Youth politics: what to make of critical voices through the pandemic


This event, hosted by UK think tank Institute of Overseas Development will focus on young people’s civic and political action before and during the pandemic.

This event will focus on young people’s civic and political action before and during the pandemic, connecting this to debates on civic space. In various countries, lockdowns were accompanied by state violence.

The event will be relevant for academics, policy makers and practitioners working on youth civic and political engagement; civic space; and youth empowerment, outlining key research questions and findings, and implications for future policy and practice.

The webinar is the third in our webinar series on youth in Africa and MENA region, which is linked to the IDS Strategic Research Initiative ‘Ensuring decent work and inclusive politics for youth’ and is also part of IDS’ European Engagement Initiative.

Panellists:

Dr. Marjoke Oosterom, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Dr. Nadine Sika, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the American University in Cairo.

Dr. Dorte Thorsen, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies.

Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the American University in Cairo

Prof. Emma Murphy, Professor of Political economy at Durham University

Rafiu Lawal, United Network Of Young Peacebuilders, Regional Co-ordinator for Central and West Africa

Dr. Dorte Thorsen, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (Chair)

 

 

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