Next Generation: Africa overview

November 2018

This publication brings together a review of previous Next Generation studies – from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania – and draws out the commonalities and differences across them. It also contains recommendations developed by a group of young African influencers, who reviewed the findings and responded to them.


Mark Weston


Next Generation is a global research programme initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives.

The research projects examine young people’s views around education, employment and lifestyle, as well as uncovering their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that affect their lives.