YEO Summit 2020 Webinar: Building a foundation of skills for young people in Africa

The Building a Foundation track is focused on the unique combination of skills that young people need to be resilient and achieve long-term social and economic success in a changing world of work. This track is focused on effective models and approaches for supporting social and emotional learning in youth (e.g., online learning, hybrid online and face-to-face, integrated into formal education, stand-alone non-formal education, cross-sectoral, Positive Youth Development (PYD), work-based learning, other). Through four concurrent breakout sessions, this track will explored how approaches are being re-thought, accelerated, or applied in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people.

We took a deep dive into how program models, training, and approaches have been adapted for cultural norms and diverse youth populations (gender-sensitive, gender-inclusive, marginalized, trauma or conflicted-affected youth); tools and resiliency frameworks used by practitioners to select, train, and retain youth; training of other important figures, community stakeholders and mentors (parents, community members, front-line managers and employers, policymakers) to better support the development of critical skills in young people. The track incorporated a cross-cutting focus on youth engagement, gender, technology, systems-based approaches, and a healthy workforce.

Scale2Save Webinar: Building a Foundation of Skills for Young People in Africa

This Scale2Save programme video explores research on young people and their livelihoods made through self-employment, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Case Study
The 30-minute piece provides a case study of a young person in Nigeria who balances university studies with his quest to become a successful music producer.

Why the research matters
Digital channels matter during a pandemic like coronavirus, as young people in young people in Africa navigate the way their future, how they earn money, spend it, save and grow their business or form a household.

• Weselina Angelow, Programme Director, Scale2Save Programme
• Guy Stuart, Executive Director, Microfinance Opportunities
• Anne Marie van Swinderen, Managing Director, L-IFT
• Lise Paaskesen, Independent Consultant
• Stephen Peachey, Independent Consultant
• Ehiakhumen Destiny, University Student and Music Producer, Benin City, Nigeria


Scale2save webinar: Making microinsurance work 2020

Scale2Save Campaign

Micro savings, maximum impact.

Based on Scale2Save partners' case studies, this learning paper explores the challenges for micro-insurance uptake for low-income customers, and presents solutions and opportunities.

​​​​BRUSSELS, 23 July 2020 – Kiereini Kirika from Microensure on 17 June shared his insights on making microinsurance work for financial institutions during a special webinar hosted by the Scale2Save programme, a partnership between WSBI and the Mastercard Foundation to help estabilish the viability of small-scale savings in six African countries.

The 45-minute video captures the talk by Mr. Kirika, who presented to Scale2Save partners. An in-depth Q & A session followed his presentiation. Participants gained knowledge on the opportunities and benefits of driving microinsurance take up and use for low-income clients. Partner financial institutions and experts joining the webinar came from the Scale2Save Programme, Savings at the Frontier and the Savings Learning Lab.

See the video, with French subtitles, below or on YouTube

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See 2021 Scale2Save Learning Paper on Making Microinsurance Work

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