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Digital Skills for Youth Employment in Africa

Digitalisation and technological advancements are changing the world of work and the skills needed for employment. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone an estimated 230 million jobs will require digital skills within the next decade offering employment opportunities for its ever growing youth population. However, young people in Africa face several barriers that prevent them to obtain the types of skills required for employment. The evidence synthesis paper published by INCLUDE explores the challenges and opportunities of this digital transformation and presents recommendations of how to equip Africa’s youth for the future of work.

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Addressing the disconnects: Meaningful youth engagement in youth employment programmes and policies

This article summarises the key recommendations presented during the webinar “Addressing the Disconnects: Promoting Youth Engagement for Decent Employment” that took place on 13 December 2022. The webinar was organised by INCLUDE and Youth Employment Funders Group (YEFG), with the support of Restless Development, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Citi Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A decent proposal: self-employment for women in Uganda

This blog is part of a case study that examined decent work in the context of the work lives of self-employed and rural women in central Uganda in collaboration with 100WEEKS, a cash transfer graduation programme.

Do Ugandan rural smallholder farmers have green jobs?

This blog is part of a case study in collaboration with TUNADO and Woord en Daad that examines how smallholder agriculture and apiculture fit into the green jobs discussion

A moment to reflect

As the year is ending, so comes the time to reflect. This year especially since it is our 10 years anniversary, making it the perfect to celebrate the great work done, but also to learn. And what better way to learn than to reflect on what we have been doing and to take stock?

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Presentation INCLUDE Synthesis report COVID-19 and Africa: A synthesis of 12 country studies

Concerned with the implications of COVID-19 for inequalities in Africa, the INCLUDE Platform put out…

21 Jun 2022 in Zoom / online
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Employment Creation for Youth in Kenya - Webinar

This event is an in-country dissemination workshop presenting the findings of the research on youth…

18 Mar 2022 in Nairbobi and Online
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Work and Income for Young Men and Women in Africa: Case of Uganda - Webinar

The Economic Policy Research Centre in conjunction with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and…

10 Mar 2022 in Online - Zoom
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Sectoral Development: Assessing the Conditions that drive Youth Employment in Key Sectors of the Nigerian economy - Webinar

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), in collaboration with AERC, will be hosting in-country dissemination…

08 Mar 2022 in Online
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Dynamic of Youth Employment in Mozambique - Webinar

In 2021, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and the…

10 Mar 2022 in Maputo, Mozambique - Online via Zoom