A culture-sensitive youth policy for Kenya

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): O.Bialostocka
KEYWORDS: CULTURE, KENYA, YOUTH POLICY
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11084
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15043

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Abstract

Approximately 65% of Africas total population is under the age of 35 with youth constituting more than 50% of the populace in most African countries. This sizable youth demographic represents economic development opportunities under conditions of enabling policy and legislation regimes. However, the interrogation of the space in which youth on the continent function and the analysis of the problems they confront reveal misalignment between the policy environment and the realities of the young men and women who face the difficulties of coming of age in postcolonial Africa in a globalising world.