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Youth employment and migration in eastern and southern Africa

This two-year project will propose and initiate evidence-based strategies for creating decent employment opportunities and supporting entrepreneurship in the face of the youth population boom Africa is experiencing. It will focus on the way migration impacts youth employment, self-employment, and entrepreneurship in eastern and southern Africa. It will examine gender differences in migration trends and the causes of youth migration pressures. It will profile young African migrant workers, their working conditions, and their opportunities for entrepreneurship.

The project will also assess the results of youth policies, as well as employment and empowerment strategies, and create a new body of knowledge on how economic opportunities of migrant youth can be enhanced. It will develop innovative engagement with youth on their participation in migration and employment in selected countries. It will also document and disseminate best practices that empower migrant youth to participate in business enterprises.

The project will be led by the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC), a research organization dedicated to undertaking and streamlining policy-oriented research, training, and dialogue on internal as well as international forms of voluntary, forced, and irregular migration. The project will be implemented in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, and Zambia.

Project ID
108368
Project Status
Active
Duration
24 months
IDRC Officer
Paul Okwi
Total Funding
CA$ 697,900.00
Location
Kenya
Malawi
Uganda
Zambia
Programs
Sustainable Inclusive Economies
Employment and Growth
Institution Country
Uganda
Project Leader
Abel Nzabona
Institution
Centre for Basic Research
Institution Country
zambia
Project Leader
Frank Chansa
Institution
Council of the University of Zambia
Institution Country
Kenya
Project Leader
Linda Oucho
Institution
AFRICAN MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY CENTRE
Institution Country
malawi
Project Leader
Winford Masanjala
Institution
University of Malawi