2024 PEP Policy Conference: the Future of Work in the Global South

June 5, 2024 | Nairobi, Kenya & online

This year's policy conference will explore What Works for Youth Employment in Africa, and the AI Revolution and Labour Markets in Developing Countries.

The future of work is uncertain for millions of people in the Global South, and particularly the youth.

Many countries—particularly in Latin America and Africa—are facing the challenge of high rates of youth unemployment and more young people hoping to join the workforce each and every year. Indeed, by 2030, more young people will be entering the African workforce each year than in the rest of the world combined (IMF).

Added to this, the development and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the global labour markets and the world economy in ways we do not yet fully understand.

On June 5, PEP will host its 2024 Policy Conference exploring two distinct themes relating to the future of work in the Global South:

Providing an opportunity for international academic and governmental participants to debate the issues at hand, the conference will help bridge the gap between research and policy to promote development.

After four years of fully online policy conferences, PEP is delighted to be bringing together our researchers, partners and collaborators for an in-person event held as part of the 2024 PEP Annual Conference. It will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 9 a.m. (UTC+3). 

Find out more and see the session programs on the conference webpage.

FUNDED BY

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