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January 18, 2019

Boosting youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (WP1609)

In a climate of concern around global economic growth and productivity, youth unemployment is again on the rise, with young people in emerging economies particularly badly affected.

Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, explores, alongside three young people from Sub Saharan Africa, what can be done to tackle this complex issue.


Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, London, Commonwealth Secretariat

Oko Armah, Student at Ghana Institute of Journalism; Programmes Coordinator, Young Leaders for Change Foundation (YLfC)

Abella Bateyunga, Founder, Tanzania Bora Initiative

Gerald Chirinda, Chief Executive Officer, Tapiwa Capital