“Work, social integration and employment policy: Methodological and transversal approaches” is the theme on which the Summer University in Social Sciences called “TANY VAO” opened its doors on Wednesday 17 July 2019, at ENSEA Amphi in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
This 3rd edition is organized in collaboration with the Development Research Institute (IRD), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics (ENSEA) and several other universities.
This first day was furnished by four (4) workshops, namely:
- Slave work in pre-colonial African societies: a comparative approach by Aka Kouamé (Houphouët Boigny University) Discussion/questions: Samuel Sanchez (University of Paris 1) and Daouda Gary-Tounkara (CNRS)
- Integration of young people into the labour market in Côte d’Ivoire. Is the time bomb unbuckled? by François Roubaud (IRD) and Claire Zanuso (French Development Agency) Discussion/questions: Hugues Kouadio (ENSEA)
- Gendered paradoxes of work in Africa: between developmentist imperatives, inequalities and invisibility by Rose Koffi Nevry (Nangui Abroguoua University) Discussion/questions: Gaëlle Gillot (Paris 1 University)
- Projection: Informal Saigon: workers in the grey zone. A film directed by Axel Demenet, Vincent Doubrère and Jean-Yves Ricci Discussion/questions: Mireille Razafindrakoto and François Roubaud (IRD)
For the second day it is planned:
- Towards the operationalization of a new integrated and evidence-based employment agenda in Côte d’Ivoire: Experience feedback Samuel Kembou (IPA, Côte d’Ivoire) Discussion/questions : Azan Kouakou (Directorate-General for Employment)
- Round table: Employment policies and labour market integration: realities and perspectives
- Summary of the plenary sessions: Mireille Razafindrakoto (IRD)
After the first two days of plenary sessions with decision-makers, international partners and civil society, the city of Dabou was chosen for an intensive six-day workshop training. The objective is to build research and evaluation networks and capacities of labour market practitioners, and to support public policy dialogue.
The first two editions were held in Madagascar in 2016 and 2018.