ERIC Number: ED485603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Promotion of Youth-Led Enterprises in Off-Grid Renewable Energy. Youth Employment Summit. Final Report
Education Development Center, Inc
The focus of this project was to address global climate change and, in the same context, analyze how proposed solutions could simultaneously enhance employment opportunities for youth. The outcomes of the project include: (1) greater awareness and engagement of youth in climate change issues, including the need to promote renewable energy technologies; (2) greater awareness and understanding among youth and their communities about UNFCCC, Agenda 21, Earth Charter and other global environmental goals, and ways in which they can be implemented at the local level to deal effectively with issues related to climate change; (3) youth from five countries, with at least one from a Latin American country, will have developed business plans for renewable energy enterprises; (4) increase in sustainable livelihoods and employment opportunities for youth in five select sites around the world; (5) collection and dissemination of lessons drawn from the seed grant project activities and from other related global activities; and, (6) increased understanding about the need for replicating the seed grant model (which showcases how diverse stakeholders can promote income-generating activities for youth) in other communities throughout the developing world. In this report, each of the deliverables has been highlighted and the status has been given. This is followed by the description of each deliverable and the activities that have been undertaken in the process of its development and completion.
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Youth Employment, Climate Control, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation, Information Dissemination, Grants, Knowledge Level, Natural Resources, Global Approach
Education Development Center, Inc. 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458-1060. Tel: 617-969-7100; Fax: 617-969-5979; Web site: http://www.edc.org/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.