IGNITE8 Conference 2021 | Reimagine Jobs

How to create jobs for youth and refugees in fragile states


Oct 12 - 7:00 - Oct 14 - 20:00  • 
SPARKFoundation / Non-profit
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Africa, Western Asia
Agribusiness, Clean technology and energy, Diversified services, EdTech, Educational services, Environmental services, HealthTech

The future of work depends on green jobs, digital jobs and flexible jobs. Employment around the world is dramatically shifting. Globalisation, digitisation, automation and the COVID-19 pandemic mean it’s now time to reimagine jobs and ensure the most vulnerable people in society are included in the transition.

The virtual IGNITE8 conference by SPARK examines how women, refugees, and other vulnerable youth can play a key role in reimagining jobs across the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our build-it-yourself, flexible programme allows you to attend short, online sessions according to your schedule. Spend 30 mins learning about the IFC’s decade of entrepreneurship development in fragile African regions; attend an EdTech competition with Startups Without Borders; discover the potential of green entrepreneurship; and be part of discussions about inclusive finance for refugee-led SMEs in Turkey and artificial intelligence for startups in the Middle East.