North Africa was hard-hit by high levels of youth unemployment, low female labour force participation, compromised job quality, increasing informality and, slow productivity and underemployment. Yet, countries have been able to move past emergency and short-term responses to undertake substantial reforms in favour of a more inclusive and job-rich growth.
Under the theme “Scale up actions for youth employment”, the two-day conference addressed the most pressing issues of Youth and Decent Work in North Africa. The interactive platform provided an opportunity to share the latest key initiatives, results, and priorities ahead for each country.
The programme of YENA included:
- Information session: Youth and decent work in North Africa
- Country presentations: Key initiatives, results, and priorities ahead
- A panel discussion: Closing the youth employment gap in North Africa
- Two High- level Dialogue sessions dedicated to the “Pillars of decent work for youth” and “A new roadmap for youth employment promotion in North Africa”.
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