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Project

FutureWORKS East and Southern Africa hub: skills for a sustainable and inclusive future of work
 

South of Sahara
Project ID
110280
Total Funding
CAD 1,689,400.00
IDRC Officer
Paul Okwi
Project Status
Active
Duration
60 months

Programs and partnerships

Lead institution(s)

Project leader:
Ruth Castel-Branco
South Africa

Summary

This project will support research, capacity development and policy engagement with a focus on how macro-structural forces will affect the trajectory of jobs and skills in East and Southern Africa.Read more

This project will support research, capacity development and policy engagement with a focus on how macro-structural forces will affect the trajectory of jobs and skills in East and Southern Africa. It will undertake research at three levels of skills formation: the global and regional level will explore how macro-structural forces will affect the trajectory of jobs and skills required; the national level will analyze the factors that shape skills and their institutions; and the local level will explore the experiences of working people and marginalized groups, especially women and youth, in skills ecosystems. Gender analysis will be at the core of this research. The results will be disseminated through policy briefs, learning events, high-level policy dialogues, outreach to international journals and media houses, and synergies with researchers and stakeholders across the Global South.

This project will generate new knowledge and enhance the capacity of researchers and institutions in these countries to develop appropriate policies on skills formation that contribute to socially inclusive, low-carbon and digital economies. It will also include the establishment of a research hub for East and Southern Africa that will manage and implement a call for proposals on the future of work.