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The end of project report of the African Policy Dialogue (APD) in Mozambique, referred to as Plataforma Inclusão, on youth employment in Mozambique’s extractive sector. This APD was launched in 2016 facilitateS participatory intersector dialogs on inclusive and youth employment policies in Mozambique. This report contains major project activities, five themes discussed and lessons learned. Below is a summary of the lessons learned and potential outcomes for policy.
Potential project outcomes and relevance for policy dialogue
a) Potential input to the National Labour Policy Action Plan
Plataforma Inclusão may contribute National Labour Policy Action Plan by providing (among other): 1) specific/context based suggestions from young actors/youth perspectives; 2) Highlighting and providing examples on how to integrate the diverse pillars of the Policy as well as expand links to other policies and strategies (i.e.: National Development Strategy 2015-2035); 3) examples of intersector mechanisms of data gathering and analysis, linking youth employment and inclusive growth;
b) Strengthened governance mechanisms:
c) Integrated strategies: Field visits to extractive Industry companies carried out by multisector teams have shown to be a good strategy to advance on integrated strategies, required to addressing interlinks among extractive industry related policy areas (inclusive growth, youth employment, gender, etc);
d) Potential “Label” on Inclusion and youth employment (based on Inquiry on Youth Employment and Inclusive Policies, implemented by the Extractive Industry.
e) Youth participation and empowerment: youth focus on dialogs have shown to be a mechanism to advance and highlight the capacity of young people to contribute to key national debates and decisions, usually restricted to “more experienced” professionals.
f) Gender integration: the gender perspective put forward during dialogs have served as a mechanism to advance on integrating gender within “macro” socio-economic issues and also to give light to sexuality related policy trends (i.e. sexual harassment as a barrier to inclusion and access to employment).
g) Enhanced creative tools for future participatory debates and promotion of access to information (Artistic contents, video and website).
h) Clarification of concepts: Dialogs contributed with examples of how “inclusive growth” (2015-2035 National Development Strategy) can be translated into concrete practices and actions oriented to including the Mozambican population (specific focus on youth) “both as beneficiaries and as producers of growth”.
T.S. Jayne, J. Chamberlin and D.D. Headey