Policy dialogue on youth unemployment

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Policy dialogue on youth unemployment

28th February 2018


What: According to the 2016 World Bank report on jobs, Expanding Job Opportunities in Ghana, about 48 percent of the youth in Ghana between the ages 15-24 years do not have jobs. The country needs to create about 300,000 new jobs every year from 2016 to 2020 to absorb the growing population.

To help find permanent and sustainable solutions to the growing youth unemployment challenge, the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) in collaboration with the INCLUDE Platform organized a policy dialogue on job creation in Ghana. This dialogue followed two meetings held on 15 July and 28 September 2016, which attracted over 200 stakeholders.

The third meeting in the series discussed the government’s policy initiatives towards job creation, including how these policies will be rolled out to impact positively on youth unemployment. The policy dialogue also served as a platform to launch the Youth and Skills Chapter of the Pan African Coalition for Transformation (PACT).

ACET acts as the secretariat to PACT, which was launched at the first African Transformation Forum, held in March 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. PACT is a network of like-minded countries, organizations and sponsors sharing valuable knowledge about successful initiatives, policies and reforms to speed up implementation of transformation strategies in Africa. PACT is organized around eight thematic chapters, namely agriculture, manufacturing, extractives, resource mobilization and management, regional integration and trade, financial inclusion, youth employment and skills, and power and electricity.

INCLUDE is a knowledge platform that offers insight into policy matters and research issues related to inclusive development.

When: Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 9.00am.

Where: An invitation-only event,took place at the Fiesta Royale, Accra, Ghana

Who: The dialogue brought together major stakeholders in the youth employment space. These included policy makers, private sector, civil society, academia, development partners, youth networks and the media.

For more information contact: Francis Abebrese on fabebrese@acetforafrica.org

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28th February 2018


Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra
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