The Policy Knowledge Community (PKC) in Mozambique held a kick-off workshop on 28-29 July 2016 in Maputo. The one and half day workshop was hosted by the Center for Public Integrity  in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Vocational Training. The workshop brought together over 35 stakeholders in employment sector to establish to establish a policy knowledge community and to identify policy priorities to enable young people to benefit from jobs created in the extractive industry. The delegates included government agencies, civil society organizations and extractive sector firms. The PKC aims to gather evidence on people’s employment experiences and propose strategies for inclusion of youths in extractive sector jobs. The participants acknowledged the need to address employment challenges especially among the youth and identified strategies to address the challenges. The actors also agreed on how to collaborate to enhance evidence based policy making to reduce unemployment in Mozambique.

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