Education and employment in developing countries: Challenges and solutions for young people

When:  May 18, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (GMT)
Associated with  Open Forum
Join us for the first event from the Education and Employment Futures group, as a panel of leading academics and policy experts convene to discuss opportunities for youth education and employment in developing countries.

Our panel will consider the following questions:
  • What do you see as the key challenges for the future of education and employment?
  • What do you see as key opportunities, pathways or solutions we could explore through the Forum for Global Challenges?

Host: Dr Christian Darko, Lecturer in Applied Business and Labour Economics, University of Birmingham

Panel Chair: Professor Peter Kraftl, Chair in Human Geography, University of Birmingham


  • Dr Namita Datta, Program Manager| Solutions for Youth Employment  (S4YE), World Bank Group
  • David Evans PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Professor William Baah-Boateng, Associate Professor of Economics and Head of Economics Department, University of Ghana
  • Professor Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development, UCL Institute of Education
  • Dr Rafael Mitchell, Lecturer in Comparative and International Education, University of Bristol


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