"It is incredibly important that we all recognize the value add that youth can provide in helping to move the sector towards stronger, more impactful interventions and solutions for youth employment. What is more is providing youth with authentic…"
"Thanks for the question Hester. Yes, we do focus on multi-stakeholder, public-private collaborative approaches in developing markets too. One example is our partnership with the Global Fairness Initiative. Through our Creando tu Futuro Program in…"
"Working across the private and public sectors is going to be important for us all if we are to scale innovative solutions and advance youth employability globally. It will take a collaborative approach for us to see change at a city-wide or national…"
"Companies realize more and more that they have a responsibility to change the way they equip young people for future career success. Some of the ways they can provide value add in helping to create economic mobility for youth are through availing…"
"To address the last question on developed versus developing, urban versus rural etc. -- Last year, we commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to conduct research entitled Accelerating Pathways that would bring new insights on…"
"in response to whether youth are currently getting the skillsets they need - the youth unemployment rate is actually expected to increase globally as we near the end of the year. The sector still has so much more to do to ensure that all youth have…"
"There is a mix of technical and soft skills that can help position young people to make a successful transition into the labor market. At the Citi Foundation, we are committed to empowering young people, specifically those from low-income…"
"My name is Dorothy Stuehmke and I am a Program Officer with the Citi Foundation where I manage our international grantmaking portfolio. The Citi Foundation is focused on the economic empowerment of low income communities around the world in markets…"
Dorothy Stuehmke leads a team that coordinates the Citi Foundation’s grant making efforts in financial inclusion, youth economic opportunities and urban transformation across 80+ countries outside the U.S. Dorothy also manages key global partnerships, specifically in the area of financial inclusion. Prior to this role, Dorothy was responsible for managing the Citi Foundation’s grant making activities across the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining the Citi Foundation in 2013, Dorothy held positions in the public and private sectors, including with the U.S. government, United Nations and nonprofits, where she focused on foreign policy, international development, public affairs and communications in the Asia Pacific region. Dorothy was also the Senior Advisor to the 2008-2009 U.S.-North Korea Food Aid Program for the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she oversaw implementation of the largest U.S. government food aid initiative in history in North Korea in coordination with a consortium of U.S. NGOs and the UN World Food Program.
Dorothy was a Boren National Security Education Program Fellow and a Korean Language Flagship Fellow. She holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member (2008-2013) and speaks Korean and German.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Finance and Investment, Partnerships, Technology, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise