Social business and youth unemployment

Partner YSB  

Workshop Description

The goal of this workshop is for participants to identify ways in which social businesses best contribute to solving youth unemployment.

Participants will learn about:

  • Reasons for youth unemployment and its current status
  • Contexts in which social businesses can emerge as a solution for youth unemployment
  • How social businesses contribute to creating new types of jobs - the redefinition of local job markets
  • Training and education - offering access to peer-2-peer learning, vocational traning, and more
  • Case study by YSB Social Business Entrepreneur on the topic of 'Job Creation for the Youth in Undeserved Communities'
  • Linking with large corporations - partnerships and apprenticeships

“Social entrepreneurship is about finding innovative and game changing solutions to support community challenges and build sustainable economic models. Youth can play a central role, especially by proposing collaborative models and concepts and creative ways to build more inclusive businesses.”


Format Input (Knowledge Transfer)
Level Introduction


Date Friday, November 6
Time 02:30 - 04:00pm

We kindly ask all registered GSBS participants to sign up for the Focus Groups on our e-180 platform here.

Workshop Host & Co-Host(s)

  Leila Charfi Eriab Kiiza

Leila Charfi
Country Director Tunisia, Yunus Social Business

Eriab Kiiza
Country Director Uganda, Yunus Social Business


November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.



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On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!


Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.