Young people and work in the global south

Young people and work in the global south

Young people and work in the global south
Saturday 26 September 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
Saturday 26 September 2020, 12.00pm to 1.00pm BST
  • Young people at work in the global south
    Young women creating beaded items that they will sell to bolster their small businesses with income from cultural tourism, part of the living support they've received from Restless Development in Karamoja, Uganda. Courtesy: Restless Development
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Colleges, Humanities, Social sciences

1 billion young people will need jobs in the next decade and only 400 million will get one. The majority live in lower income countries, and may never have regular work. We share the outcomes of research led by young people in Uganda, and how they create opportunities for themselves.

Speakers

Dame Barbara Stocking

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Dame Barbara Stocking

Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards College, and a trustee of Restless Development will share the results of a joint research project conducted by the University of Cambridge and Restless Development. The work has deepened insight into the experiences of and opinions about work, as shared by young people in lower income countries. Placing young people’s voices in direct conversation with policy expertise and academic findings, the work identified urgent steps for global policy changes.

Dame Barbara chaired the Independent Panel of Experts to assess WHO’s response in the Ebola outbreak, reporting in July 2015. She was previously Chief Executive of Oxfam GB from 2001 to 2013, during which time she led major humanitarian responses and campaigns such as 'Grow', for food justice in a resource-constrained world, and 'Make Poverty History'.

Booking information

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Contact

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