Youth make up a majority of the growing population across many African countries, and therefore are increasingly a focus of local and international development concern, specifically as the rates of urban growth and unemployment also increase. This is a proposal for a panel which explores the diverse ways in which African youth are actively and creatively working to improve their own futures, utilizing their own agency to create opportunities, and eschewing negative stereotypes. The specific overall theme is dependent on individual interest and is open to any region and disciplinary focus. The main goal is to bring together scholars who work with youth or on topics related to youth in Africa.

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