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Youth and Work in the Global South


Young People and Work: South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Workshops

Two workshops were organised on young people and work, one for the South Asia region and another for the sub-Saharan region. The workshops brought the regional partners together along with key stakeholders – NGOs and inter-governmental organizations, academia, government and especially young people.

The workshops helped build a shared-agenda, understand country-contexts and scope opportunities for collaboration as well as ways to have an impact through the project for each of the two regions.

The South Asia Workshop was co-hosted with BRAC Institute for Governance and Development (BIGD)
in Dhaka, Bangladesh
3rd – 5th September 2022.

The Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop was co-hosted with Makerere University
in Kampala, Uganda,
12th – 14th October 2022.

“Youth and work in COVID times – Bangladesh case”, a talk by Dr. Imran Matin (BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh)

The Department of Geography, University of Cambridge and Cambridge Global Challenges Strategic Research Initiative were delighted to host a hybrid talk (in person and on zoom) by Dr. Imran Matin (Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh) on “Youth and work in COVID times: Bangladesh case”. The details of the talk are below:

Topic: Youth and work in COVID times – Bangladesh case
Date: 11 November 2021
Time: 4 pm GMT

About the Speaker: Dr. Imran Matin is the Executive Director of the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University, as well as the Country Director of the International Growth Centre in Bangladesh. He is an Economist by training and has held several key roles in global research and development organisations. He was the Chief Research and Policy Officer of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), a global research organisation working across twenty countries. From 2012 to 2017, he worked as the International Programs Director of Save the Children International, overseeing the international program portfolio of the organisation operating in over 60 countries around the world. Dr Matin started working with BRAC in 2001 as a Senior Economist at its Research and Evaluation Division (RED), which he led from 2003 to 2006 and then at BRAC International as the Deputy Executive Director until 2012. Before starting his long career with BRAC, he had worked for a few years with the World Bank and the Springfield Centre for Business in Development in Durham, UK.

Halfway to the SDGs Conference – Lessons from the South 2022 Young people and Work with Cambridge Global Challenges

21st June 2022





The Future of Work

Cambridge University Alumni Festival, 25 September2021

Prof. Bhaskar Vira, (FAcSS, Professor of Political Economy and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education , University of Cambridge) hosted a discussion on the future of work with a panel that was composed of: Prof. Brendan Burchell, (Professor in the Social Sciences and President, Magdalen College, University of Cambridge); Caroline Francis (Managing Director, Accenture), Catherine Boyce (Director, CAMFED International), and Dr. Garima Sahai (Research Associate, University of Cambridge, and Bye-Fellow Murray Edwards College)