Youth Employment in Africa, Ghana – Program Schedule

Ghana Agenda

Theme: “Youth Employment in Africa”

“We want to hear from Africa’s young people themselves about how we can do more to create good paying jobs,” said the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa Shanta Devarajan. “These sessions are vital to hear directly from them.”

Friday April 20th 2012

Morning Session

10.00- 10.30 Registration- Networking

10.30- 10.40 Welcome From Africa Gathering Curator and World Bank

10.40- 11.45 Open Debate: Who is employed and who is not?

11.45- 12.00 Let’s talk about Jobs: How hard is it to find a good paying Job in Ghana?

12.00- 13.00 What sorts of jobs are out there for the youth?

13.00- 14.00LUNCH- TEA- COFFEE

Afternoon Session

1400- 15.45 – Focused Talking Point (Youth and Employment)

Case Study

Analysis & Discussion

  • Employment: Why aren’t we employed?
  • Youth & Technology: Can they be employed through Technology? Agriculture or others disciplines?
  • Policy and Education:  How can we create Jobs for the youth? Is our education system enabling or failing the Youth?
  • Hiring the Youth: Who is making their dreams come true?

15.45-16.15– Group reflexions- what did you learn and share today?

  • Compare it to your situation
  • How apply it to your personal context
  • Pros and cons based on your perspective
  • Processes taken to make this conclusion
  • Immediate actions to take forward

16.15- 16.45– Group Leaders Presentation of Outcomes & Discussion on ideas shared

16.45- 17.00– Curator last Word and Thank you

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