Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel G42 (1 video; 7 papers, 4 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

Economically empowered young people in Africa: promoting creativity and inclusiveness
[initiated by Aflatoun International]

Livia Remeijers (Aflatoun International);
Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden).

Stream: G: Youth and gender issues
Start time: 11 February, 2021 at 10:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 2

Long abstract:
This panel investigates the issue of improving the social and economic empowerment of children and young people across Africa, looking at initiatives that are helping young women and men to take control, to self-determine, and to achieve their life and work goals. Economic limitations are frequently referenced as a barrier to a child or youth's social mobility, papers and other types of presentations will therefore provide experience or research related to: (1) pathways to greater child social and economic empowerment, (2) enablers to help address the economic barriers in health, education, social protection and other sectors' programmes; (3) the means to bridge the transferable skills gap from education to the workforce, and make better use of existing creativity and pioneering ideas.

7 Accepted papers:
1 no pdf file present Exploring Africa's digital revolution and prospects of decent jobs for youth

2 no pdf file present The place of gender in economic empowerment discussions for African youth

3 no pdf file present Employment as a strategy for youth resilience to violence and crime in the suburbs of Dakar, Senegal

4 pdf file present Youth training and the gender challenge in Africa: case of Safaricom Foundation scholarship programme

5 pdf file present A call to action: designing from the 'farthest-behind-first' lens

6 pdf file present Improving social and economic empowerment of young people through social and financial education (SFE): the challenge of SFE integration at secondary education level in Cameroon

7 pdf file present Navigating African feminisms: Wangari Maathai as a portrait

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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