Past eventResearch Event

Planning for Africa's Future: Youth Perspectives from Kenya and South Africa

25 April 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Chatham House, London


Moses Anibaba, Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa, British Council
Khumo Magano, Acting Community Relations Manager, Rustenburg Process Division, Anglo American Platinum
Carmel Marock, Executive Director, Singizi Consulting Africa
Simon Ndirangu Mwangi, Founder and CEO, The Bridge Africa
Scheaffer Okore, Vice Chairperson, Ukweli Party
Chair: Natasha Kimani, Academy Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House



Many African governments are facing an emerging policy challenge of how to accommodate growing young adult populations in constrained economic environments. Pathways to economic stability can be unclear, and prospects for long-term employment low. Policymakers must fully understand the perspectives and ideas of this new generation if they are to meet their expectations and achieve the changes needed to ensure future prosperity for their citizens. 

At this UK launch of the British Council’s latest Next Generation research on Kenya and South Africa, report authors and youth representatives will discuss how to expand economic opportunities for young people in the two countries, and how young people can be included in policy planning and implementation.