Despite the formulation of policies to create employment and the increasing evidence generated by research on the challenges involved in creating adequate jobs for those joining the labour market in Africa, the extent to which existing knowledge has informed and influenced employment policies and programmes is unknown. Researchers also find it difficult to reach policy actors and influence policy processes with their findings.Utafiti Sera, a community of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other actors to deliberate on and use research evidence to inform and influence policy and action on employment creation in agriculture and agro-processing.
This is one of the policy-knowledge communities that are initiated by INCLUDE Platform members and supported by INCLUDE. With these communities, INCLUDE encourages the use of existing knowledge in policy engagement in African countries and facilitates the uptake of the findings of NWO-WOTRO & INCLUDE research projects at the national level or fills gaps in INCLUDE’s knowledge agenda not covered by these projects.
Organizer: The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)