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August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Is ‘mind-set change’ the new frontier for Africa’s youth?

This expert opinion refutes the notion that the mind-set change of young people towards a more ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’ is the solution. First, surely it is right that we are very cautious about any analysis that defines the views, perspectives, attitudes and imagined futures of a whole generation – their mind-set – as problematic. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Youth in agribusiness in Africa: turning knowledge into action

This blog highlights the potential for fostering entrepreneurship and creating role models to persuade youth not to relocate to cities. The author states that a supporting environment should be provided for young people to thrive in agriculture and agribusiness. »

New vacancies YEP programmes
July 24, 2017News
New vacancies YEP programmes

There are nine new Young Expert Programmes (YEP) job opportunities available. Main goal of the YEP Programmes, consisting of YEP Agrofood and YEP Water, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. The current vacancies, of which six in YEP Agrofood, in Zambia, Bangladesh, »

July 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
A spatial analysis of youth livelihoods and rural transformation in Ghana

This policy note gives a spatial analysis of youth livelihoods and rural transformation for Ghana. It discusses the shift away from agriculture, occurring throughout rural Ghana, which is much more pronounced for youth. »

June 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
Digitisation: Game changer for rural Africa?

This issue presents technologies and initiatives with practical relevance, that bear a potential for up-scaling, are locally adapted and can above all benefit small-scale farmers and the young generation. »

June 19, 2017Knowledge Portal
Africa’s youth employment challenge: New perspectives

This issue of the IDS Bulletin reflects challenges to youth employment in Africa and demonstrates how political context shapes youth-related policy. It illustrates the need for critical reflection on the multiple and divergent meanings of work and highlight an urgent need to rethink interventions that promote entrepreneurship. »