First W4Y Regional Meeting

Labour market transitions of young women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa

Constituents from eight Sub-Saharan countries are to share and discuss the findings of school-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) conducted in their countries within the Work4Youth (W4Y) project.

Agenda of the Work4Youth Regional Conference for Sub-Saharan Africa


Eight Sub-Saharan countries (Benin, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia) have gone through a school-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) and drafted analytic reports to summarize the findings.The first regional report – Labour market transitions of young women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa – is currently being drafted and will be ready for dissemination in December 2013.

Governments’, workers’ and employers’ representatives from the eight sub-Saharan African countries covered by the study, as well as senior officials from Ethiopia and observers from regional and international institutions, civil society and development partners, are taking part in a two-day conference to discuss their experience within the Work4Youth project, to validate the regional report and discuss good practices in youth employment policy and programmes in the region.

The workshop will offer an opportunity for strategizing around current ILO initiatives in the African region, including technical cooperation under the W4Y and other projects, and within the framework of the Joint Initiative on Youth Employment (involving also the African Union, AfDB and UNECA). >> Read more

Objective of the meeting

  • Participants have better awareness of the findings of the Work4Youth research work in the Sub-Saharan African region and have expressed their feedback on the findings themselves and on the data collection process;
  • Participants are more familiar with how statistical evidence can support policy design and monitoring;
  • Participants have better awareness of policy options toward improved labour market transitions of young people in the region.

For more information or interview requests, please contact the Regional office for Africa, Tel: +251 911 21 81 15,, the ILO Department of Communications ( Tel: +4122/799-7912).