Upcoming Seminar on Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa


PIM is happy to invite all interested parties to attend or join virtually to our first brownbag seminar this year dedicated to the Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminar will take place at 12.00 pm on 27 February at IFPRI.

The World Bank has recently issued a report on this topic, and we are inviting you to meet the authors and brainstorm some of the work on youth employment that we can include in the 2015-16 PIM portfolio.

Frank Byamugisha, the author of “Securing Africa's Land for Shared Prosperity: A Program to Scale Up Reforms and Investments” will also join our discussion to offer perspective on improving access to land for young people.


Louise Fox, Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, Former World Bank Lead Economist

Frank Byamugisha, Former Africa Region Lead Land Specialist, The World Bank

Karen Brooks, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)

“Eleven million youth are expected to enter Africa’s labor market every year for the next decade. Despite rapid growth in formal wage sector jobs, the majority of these youth are likely to work on family farms and in household enterprises, often with very low incomes. To boost young people’s earnings, governments need to hasten overall business climate reforms, strengthen basic education, and make land, infrastructure, training and financing more accessible”.  

See more in the World Bank blog New Report Outlines Priorities to Address Africa’s Youth Employment Challenge


Event will take places at IFPRI, 2033 K Street N.W., Washington DC 20006, Conference Room 4A

To join us virtually on the day of the event -  click on the link  at around 11:45AM (Washington time) to install a small piece of software and join GoToMeeting. This will allow you to see the presenter's screen on your computer screen. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.

Or, call in using your telephone:

Dial +1 (213) 493-0604

Access Code: 232-204-142

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 232-204-142

If you have any further questions, please contact us.


Photo: cover image of the booklet "Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Overview"