Building Back Better- Advocating for an equitable recovery form Covid19

Africa Youth Partnership Youth-led Research Series by young people from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe

The youth led research was conducted under the Africa Youth Partnership outlining various impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the gaps in recovery processes in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Whilst there have been numerous initiatives conducted by the various authorities in the geographical locations explored by this research, equitable recovery from Covid-19 remains far from being achieved.

Young people constitute the most productive group of most economies and countries world-wide. As the pandemic took effect, they lost their jobs, dropped out of school, and experienced losses in their businesses. As the world seeks to recover, African young people are faced with various challenges as most of them have been utterly forgotten in the recovery process. For some, these recovery efforts have remained a mere story as they have not benefited in any way. The Africa Youth Partnership Project anchored on the fact that young people form the backbone of society and should be considered in every COVID-19 recovery effort. This project is implemented by Restless Development and Youth Opportunity and Transformation in Africa (YOTA) with funding from the Ford foundation in ten African countries namely; Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Gambia, and Uganda. Whilst Restless Development focus on 6 of the 10 countries. The focus of this project is to advocate for an equitable recovery from the pandemic that incorporates every member of society regardless of socioeconomic status.

Read the report

Click here to read the full report and find out more about the impact of the Covid19 on African Youths, recommendations and call to actions to governments and stakeholders.