EMS Executive Director and EMS participants address the Global Youth Forum 2016 at the World Bank
Ian Scott, the Emerging Markets Symposium's Executive Director, and EMS participants Jo Boyden and George Patton all spoke at the Global Youth Forum, 13-15 June 2016 in Washington, D.C.. The Global Youth Forum is organised by The World Bank Group to move the youth agenda forward by building a sustainable Global Partnership for Youth in Development, comprising entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, and civil society organizations who understand that young people are central to the development process.
George Patton spoke on the panel discussing youth and health, choices and risks, on day one of the Forum. His speech focussed on the importance of adolescent health and development.
Jo Boyden gave the first keynote address on day two of the Forum, speaking about the 'threshold of adolescence' and the need for more investment in youth - particularly in youth education.
Ian Scott gave the afternoon keynote address on day two, which focussed on the findings and recommendations from the EMS in January 2016 on Young People and the Future of Emerging Markets, which were published on 24 May. The full report can be downloaded here.
You can view the social media Storify feed of day one of the Forum here and the Storify feed of day two of the Forum here.
You can also watch the video stream of day one here (George begins at 150:10 on the clock) and day two here (Jo begins at 89:25 on the clock, Ian begins at 277:30).