The Project

Promoting sustainable livelihoods and empowerment with young migrants in Ghana

Our project aims to generate new knowledge about the livelihoods of young migrants in Ghana. In Ghana, one fifth of the population are aged between 15-24 years, many of whom are migrants who face a number of social and economic challenges. By working directly with young people, our projects aims to:

  • Understand better the perspectives of young migrants in Ghana – including the things that matter most to them and their livelihoods
  • Identify how social and cultural conditions and inequalities shape young migrants’ perspectives and experiences

The outcomes of our work with young people will be used to develop the understanding of empowerment in youth-centred approaches, including how these understandings can inform sustainable policy approaches that enhance positive youth futures.

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Get Involved

We are undertaking a range of activities with young people and other stakeholders in Ghana and the UK to inform the project

See our Project Activities

Meet our Project Team

Our project team includes researchers and young people working in the areas of migration and population studies, sociology and social policy, childhood and youth studies as well as children’s rights.

Meet the team
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The project is funded by the British Academy Youth Futures Programme.

Please visit the British Academy’s website for more details about the project and funding scheme