COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People

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Contribution from Professor Peter Kelly and a project working group including the involvement of Seth Brown, James Goring (PhD student) and Meave Noonan (recent PhD graduate) as research fellows.

In a number of recent messages/posts, I have flagged our research agenda on COVID-19 and Young People’s Well-being, Education, Training and Employment Pathways: Co-designing Scenarios for Young People’s Sustainable Futures.

We have just begun our first project in Melbourne – as we go back into ‘hard lockdown’ with hundreds of COVID-19 infections every day.

The project is titled COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People in Melbourne’s Inner North. We are partnering with Inner Northern Local Learning and Employment Network. Details of the project can be found here:

Today, and for the next three days we are posting a series about the Futures Thinking, Mega-Trends, Critical Uncertainties, and Scenario Planning approaches that we are deploying in these projects:

The innovative work we are doing here with our partners is related to developing place-based scenarios in the midst of a pandemic that has global, national and place-based impacts on the lives of young people.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss these projects and the approaches that we are developing in these profound, existential, crises.

UNESCO-UNEVOC is UNESCO’s specialised network for skills and training for the world of work. UNEVOC@RMIT – situated in the School of Education at RMIT University – is a leader in applied research, policy-development, and evidence-based intervention in relation to skills, education and training, and employment pathways in times of digital, climate, and educational disruption. We partner with government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors in projects that are shaped by, and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically:

Contact:            Professor Peter Kelly:

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