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Janet Longmore
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Janet Longmore is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT). She is a Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013. DOT is an innovator in enabling people to access and apply information and communications technologies to create economic, education, and entrepreneurial opportunities. DOT’s unique youth-led model mobilizes young university and college graduates providing them with the training and support to become leaders of change and role models in their communities and schools. With a cost-effective multiplier effect, they will each train hundreds of their peers and community members in the effective application of ICT and business skills for entrepreneurial, economic and social advancement.

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What Youth Want -- Experiential Learning, Social Learning

(2) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 7:05 AM

The global youth unemployment crisis will not be solved by doing more of the same.

The formal education system is not meeting current workforce demands and this leads to a critical skills mismatch between the young job-seeker and the modern employer. With over 75 million youth unemployed worldwide, this mismatch...

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Social Entrepreneurship -- A Wealth of Experience

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 7:13 AM

As I head in to the first day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, I am reflecting on the wealth of talent that the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship assembled for two days of pre-WEF meetings.

As a relatively new concept, social entrepreneurship has attracted innovators and...

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Moving From "I Know" to "I Can"

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 9:01 AM

Self-Confidence: a Legacy of Empowerment

There is no shortage of inspiring young people in this world -- young people who are role models in their communities, young people who are meeting the challenge of unemployment by creating jobs, young people who are leading change.

When I travel to our Digital...

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Youth and Technology: A Formula for Leading Change

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 12:58 PM

Taxis are good places to discover new ideas -- motorized cocoons traveling through distant places, a lens on what's around us.

A decade or so ago, I found myself in a taxi in New York City, traveling back from a UN meeting where we had grappled with the persistent issues...

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