This exciting initiative sought to develop a cohort of young African researchers with the skills and commitment to engage in policy-oriented research around the challenges of young people and employment in Africa. Its aim is to contribute to the development of outstanding young researchers who will ultimately become leaders in their chosen fields. To kick-start the Network, ten fellowships were awarded in Spring 2016.
Each Matasa Fellow is producing a high quality synthesis paper and related policy brief. The synthesis papers will be published in a special issue of the IDS Bulletin.
The African youth employment challenge is…
In this short film the Matasa Fellows outline their perspectives on the African youth employment challenge.
How the Network is making a difference
In this short film, some of the Matasa Fellows explain how the Network is supporting them.