Making knowledge work for inclusive development

 INCLUDE is an independent knowledge platform funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2012. INCLUDE promotes and facilitates evidence-based policymaking on inclusive development, with a focus on Africa. We do this through our three pillars: Research, Knowledge Exchange and Policy Dialogues. Our platform members play a central role in the knowledge platform. The majority are African experts in the field of development, and they leverage their lived experiences, expertise and relevant networks to inform the strategic direction of the platform.

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Latest News & Blogs

5 Key insights for greening TVET in the solar industry in Africa

This year INCLUDE joined the Solar Hands-on Training and International Network of Exchange (SHINE). In this EU-funded consortium, we are working together with African VET schools and European partners on greening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the solar industry in Africa. As the research partner, we are laying the project's theoretical foundation. Through literature review and discussions with experts and practitioners, we have gleaned key insights that are shared in this blog. 

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Video: Making Digital Public Services Inclusive

Our research programme on the digitalisation of basic services in Africa explored how digitisation relates to inclusion. As more and more public services are digitalised governments must be cognisant of the exclusion that can occur, specifically within poor and vulnerable groups.

Infographic: How to Make Plastic Waste Work for Green & Decent Jobs for Youth in Africa

Plastic waste recycling presents an opportunity to create sustainable jobs while benefiting the environment. But the question remains, how can stakeholders contribute to a conducive waste recycling ecosystem, unlocking its green job potential among Africa’s youth? We are excited to present an infographic showcasing the pathways and recommendations for Green & Decent Jobs for Youth in Africa.

Closing the loop: 3 barriers to decent youth employment in Africa’s waste management sector

This blog is part of a research project on the opportunities for decent work for youth in Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector, in collaboration with the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE). Waste management in Africa is a major challenge for sustainable and inclusive development. Due to poor management, 90% of the waste generated in Africa is disposed of in landfills and uncontrolled dumpsites with severe consequences for the environment and people working in the waste management sector.

Exploring the Green Job Potential of Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector

We are happy to announce the continuation of our research partnership with the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE), focusing on decent youth employment in the context of the Green Economy transition in Africa. Building on the insights from last year’s research report, this project will further explore the potential for green jobs creation by looking at the waste recycling sector in Africa, continuing our research into Green Jobs as a possible solution for Africa’s increasing youth population. 

Latest Events

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Waste2Work: Strengthening youth voices across the world of work in the waste sector

On April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day, with this year’s theme being Plastics Vs Planet. As a result, CFYE, INCLUDE and VSO will organize a webinar that focuses on strengthening youth voices in promoting green solutions and livelihood opportunities in the waste sector in Kenya.

22 Apr 2024 in Online
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Skills for Inclusive and Decent Work in Africa’s Digital Economy-UN 2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum Side Event

This UN 2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum side event builds on INCLUDE’s evidence synthesis paper Digital Skills for Youth Employment in  Africa, recently published in the context of the Boosting Decent Employment for Africa’s Youth research programme.

26 Apr 2023 in New York
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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