Join your current and future colleagues, competitors, funders, partners, and others for a day of discussion, debate, information exchange, and networking. Attendees will include development professionals representing the private sector, NGOs, think tanks, consulting firms, government agencies, multilateral institutions, universities, and more, actively engaged in international development. This conference typically draws around 900 people working in all sectors who come to share information and network.
We will have keynote addresses, breakout panels, an exhibit hall, plenty of networking time, and our popular topical discussion lunch during which you can pick a table and engage in discourse with others on your table’s assigned topic.
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Findings of the Invisible Lives research indicate that:
- Young people in Africa diversify their livelihoods, undertaking a mix of informal sector employment, self-employment, and agriculture-related activities to sustain their livelihood.
- Agricultural production is central to young people’s livelihoods, but agricultural incomes were meagre. Many young people run small enterprises that can be easily started, stopped, and restarted as needed. The most successful young people in both Ghana and Uganda diversified their income and risk by growing multiple crops, raising a variety of livestock, and pursuing a wide range of additional activities.
- Both formal and informal wage employment is rare and sporadic, or elusive. While the informal sector, which constitutes about 80 percent of Africa’s labour force, provided more wage employment opportunities for young people, they were by no means abundant.
- Support networks are critical for young people and they play an extensive role in their lives, not only providing support in the form of advice regarding where to look for and how to find employment, skills development, and business guidance, but also proving instrumental in accessing financial resources needed.