Experts meeting to facilitate youth employment in Africa

Monday, March 31, 2014 to Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Ivory Coast


To prepare for the “Regional Event on Youth Employment in Africa”, which will take place on 21, 22 and 23 July 2014 in Abidjan, each of the 32 countries invited will have to produce a report with data on the labour market, information on the most important national youth training and employment schemes and analysis of the pre-requisites for their success.

In a letter to the ministers of the countries invited, Mr Moussa Dosso, the Côte d' Ivoire Minister of State and Minister of Employment, Social Affairs and Vocational Training, asked them to appoint an expert responsible for the production, during the first quarter of 2014, of “a detailed study on how their country invests in training, employment and job creation for young people.” The letter also informed them about the organisation of a meeting of the experts responsible for producing the reports, which will be organised in Abidjan on 31 March and 1 April 2014.

The main objectives of the meeting

The objectives of the meeting of experts are to:

  • report on progress being made with the country reports and, if necessary, provide individual support for experts who have not completed their work;
  • present the country reports in order to identify the key points raised and possibly those which should be developed and/or examined further;
  • undertake an initial analysis of any strategic and operational points that the countries have in common in order to start identifying potential areas for the development of joint inter-country youth training and employment policies and practices;
  • discuss with the experts about any thematic priorities arising from the country reports to make it possible to start identifying possible key conclusions for the future overall report and proposals for action to be submitted at the Ministerial Conference in July;

The meeting will be moderated so as to maximise the dialogue between experts and thereby strengthen the spirit of cohesion and cooperation among the ICQN/TVSD member countries.