Youth Dialogue 2018: Youth at Work

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DATE: October 9, 2018

DAY: Tuesday

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

LOCATION: Bali International Convention Center (BICC), WE-1-Auditorium

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This session will focus on key dimensions of youth employment, including trends in labor markets, gender roles, and informality, as well as their economic and social implications.  Panelists will discuss the role of well-functioning labor and product markets, trade, and technology in providing potential opportunities for youth.

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Youth Dialogue 2018: Youth at Work


Moderator: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist working for AJ+ as a Senior Correspondent. In 2010, Ahmed created, produced and co-hosted Al Jazeera English’s “The Stream,” an award-winning interactive talk show nominated for an Emmy award for Most Innovative Program in 2012.

Opening Remarks: Carla Grasso

Ms. Carla Grasso assumed office as IMF Deputy Managing Director on February 2, 2015. Ms. Grasso is a dual national of Brazil and Italy.

In her role at the Fund, Ms. Grasso oversees all the Fund’s administrative functions, coordinates the budget, human resources, technology, general services, and internal audit, to ensure the efficient, effective, and comprehensive management of these functions, which are vital to the Fund’s overall effectiveness. She also oversees the IMF’s capacity-building and training work.

Ms. Grasso worked for fourteen years, at Vale S.A., one of the world’s largest mining companies, serving as Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Services from 2001 to 2011. During that time, she led efforts to modernize the company—with operations in 38 countries and involving 138,000 people—in the areas of human resources, IT, procurement, communications, and health and safety.

Before joining Vale S.A., Ms. Grasso served as Secretary of the Brazilian Supplementary Social Security Office from 1994 to 1997, and also held several positions as Advisor and Coordinator in the Ministries of Social Security, Finance, and Planning, as well as in the Office of the President of Brazil. She participated, inter alia, in the creation and proposal for social security system reform and assessment of the funding needs of the public sector in Brazil, with a focus on fiscal and tax areas.

Ms. Grasso holds a Masters degree in Economic Policy from Universidade de Brasília and was Professor of International Economics and Monetary Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Brasília, and of Economy Mathematics at the Centro Universitário do Distrito Federal. In 2014 she was Professor of Business Education at Insper (Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa) in Sao Paulo.

Panelist: Graeme Buckley

Mr Graeme Buckley has held the post of Director of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific and ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (DWT/CO-Bangkok) since 1 November 2017.

Mr Buckley holds a PhD in development economics, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a first degree in economics. He has authored a number of books and journal articles on topics related to enterprise development, poverty reduction, microfinance, social dialogue and development economics.

Panelist: Aya Chebbi

Aya Chebbi Aya Chebbi is an award-winning Pan-African feminist and internationally acclaimed Tunisian activist. She is the founder of Afrika Youth Movement, building one of Africa’s largest pan-African youth-led movements. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of CIVICUS, the World Refugee Council and Oxfam High Level Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct. She has been an Advisor and Consultant on gender and youth for international organizations including the United Nations and the African Union Commission. Chebbi became a world renowned blogger during 2011 Tunisia’s Revolution. Her blogs were published at OpenDemocracy and Al-Jazeera among others. She is listed among 100 Under 40 Most Influential Africans in the World 2018 and 2016 and received 2017 Pan-African Humanitarian Award.

Panelist: Anele Mkuzo

Anele Mkuzo has worked in the Enterprise Development space for over 5 years. Her experience began at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) where she designed programmes for more than 400 entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs were from various sectors; among those she received an award for designing the National Home Builders Regulatory Council Women Empowerment Programme at the 2015 South African Construction Awards; which recognize excellence across Africa. 

In 2016, Anele was nominated as one of Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans in the Education category. And completed her Post Diploma in Business Administration at GIBS. 

In 2017, Anele won the Fairlady Women of the Future – Rising Star award. And has been facilitating Design Thinking on enterprise development programmes for youth start-ups and scale-up businesses.

Anele is currently the MTN Solution Space scholar studying towards her Master of Philosophy in Inclusive Innovation at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business for 2018.

Panelist: Vjosa Osmani Sadriu

Dr.Vjosa Osmani Sadriu (MP) is now serving her third mandate as a Member of Parliament in Kosovo. She chairs the Committee for Foreign Affairs, Diaspora and Strategic Investment. She also teaches international law courses both in Kosovo as well as in the U.S.

Panelist: Achmad Zaky

Zaky Achmad Zaky is the Founder & CEO of Bukalapak since 2011. Zaky gained his bachelor degree in Information Technology with honour (cum laude) from Bandung Institute Technology (ITB), one of the most distinguished university in Indonesia. Zaky recently received the Satyalancana Wira Karya Badge of honor which were awarded and pinned by the Indonesian President Mr. Joko Widodo. The badge signifies the country attestation to a person's key contribution and services toward the country, allowing him to become an exemplary figure.