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Magalie Laliberté

Magalie Laliberté

Magalie Laliberté is Oxfam’s West Africa Youth Empowerment Adviser based in Cotonou, Benin. Her role is to mainstream youth empowerment in Oxfam’s work in West Africa and support countries who wish to boost youth participation and active citizenship. Prior to joining Oxfam, Magalie worked on enterprise development in Mali and Senegal, and in the public sector as an adviser to the Labour Minister of Quebec.

Participants at the youth programme framework workshop in Cotonou, Benin. Credit: Oxfam

Working with young people for employment in West Africa


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For International Youth Day Marième Soda Ndiaye from RENF and Oxfam’s Magalie Laliberté reflect on the process of supporting active citizenship and youth employment opportunities in West Africa. All over Africa, especially in West Africa, the proportion of youth in the population is increasing. In sub-Saharan Africa, 70% of the population are less than 30 years old. Mali (with an …