Next Generation Kenya is a joint project of the British Council and the UK Department for International Development (DfID) through the East Africa Research Fund (EARF). It follows similar Next Generation projects in Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan and Nigeria in researching the perceptions and aspirations of young people in countries experiencing youth bulges, producing recommendations for improved policies to capitalise on the potential of the next generation, and giving a voice to young people as they attempt to shape their countries’ future. The project combines policy-relevant research with a strategic communications campaign to disseminate and use the findings to enhance young people’s ability to influence policy.
Next Generation Kenya, in particular, seeks to:
1) Understand the economic aspirations, challenges and lived realities for young people in Kenya.
2) Engage young people strategically in national and regional dialogue on these aspirations and expectations.
3) Use research evidence to support informed policy-making and policy change geared at young people’s economic opportunities and voice.
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