Global Youth: A Lost Generation? How Business Can Help

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May 2nd 2013, 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm

Location: Mercy Corps Action Center

Tickets: Tickets are $10.00 Regular, $5 Students and available online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking here. You can also purchase tickets in person at the Action Center or by phone (503-896-5747) during our visiting hours.

Young people around the world face an opportunity divide—a gap between those who have the access, skills and opportunities to be successful and those who do not. Akhtar Badshah has traveled the globe talking and working with youth to discover how global companies, and global programs like Microsoft YouthSpark, can help close this divide, and prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs.

Badshah specializes in corporate social responsibility, non-profit development, and information and communication technology for development. Before joining Microsoft in 2004, Badshah was the CEO and president of Digital Partners Foundation, a Seattle-area nonprofit organization whose mission is to utilize the digital economy to benefit the poor. At Digital Partners, he established the organization's core programs in India, Africa and Latin America.

Badshah is an architect by training and a doctoral graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is on the board of several organizations and very active in the Seattle area community.