On 15 October, more than 80 participants from a wide range of countries gathered in Leiden for the INCLUDE working conference on ‘What works to promote employment prospects for women and youth: Policy-knowledge interactions for inclusive development in Africa’. The conference showcased existing knowledge, which was further enriched with new reports and insights. The conference also strengthened exchange between Dutch and African scientists, policy-makers and practitioners on employment prospects for women and youth in Africa – a theme that is at the heart of INCLUDE’s knowledge agenda. The findings of the conference can be summarized in the following seven principles relating to policy analysis and decision-making, which also guide the INCLUDE strategy:
The members and the secretariat of INCLUDE are actively supporting local initiatives in Africa aimed at knowledge sharing on inclusive development between stakeholders and researchers.
You can download the full report of the working conference on this page.