Rapid population growth coupled with limited economic opportunities in rural developing markets has made rural youth unemployment a pressing challenge and a development priority. Concurrently, uncorrected poor vision is the world's largest disability affecting 1 in 3 people (2.5 billion people) primarily due to access to trained vision care professionals in rural areas. By providing skills training to create "vision entrepreneurs" who can generate a sustainable livelihood by providing vision care to their communities a unique solution can be found. Social enterprises and NGOs in these emerging markets have taken up the mantle of providing the relevant skills and expertise to launch them as entrepreneurs. A Development Impact Bond has been conceptualized to support the skills training of rural youth in vision care to create sustainable Vision Entrepreneurs with industry experts and private sector partner. As convener of the DIB, Essilor International invites you to a session to discuss the architecture of the
06-11-2019 14:30 - 15:15Hosted by: Benedicte Bonnet
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