Yesterday, the UK Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya, Susie Kitchens, met with Mombasa’s Deputy County Commissioner Mahamud Salim to discuss girls’ education and youth employment.
Tweeting to the British Council following the meeting, she said the Commissioner was an “eager audience” for their Next Generation Kenya data.”
Next Generation Kenya is a project of the British Council with co-funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
As part of the Next Generation series, it follows similar British Council 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 the findings widely and use them to enhance young people’s ability to influence the policy environment.
Reports from earlier Next Generation studies are available here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/society/governance-civil-society/next-generation