The African Policy Dialogues (APD) Program


The Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC) in collaboration with the Department of Economics, University of Ghana and Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) with support from INCLUDE Knowledge Platform is launching its first activity under the African Policy Dialogues (APD) program. The APD promotes evidence-based policymaking on inclusive development in Africa through research, knowledge sharing and policy dialogues.

On the 9th of September 2020, a stakeholder engagement session will be organized on ‘The Way Forward for Sustainable Youth Employment in Ghana’. The session will kick-start the conversation across sectors on a way forward for youth employment in Ghana.

Stakeholders from the private sector, public sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs/CSOs, private sector support, political parties and youth themselves are invited for the dialogue around youth development while adopting evidence-based knowledge.

We are honoured to welcome Hon. Wireko-Bobby, Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations to open the African Policy Dialogue on Youth Employment in Ghana. He will share his view on the way forward for youth employment in Ghana. The evidence-based knowledge will be provided by Prof. Baah-Boateng, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, University of Ghana Legon. He will present a research paper on youth employment in Ghana. After discussing the research findings, each participant will join a roundtable to discuss the cross-sectoral possibilities for the youth in Ghana. The event is guided by the Master of Ceremony Bernard Avle, Director of News Programming at Citi FM.

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All the input gathered during the stakeholder engagement session will feed into the discussion paper on youth employment in Ghana. The next activity for the APD would be the expert meetings in the first quarter of 2021 to work on a sustainable way forward for youth development in Ghana.

For more details about the APD and the event, please contact For information on the project, visit

Visit to view Dreams, Needs & Diversity: Portraits of Ghana’s Youth Docuseries. It features four video’s showing ‘Portraits of Youth’ are developed for the African Policy Dialogue ‘The Way Forward for Sustainable Youth Employment in Ghana’ in September 2020. The profiles showcase the diversity of the youth in Ghana: their various backgrounds, expectations, dreams and needs. It’s essential to recognize that youth is not a homogenous group in order to develop tailor-made programs in line their needs.


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