Jared Penner, Director of Thought Leadership and Consultancy, Child and Youth Finance International
Jared Penner has been involved in youth economic empowerment and educational programming for the past 10 years. He has managed projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and Asia, as well as numerous international working groups on integrated financial and educational services. He currently manages the Global Engagement and Evaluation Department at Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), advancing quality standards in Child and Youth Friendly Banking and financial, social and entrepreneurship education through a global network of education authorities and youth serving organizations.
He has coordinated numerous stakeholder meetings, workshops and conference sessions on youth financial services, curriculum development and educational programming for both formal and non-formal financial environments. He holds a BA in Global Political Economy from the University of Manitoba and an MA in Political Science and Development Studies from Carleton University.