Operationalising the Demographic Dividend: What must governments and other stakeholders do?

The African Union (AU) launched the Roadmap to Harness the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth in 2017 and a declaration was made for member states to domesticate and implement the roadmap. While countries have embraced the roadmap, many are struggling to come up with effective implementation modalities to operationalise the roadmaps. Under this sub-theme, we invite papers, particularly from policy-makers, the private sector, and other stakeholders. The sessions will focus on:
a) Providing practical interventions necessary to realise the Demographic Dividend roadmap
b) Case studies on operationalising the DD within the context of the long-term development objectives of the continent contained in Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
c) Case studies that provide lessons to support implementation programmes targeted at harnessing the DD at both national and sub-national levels.