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Empowering Ethnic Minority Youth in Vietnam to Re-Vision the Future of Decent Work (“Re-WORK”)

A project examining the work-livelihood narratives and social practices of young people belonging to ethnic minorities in Vietnam.

This project is looking to explore how young people belonging to ethnic minorities in Vietnam are – and can be – supported by wider educational, work and employment systems. It responds directly to significant structural inequalities experienced by these young people which means they are vulnerable to low employment prospects and precarious work circumstances. Re-WORK seeks to demonstrate appreciative inquiry as an innovative methodological and participatory policymaking approach whereby the voices and perspectives of young people belonging to ethnic minorities can be expressed and directly inform the co-creation of a new vision of ‘decent work’ and how to achieve it with other stakeholders. It is envisaged that the findings from this project will be used to revise policy and practice in education, work and employment, thereby driving the sustainable development goals related to decent work, inclusive economic growth, and working in partnership towards sustainable development.

Research team: Professor Tony Wall, University of Chester; Dr Nga Ngo, Tay Bac University, Vietnam; Dr Thi Hanh Tien Ho, Phu Xuan University, Vietnam; Dr Minh Phuong Luong, Hanoi University, Vietnam

Project part of

Youth Futures

This programme aims to examine the contributions of young people to the UN’s 2030 Agenda, bringing a youth lens to the global sustainable development challenges.

International

We foster international collaboration in the humanities and social sciences, and promote the sharing of international perspectives on global challenges.