January 2014: Cally Ardington
will present a paper and chair a session at the IDRC
and Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)
hosted international conference "Youth Employment in sub-Saharan Africa
” in Dakar, Senegal, from January 28 to 30, 2014. With the sub-theme, "Putting youth to work through research and practice
,” the conference will serve as a lead-in to a special session of the African Union (AU) conference, where labour ministers will adopt a new declaration and plan of action to promote jobs in Africa. These efforts will in turn feed into a summit of the AU Heads of State to mark the 10th anniversary of the Ouagadougou Declaration on Employment and Poverty Alleviation in Africa.