What Works in Youth Employment

Knowledge sharing event on boosting youth employment in Africa through public works programmes

Representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations from many African countries will get together in Ethiopia to explore what works to boost youth employment in the region.

The two-day regional event will facilitate exchange of experiences and good practices on what works to boost youth employment through public works programmes.  It will serve as an interactive forum for exchange and peer learning of effective, replicable and scalable solutions to support young women and men in the labour market. One possible outcome of the discussion will be a set of recommendations that support the design and implementation of public work programmes that positively impact labour market outcomes of youth.
The event targets ILO constituents and other relevant stakeholders involved in designing and implementing youth employment or public works programmes or exploring the potential of public works to address youth employment challenges. Participants will come from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The two-day regional event is part of a series of “What Works in Youth Employment” Knowledge Sharing Events designed to facilitate learning and dialogue around key topics.