DEVELOPMENT IN MOTION

YOUTH ON THE MOVE

MONEY ON THE MOVE

IDEAS ON THE MOVE

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The 2019 International Forum will explore how the movement of youth, money and ideas are shaping our world.

Progress in transportation, communications, and technology have contributed to a dramatic increase in the flows of goods, capital, people, and ideas across the globe, while lowering the cost of mobility. However, not everyone has equal access to the benefits of these movements, particularly women and refugees.

Our increasingly globalized world has opened up new horizons for youth, researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and investors. The 2019 Forum will explore how the movements of youth, money, and ideas are shaping our world.

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Youth on the Move

More than half of the world’s refugees are under the age of 18. Resilient and determined, these youth enrich the communities that welcome them. The 2019 International Forum will explore how humanitarian and development agencies can ensure displaced youth continue to receive support while on the move. There will be a special focus on the role of education as the most portable asset refugee youth can have to prepare themselves for the path ahead, regardless of their durable solution.

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Money on the Move

In the face of a $2.5 trillion funding gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the global community must act now to develop new partnerships that will help solve the world’s most difficult challenges. Potential for collaboration within the private sector is increasing, as these actors join in the search for better social outcomes, in addition to financial gains. The 2019 International Forum will explore how this new flow of private capital can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Discussions will focus on the role of development actors in channeling this capital toward the most marginalized.

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Ideas on the Move

International exchanges are catalysts for greater economic growth and a more equal world. Whether online or in-person, people from around the world are seizing opportunities to share their perspectives, skills, and expertise. The 2019 International Forum will explore how cross-cultural exchanges, including international volunteer cooperation, are fostering greater global understanding, strengthening more inclusive leadership, and driving innovation around the world.

Program

Detailed agenda coming soon.