KARIJO and INDALO: Investing in youth today will determine Africa’s tomorrow

Rethinking our approach to education, skills matching and job placement in a rapidly evolving job market is critical to achieving sustainable development in Africa post-Covid

In Summary

• While the youth, when meaningfully engaged and empowered, can play a critical role in the continent’s growth and transformation, they face a myriad of challenges

• Covid-19 lockdown measures have resulted in widespread job losses for millions of youth employed in Africa’s hardest hit sectors

Africa is at a tipping point. This is the only region in the world where the youth population is rapidly growing. More than 75 per cent of Africa’s population is under the age of 35, and by 2030, ...

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