Global Meeting in Nairobi, KenyaMar 30, 2012
The meeting followed the recent decision of the United Nations Secretary-General to prioritize youth in his second term, notably his decision to appoint a Special Advisor on Youth, seen as an indication of the increased importance of the leadership role of youth in our rapidly urbanizing world. The meeting was jointly organized by UN-HABITAT and the United Nations Development Program, both members of the UN Inter-Agency on Youth Development.
On March 20, Tizai presented his comprehensive literature review paper, “Ethnographic Methods in Design and Planning: Usefulness and Application in the Study of Informal Urban Economies,” during a seminar at the University of Zimbabwe Department of Rural and Urban Planning in Harare, Zimbabwe. The methods paper along with his theory-based paper “Livelihood Assets in the Context of Informal Urban Economies” will be published in forthcoming University of Zimbabwe Rural and Urban Planning Occasional Papers.
Also, on March 21-22, Tizai attended the Euromoney Zimbabwe Investment Conference at the Harare International Conference Center, where he was invited to participate on the Small to Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro-finance Panel where issues of youth employment and financing of youth economic programs were discussed. The Conference featured a wide variety of Zimbabwean and international panelists discussing financing Zimbabwe’s economy, SMEs, Banking and Capital Markets, Infrastructure, ICT, Agribusiness and Mining.