Webinar #3 on land-based jobs for youth
The third webinar on land-based jobs for youth will focus on building your business and seizing opportunities. The panellists speaking at the Asia webinar will:
- Share knowledge about the market and policy environments in Asia that help land-based jobs to come out of the pandemic stronger
- Identify the market and policy challenges young entrepreneurs need to take into consideration for their enterprise
- Advise young entrepreneurs working in the land sector about the relationships they need to build not just to survive, but to thrive
COVID-19 has worsened an already difficult employment environment for young people. The disruption of education will have a lasting effect on children and young people. The loss of jobs combined with governments' efforts to contain the community spread of COVID-19 means that young people without work experience may face even greater challenges finding employment.
At the same time, the global policy shift toward land-use practices that avoid, reduce or reverse land degradation offers young people a new opportunity to jump-start their careers. This webinar will address the market and policy conditions that young entrepreneurs need to take into accountto succeed as profit-making conservationists, landscape planners, "agripreneurs" (tech-driven and start-ups in agriculture) or supply-chain social entrepreneurs.
While a significant proportion of young people employed in job sectors linked to the land have beenimpacted by COVID-19, they also demonstrate high entrepreneurship and tend to align their work with the sustainable development goals.
Combining these values with the knowledge on how to turn and-based business ideas into profitable enterprises should become a part a transformative economic recovery.
Thursday, 6 May 2021
07:00 to 08:15 UTC
Register here. Interpretation is available in English, Arabic, Chinese and Russian