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IDRC, INCLUDE, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) seek concept notes for action-oriented research aimed at informing the design of effective and innovative interventions that boost decent employment for Africa’s youth.
This initiative will support cutting-edge research projects that address either one of the following priority research themes:
- Soft skills and digital jobs for youth; and
- Effective approaches to foster work-based learning programs and mentorship.
Concept notes under each theme must address gender constraints that hold young women back from improving their economic prospects and accessing decent work.
The call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations, academia, research institutions, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations around the world. However, the applicant must have a strong presence in sub-Saharan Africa or a partnership with a sub-Saharan-based institution.
Submission deadline: October 8, 2018
Apply online via the IDRC website.
Download the full call document (PDF, 322KB)
For information or questions about this call, please contact the organizers directly.