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Matthieu Cognac
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Matthieu Cognac began his career in the private sector before joining international development organizations in Latin America and in Asia where he has managed technical assistance programs geared toward financial inclusion, local economic development and youth employment.

He joined the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. In 2010, he joined the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, in capacity of Youth Employment Specialist.

Matthieu holds a MBA from Nicholls State University in the U.S.

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Agriculture and Youth Employment: The Missing Link

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 2:42 PM

Suk Moo Lee is a sensation in his native Korea: He has combined farming and camping to invent 'farmping' on his blueberry farm and, in 2013, his innovation brought in USD 200,000 in profit.

Suk Moo swapped his polished shoes...

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How Can Sports Help to Promote Youth Employment?

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 10:50 AM

What do employers expect from employees? For the most part, that they are hard-working, punctual, disciplined, creative, team players, proactive, risk takers, responsible, leaders in their own fields, respectful, results-driven, positive, competitive, fun and energetic.

These qualities are known as "soft skills." They are common expectations from the world of...

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