Jobs and Growth in North Africa: Webinar Series organized by ERF and ILO

FromJul 05, 2021 To Jul 08, 2021

Online Webinar

The webinar series organized by the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), will bring together policy makers, academics, international organizations and other key stakeholders to discuss the ERF/ILO regional report on Jobs and Growth in North Africa, and the key findings from the COVID-19 labour market monitor.

This event happens as the world is facing its most challenging economic and social crisis since the Second World War. The COVID-19 pandemic is deeply affecting North African economies and labour markets. To monitor such an impact, a series of rapid labour force surveys is being implemented by ERF and ILO (ADWA’ project) in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Sudan. Using a random digital dialing approach, phone surveys have been conducted to produce nationally representative data on the ways the pandemic is affecting labour markets in the region. The data set from the first and second waves of the surveys will be presented, covering the period February to November 2020 and January to February 2021 respectively.

The webinar will discuss the regional report on “Jobs and Growth in North Africa”. The report consists of a regional overview and of four country chapters covering Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Sudan. The report presents economic growth and labour market patterns over the last two decades (2000-2019) in each country chapter based on data availability. The combination of a macroeconomic and of a labour market perspective sheds light on a range of policy dimensions, including countercyclical management, the public investment mix, boosting private investment, structural transformation, human capital and education, and social protection.

 

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Agenda

Jobs and Growth in North Africa: Egypt Chapter

Date

05/07/2021

Location

Online Webinar

Time

From 3:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Speakers

Ragui Assaad

Research Fellows

Ragui Assaad

Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University...

Ibrahim Elbadawi

Research Fellows

Ibrahim Elbadawi

Managing Director, Economic Research Forum

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Safaan

Speakers

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Safaan

Minister of Manpower, Egypt

Eric Oechslin

Speakers

Eric Oechslin

French Economist, ILO

Mona Amer

Authors

Mona Amer

Cairo University

Irène Selwaness

Research Fellows

Irène Selwaness

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Political...

Chahir Zaki

Research Fellows

Chahir Zaki

Chaired Professor of Economics, University of Orléans

Ahmed Kamaly

Speakers

Ahmed Kamaly

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Planning, and Economic...

Omneia Helmy

Policy Affiliates

Omneia Helmy

Vice-Dean for Post Graduate Studies and Research...

Agenda

Jobs and Growth in North Africa: Tunisia Chapter

Date

06/07/2021

Location

Online Webinar

Time

From 10:00 am To 11:00 am

Speakers

Mohamed Selim Oueslati

Speakers

Mohamed Selim Oueslati

National Coordinator of the ADWA' ILO Project

Rania Bikhazi

Speakers

Rania Bikhazi

Director, ILO Country Office for Algeria, Libya,...

Fethi Ben Ameur

Speakers

Fethi Ben Ameur

Chief of Staff of the Ministry of...

Fakher Zaibi

Speakers

Fakher Zaibi

General Manager of the National Observatory of...

AbdelRahmen El Lahga

Research Fellows

AbdelRahmen El Lahga

Associate Professor, Institut superieur de Gestion de...

Mongi Boughzala

Research Fellows

Mongi Boughzala

Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Tunis...

Asma Ben Hassen

Speakers

Asma Ben Hassen

Founder and President, Tunisia Inclusive Labor Institute...

Naima Hammami

Speakers

Naima Hammami

Deputy Secretary General and Head of Arab...

Sami Silini

Speakers

Sami Silini

Central Director of Social Affairs of the...

Date

06/07/2021

Location

Online Webinar

Time

From 12:00 pm To 1:00 pm

Speakers

El Mouhoub Mouhoud

Research Fellows

El Mouhoub Mouhoud

Professor of Economics, Univeristy of Paris Dauphine

Chahir Zaki

Research Fellows

Chahir Zaki

Chaired Professor of Economics, University of Orléans

Rania Bikhazi

Speakers

Rania Bikhazi

Director, ILO Country Office for Algeria, Libya,...

Moundir Lassassi

Research Fellows

Moundir Lassassi

Research Director, Research Centre in Applied Economics...

Ali Souag

Research Associates

Ali Souag

Associate Professor, University of Mascara, Algeria

Samir Maliki

Research Fellows

Samir Maliki

Professor of Economics and Management, Faculty of...

Ahmed Zakane

Senior Associates

Ahmed Zakane

General Director, National Higher School of Statistics...

Agenda

Jobs and Growth in North Africa: Sudan Chapter

Date

07/07/2021

Location

Online Webinar

Time

From 3:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Speakers

Khalid Nour Eltigani

Speakers

Khalid Nour Eltigani

Publisher & editor-in-chief of ELAFF, the leading...

Ibrahim Elbadawi

Research Fellows

Ibrahim Elbadawi

Managing Director, Economic Research Forum

Alexio Musindo

Speakers

Alexio Musindo

Director, ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti,...

Thoraya Hamad Farah

Speakers

Thoraya Hamad Farah

Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor...

Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour

Authors

Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour

Full Professor of Economics, Department of Economics,...

Saif El Din Abd El Rahman

Speakers

Saif El Din Abd El Rahman

Resilience Advisor, UNDP Resilience Hub, Nairobi

Kamaleldin Ahmed Ismail

Speakers

Kamaleldin Ahmed Ismail

Census Consultant, Administrative Director, Central Bureau of...

Agenda

Jobs and Growth in North Africa: Overview Chapter

Date

08/07/2021

Location

Online Webinar

Time

From 3:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Speakers

Ibrahim Elbadawi

Research Fellows

Ibrahim Elbadawi

Managing Director, Economic Research Forum

Sukti Dasgupta

Speakers

Sukti Dasgupta

Director, Employment, Labour Market and Youth Branch,...

H.E. Ambassador Alexandra Rydmark

Speakers

H.E. Ambassador Alexandra Rydmark

Ambassador of Sweden to Jordan

Ragui Assaad

Research Fellows

Ragui Assaad

Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University...

Mohamed Ali Marouani

Research Fellows

Mohamed Ali Marouani

Associate Professor, Université Paris1-Panthéon-Sorbonne

Salim Mahmoud Araji

Research Associates

Salim Mahmoud Araji

First Economic Affairs Officer, ESCWA

Sher Verick

Speakers

Sher Verick

Head, Employment Strategies for Inclusive Transform Unit,...