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Ron Bruder, Founder and President of
Education and Employment
Clinton Global Initiative


The Clinton Global Initiative
Youth Unemployment: The Next Great Global Challenge.” 

September 22, 2010 New York, New York
  Ron Bruder, Founder & CEO of Education For Employment (EFE) ,Clinton Global initiative

  Ron Bruder, Founder & CEO of Education For Employment (EFE) 


September 22, 2010 New York, New York

Youth unemployment is an immense global challenge, but it is also an incredible opportunity.
The Clinton Global Initiative
brought together four leaders to discuss the growing problem of jobless youth on a panel entitled
 Youth Unemployment: The Next Great Global Challenge.” 

 Ron Bruder, Founder & CEO of Education For Employment (EFE); Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the MasterCard Foundation; António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, and former Prime Minister of Portugal; and Nkululeko “Ziggy” Yeni, Yale student and graduate of the African Leadership Academy participated in the panel moderated by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. 


With nearly 300 people in the audience, the panel explored how new methods of education, technology, entrepreneurship, and public-private partnerships can address what is both an unprecedented job creation challenge as well as an historic opportunity to harness human potential.  While touching on high-level strategic issues, the panel focused on practical lessons and experiences that can be used to develop innovative solutions. 


Mr. Bruder shared insights into how EFE’s partnerships are successfully addressing youth unemployment through market-driven training.  He noted that while EFE programs do not specifically offer entrepreneurial training, they provide a solid base for future entrepreneurs by giving youth the tools they need to thrive in the workplace and by placing them in jobs. A recent Gallup poll indicates that youth in the MENA region who have worked are more likely to set up their own businesses, as they have acquired skills, know-how, contacts and confidence.  Ziggy noted that in townships across Africa, the root underlying cause of so many afflictions, such as HIV/Aids, gangs and teen pregnancies, is actually joblessness.  He noted that education systems need to prepare youth for jobs so that graduates are not left with bleak prospects. Ms. Roy commented that there must be a youth voice in decision-making: we must make sure that youth are involved in designing, delivering and evaluating programs, that they feel they are leaders.  She also noted that we have an incredible opportunity before us: if we make the right investments now, the youth bulge could be the most promising economic dividend.

Commissioner Guterres remarked that youth unemployment is a terrible frustration, a great loss for countries, and the biggest source of instability in the world.  He warned that the international community will pay an enormous price if we do not address youth unemployment, making it in everyone’s enlightened self-interest to do so. 

Zoe Damacela, a young entrepreneur in the audience, shared her personal story of entrepreneurial success. Zoe grew up moving from shelters to group homes until enrolling in a course on entrepreneurship that gave her the skills needed to develop and grow her own business. Zoe now knows what it is like to have money in her pocket and encourages more programs like the one who helped her step out of poverty. She is currently a student at Northwestern University where she was
awarded a full-scholarship.


Economic opportunities can transform individuals, communities and entire nations. These individuals and the organizations they lead are creating these opportunities.

 About CGI

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is a forum designed to transform ideas into action. The initiative brings together global leaders to find innovative and practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. These solutions are channeled into specific and measurable Commitments of Action. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 125 current and former heads of state, 15 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. The CGI has propelled 1,700 ideas into action, improving the lives of 220 million people in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit


About EFE
The EFE network of non-profit foundations transforms the lives of young people by giving them the opportunity to work and the tools to create productive, independent livelihoods. The network operates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – the region with the world’s highest youth unemployment rate - with offices in the U.S. and Europe.  EFE collaborates with businesses, education institutions and civil society organizations to give unemployed youth practical training tailored to the specific needs of the local marketplace. Upon successful completion of training, youth are placed in jobs with employer-partners. Graduates receive ongoing support through the EFE Global Alumni Network, including free access to Manpower and Microsoft on-line courses.  For more information on EFE, please visit

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About The Mastercard Foundation
The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, private foundation with over $3 billion in assets. Their global mandate is to enable people living in poverty to improve their lives – and education.





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