Kesaobaka Pharatlhatlhe Fellowship period: 1 February - 30 June 2021 Topic: The role of regional organizations in tackling youth unemployment and investment in young people. @KesaPBW Kesaobaka Pharatlhatlhe Kesaobaka Pharatlhatlhe is a youth development practitioner from Botswana. She is passionate about closing the gap between adopted policies at international and regional level and their actual implementation on the ground - ensuring positive impact for the most vulnerable populations they are intended for. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science in Economics and Marketing from Monash University, South Africa and currently works as a Youth Community Building Consultant for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation implementing the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator Project. During her time at the EUI, she will further expand published research work on the role of regional organisations in tackling youth unemployment in Africa. She is a former Global Shaper and has previously worked for the European Centre for Development Policy Management in the Netherlands as well as the African Union Commission in Ethiopia.