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Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018 Time: 12:30 – 14:00
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Dr Alude Mahali, HSRC
Dr Adam Cooper, Dr Alexis Habiyaremye, Dr Mokhantso Makoae, Dr Benita Moolman, HSRC and Dr Sarah Chiumbu, University of Johannesburg
For African countries to realiseuplift the majority of youth aged 15 to 24 and focus on adolescents. In the next 30 years, this population will be middle-aged adults and collectively will be more than critical to Africa’s economic growth and development.
This study provides critical perspectives on issues affecting young people in the wider African context. The theoretical frameworks of youth empowerment and youth development were used to analyse how youth development outcomes are shaped by policies and social investments, in the form of institutions and programmes that address the needs of youth and influence young people’s transition to adulthood. The particular focus is how national policies and implementation have evolved since the adoption of the African Youth Charter (AYC) in 2006 to address education and skills development; youth employment, unemployment and social protection; young people’s health including sexual and reproductive health; gender equality; participation and citizenship.
The Ford Foundation provided funding to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to conduct the study about the state of African Youth.
their development aspirations and goals, they should, among others,
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