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Invitation – Launch of the African Youth Livelihoods Virtual Museum

30 November 2023

Please join us for an immersive, virtual reality experience on 30 November at 13:00 South Africa Standard Time (UTC+02:00). The session will take place in the African Youth Livelihoods Virtual Museum – an HSRC initiative produced as part of The Imprint of Education (TIE) research study conducted in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. The landing page to enter the museum is here (links to enter the museum will only be functional on the day of the launch):

This platform has been produced by eight Young African Research Fellows together with Dr Adam Cooper and the TIE research team.

The virtual museum highlights structural barriers that African youth experience in generating livelihoods. It contains webinars, real art depicting aspects of work and livelihoods by young African artists, book reviews, a podcast series and other materials. A 360-degree photograph of Computer Village, Lagos by one young artist, Okereke James, forms the backdrop for the museum.

We invite you to enter and explore the space on 30 November at 13:00 SAST. Shortly thereafter, we will share a presentation on the making of the platform and play an episode from our podcast series, Hustling the African Dream. Instructions and a tutorial video are available on the landing page (, helping you learn how to navigate the museum. Please confirm attendance by emailing Dr Adam Cooper at

Please note, the preferred browser for the virtual museum is Google Chrome.