PRESENTATION: Sharing Solutions for African Youth Workforce Development: Scoping a New Peer Learning Network, Sep 2016

Results for Development, Umsizi Fund, WAVE Academies,
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Sep 30, 2016

Building on the professional connections unleashed at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities (YEO) Summit, this session will explore how a peer learning network for workforce development practitioners could deepen the impact and enhance ongoing connections between organizations that have a commitment to African youth workforce development. 

Specifically, Results for Development and Umsizi Fund will share the preliminary hypotheses and results of a scoping exercise on the potential for a peer learning network of African youth workforce development practitioners. This presentation will identify both the issues that this learning network could cover – for example, common challenges and breakthrough approaches from African-focused implementers – as well as potential models for peer learning. 

Anticipated key outcomes from the session will include input and reactions on:

  • Issues that such a community could successfully tackle and areas that network members could support each other in addressing (participant input will confirm, supplement, or negate preliminary hypotheses and results)

  • Community participants that would like to continue engagement and dialogue following the Summit

  • Preferences and options for how such a community would connect


This interactive session will last for 60 minutes. Implementers with experience in African Youth Workforce Development will specifically be pre-invited to attend, but participation is open to all with an interest in this area.




Caitlin Moss, Senior Program Associate, Results for Development (USA)

Shubha Jayaram, Senior Program Officer, Results for Development (USA)

Amy Brakeman, President, Umsizi Fund (USA)

Misan Rewane, CEO, WAVE Academies (Nigeria)

Noella Moshi, Programs/Expansion Lead, WAVE Academies (Nigeria)

Workforce Development
Sub-Saharan Africa
Vocational Education