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LET’S GO! The Let’s Go Session looked to identify how stakeholders can take to strengthen their role within the Child and Youth Finance Movement. Objectives of the session included discussing the role of each sector within the Child and Youth Finance Network and the potential opportunities for collaboration between network partners. This session attempted to put forth one global vision for the Child and Youth Finance Movement according to a number of key channels (foundations, bi(multi)-lateral platforms, media/communications, research programs, financial institutions and technological developments). Each breakout session was arranged in a way that allowed panelists to discuss their approach to education and their strengths in different components of the Child and Youth Finance Movement. The discussion round focused on the importance of complementing financial education with components of social and livelihoods education according to the panelists presentations as well as the input from the audience. Each session put forth the best strategies of reaching children and youth and encouraging financial behavior change, which were presented at the following plenary.

Breakout Session 2.1

Accelerating the Child and Youth Finance Movement: The Role of Foundations This session aimed to gain a holistic understanding of the role of foundations in the Movement through leveraging existing networks and dedicated programming, as well as discussing and developing strategies to the strengthen their role in integrating CYFI as part of a global Child and Youth Finance Movement.

Chair  Mr. Rien van Gendt, Board Member, Bernard van Leer Foundation

Speakers -  Ms. Brandee Butler, Program Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Levi Strauss Foundation - Ms. Kara Helander, Managing Director, Blackrock -

Ms. Deepali Khanna, Director of Youth Learning, The MasterCard Foundation

- Dr. Christian Meyn, Managing Director, Auridis GmbH -

Ms. Jasmine Thomas, Program Officer, Citi Foundation

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Ms. Martine De Weirdt, Senior Manager Marketing, SWIFT

Ms. Brandee Butler, Program Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Levi Strauss Foundation, suggested the scaling of innovative programs such as college savings accounts for pre-school children, and global advocacy. Ms. Deepali Khanna, Director of Youth Learning, The MasterCard Foundation, aimed for more ICT in education, new products and learning models, and advocated for increased access to savings accounts and financial products. Dr.

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Children And Youth Reshaping The Future Of Finance

2012 - The First Annual Child and Youth Finance International Summit & Awards Ceremony 2012  

The report provides an overiew of the sessions and outcomes of CYFI's first International Summit and Awards Ceremony held in Amsterdam from...

2012 - The First Annual Child and Youth Finance International Summit & Awards Ceremony 2012  

The report provides an overiew of the sessions and outcomes of CYFI's first International Summit and Awards Ceremony held in Amsterdam from...