The African Policy Dialogue on youth employment interventions in Ghana is launching its first event on the 9th September 2020. The African Policy Dialogue is a collaboration between the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, the Netherlands African Business Council (NABC), and the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC) with support from INCLUDE Knowledge Platform. The APD promotes evidence-based policymaking on inclusive development in Africa through research, knowledge sharing and policy dialogues.
On the 9th of September 2020, a stakeholder engagement session will be organised on ‘The Way Forward for Sustainable Youth Employment in Ghana’ in Accra, Ghana. The session will kick-start the conversation across sectors on a way forward for youth employment in Ghana.
Stakeholders from the private sector, public sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs/CSOs, private sector support, political parties and youth themselves are invited for the dialogue around youth development while adopting evidence-based knowledge. The evidence-based knowledge will be provided by Prof Baah-Boateng, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, University of Ghana Legon. He will present a research paper on youth employment in Ghana. After discussing the research findings, each participant will join a roundtable to discuss the cross-sectoral possibilities for the youth in Ghana. The event is guided by the Master of Ceremony Bernard Avle, Director of News Programming at Citi FM.
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All the input gathered during the stakeholder engagement session will feed into the discussion paper on youth employment in Ghana. The next activity for the APD would be the expert meetings in the first quarter of 2021 to work on a sustainable way forward for youth development in Ghana.