During the last decade, several African nations have seen record rates of growth placing them among the top growing economies in the world. Yet, this boom has not translated into an increase in jobs for the estimated 11 million youth who join the workforce each year. Fortunately, today’s generation of African youth is more educated, and more connected than ever before. Whilst solving the employment crisis requires collaboration involving many sectors, youth empowerment is also a key component. To what extent can youth empowerment impact innovation and employment in Africa?
On August 12th, International Youth Day, join us for a conversation about the role youth empowerment can play in promoting change, and solving the issues of youth employment and underemployment.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY:
- Join the twitter chat: On August 12th, International Youth Day, join the twitter chat about the role youth empowerment can play in promoting change, and solving the issues of youth employment using the #AfricaYouthFwd and #IYF2014 hashtags.
- Contribute your insights in articles which will be distributed to a large and relevant audience of changemakers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mark your calendars for the closing webinar to be held on September 17th and sign up to join the community of innovators and thought leaders and to get more information about future online events.
- Upcoming - Stay tuned for ways you can submit your solution to a youth employment innovations challenge