The INCLUDE annual conference is taking place between 8 and 16 June. This year, the conference is centred around the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19 on the African continent, linking this with what has been learnt from INCLUDE’s research and dialogue programmes over this past year. The conference, which is called ‘Building forward more inclusively’, will consist of seven thematic sessions, during which the floor will be opened to researchers, experts and policymakers from the Netherlands and Africa to share their experiences and insights.

Registrations are closed but you can follow the livestream of the sessions via the links provided below.

Twitter: @INCLUDEplatform
Hashtag: #BuildForwardAfrica

What sessions can you look forward to?

8 June, 14:00–15:00 (CET) – After the COVID-19 shakeup: realities and opportunities for Africa’s development partners; keynote speech

Livestream link:

Read about our keynote speakers


8 June, 15:00–16:30 (CET) – The (un)expected evidence: COVID-19 and inequalities; linked to the research programme ‘Equity in COVID-19

Livestream link:

Session 1 speaker bios


9 June, 14:00–15:30 (CET) – Merging perspectives on decent employment for Africa’s youth post pandemic; linked to our involvement in the Boosting Decent Jobs for Youth Initiative

Livestream link:

Session 2 speaker bios


11 June, 14:00–15:30 (CET) – Uganda’s way: youth employment and participation post-COVID; honing in with partners and platform members on insights from Uganda

Livestream link:

Session 3 speaker bios


15 June, 15:00–16:30 (CET) – Donor meets policymaker: modelling social protection responses on the continent; based on our extensive work on social protection

Livestream link:

Session 4 speaker bios


16 June, 14:00–15:00 (CET) – Resilience amidst COVID-19: approaches and strategies from the African Policy Dialogues; linked to our flagship local dialogues programme, the African Policy Dialogues

Livestream link:

Session 5 speaker bios


16 June, 15:00–16:00 (CET) –  Keynote on innovation strategies for a post-pandemic Africa by Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi (ACET) & conference highlights through the eyes of youth; wrapping up and looking ahead

Livestream link:

Read about closing keynote speakers