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Future Forward

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN AFRICA: WHOSE JOB IS IT?

Explore perspectives from private, public, citizen sectors and youth.

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9 FUTURE JOBS THAT COULD POWER AFRICA

60% of the best jobs in the next 10 years haven’t been invented yet. Could the jobs of the future include the ”Invisible Executive" “Wellness Coach” and "Nutrient Banker"?

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INNOVATIONS TO REFRAME HOW YOUNG PEOPLE IN AFRICA GROW UP & CREATE LIVELIHOODS

Read the MIT Press Innovations Journal article featuring social entrepreneurs in Africa who are driving a new vision for youth.

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THE CONVERSATION SO FAR

Read up on the latest trends, challenges and ideas in the youth employment conversation. Follow the #AfricaYouthFwd hashtag for more.

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4 INSIGHTS FROM A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Start with a foundation of local assets, design a model that can be informed by a changing job market and other approaches for creating lasting solutions to youth unemployment.

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Innovations

  • Kenya
    By engaging young people in the development of the yoga market, Africa Yoga Project has created a professional development model that incorporates self-...
  • Nigeria
    The After School Peer Mentoring Project provides growth opportunities for young people to develop their career aspirations. This program assists young...
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  • South Africa
    RLabs is reintroducing hope into communities by teaching young people to transform their lives through the use of technology. By creating information...
  • Nigeria
    Young people in Nigeria need to be guided into careers that they enjoy so that they can find success and contribute the greatest value. First Preferred...

Community Blog

7/10/2014

We share perspectives, insights and analysis from the private, public, citizen sectors and from youth addressing the question “Whose job is youth employment in Africa?" in a series of articles produced in partnership with the Fair Observer

7/10/2014

To become a transformational force for good, African youth must be employable.

7/10/2014

The correlation between educational attainment and employment prospects is clear. Those with tertiary qualifications are far more likely to access the labor market, with only 12.6% unemployment among holders of diplomas and higher certificates, and only 5.2% among those who have degrees.

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SHARE YOUR STORY

“Some of the best people to find a solution to a problem are those who have experienced it themselves."

We invite you, African youth and community leaders, to share your stories. Enrich the conversation about the evolving workplace in Africa by sharing your insights, lessons and cutting-edge solutions that will lead to a brighter future where all youth can build sustainable livelihoods, pursue meaningful careers and change their communities for the better.

If you have a story that speaks to the challenges and/or solutions to youth employment in Africa, we’d love to hear from you!

Please submit your stories in 350-500 words to mystory@changemakers.com.


WHY SHARE YOUR STORY?

SHARE INSIGHTS.

  • Selected submissions featuring your insights, knowledge and findings may be featured on the Future Forward page and shared to a wide social media audience in the #AfricaYouthFwd conversation

CREATE CONNECTIONS.

  • Take part in a process that will help connect the dots between the challenges, solutions and the ways forward for a pressing social problem in Africa.
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