resilience is becoming critical for young people’s ability to navigate the employment landscape in these uncertain times. S4YE team is working on a new workstream on Emotional Resilience among Youth in its efforts to identify innovative solutions that would boost youth's employment prospects. 

Members of this Working Group include WB Education GP, WB Competitiveness and Innovation GPs, WB Social Protection & Jobs GPs, Google, Save the Children, University of Pennsylvania, Nestle, Generation, University of Wisconsin, Adecco Group, Asante Africa Foundation, UNICEF, Gaza Sky Geeks, Harambee, among others.