Youth Think Tank

The Youth Think Tank (YTT) is a research group made up of young people from the Foundation’s networks. In partnership with Restless Development, it trains and mentors young people to conduct research, collect evidence, and document youth needs, challenges, and aspirations. Each year, a new cohort conducts research in their communities and makes recommendations based on their findings. Research is focused on key issues that affect youth. The YTT was launched in 2012, and since then, it has grown to 100 researchers from seven countries across the continent.

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Youth Think Tank Reports

Harnessing the Potential of Hospitality and Tourism for Young People’s Employment

The latest Youth Think Tank report examines the opportunities and constraints facing young people seeking work in the hospitality and tourism sector.

2017–2018 Youth Think Tank Report

Building Inclusive Agricultural Technologies for Young People

The report captures the experience of young people in the agrifood system — both those who innovate and those they design solutions for.

2017–2018 Youth Think Tank Report

Insights into Youth Economic Opportunities in East Africa

Young people in East Africa are committed to developing their skills, have a positive attitude toward self-employment, are utilizing technology, and are eager to participate in the policy decisions that affect their lives.

2015-2016 Youth Think Tank Report

Engaging Young People

The Think Tank explores the kinds of youth engagement in non-profit and private sectors in five countries, the benefits of these engagements, as well as the barriers to participation.

2013-2014 Youth Think Tank Report

2012 Youth Think Tank Report

The Think Tank provides insight on issues surrounding our two program areas — Youth Learning and Financial Inclusion — and develop youth-led ideas for our programs and strategies.

2012 Youth Think Tank Report

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