INCLUDE Conference: Boosting youth employment in Africa: what works and why?

The Knowledge Platform INCLUDE and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs will jointly organize a conference on ‘Boosting youth employment in Africa: what works and why?’ on 30 May in The Hague. The conference will be hosted by the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms Lilianne Ploumen.

Creating productive and sustainable jobs for African youth on a large scale is a priority issue in international dialogues. This conference wants to provide a platform to Dutch, European and African policymakers and other stakeholders to exchange knowledge and the latest research evidence to formulate solutions with impact. Young African entrepreneurs from e.g. agribusiness and the tech sector as well as (political) youth leaders will be present to share their successes and challenges.

Opening speech by Ms Lilianne Ploumen, Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Keynotes by Ms Louise Fox, Chief Economist at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ms Ginette Nzau-Muteta, Coordinator Jobs for Youth, African Development Bank. 

Panel sessions will feature experts from (among other institutes) ILO, World Bank, International Development Research Centre, Agence Francaise Développement; academics from (African) knowledge institutes; representatives from the private sector and NGOs. Young African entrepreneurs, policymakers and experts will present country-level strategies to boost youth employment (Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Niger/Nigeria, Benin, and conflict-sensitive countries).

Participation in the conference is on invitation only. More information on INCLUDE's website.

The African Studies Centre Leiden hosts INCLUDE's Secretariat, which is responsible for the Platform’s knowledge management. The Secretariat is a consortium made up of the ASCL, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and The Broker

Date, time and location

30 May 2017
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

Conference website