Africa is demographically the world’s youngest continent. By 2030, one-fifth of the global labour force – and nearly one-third of the global youth labour force – will be from this region. While 10 to 12 million youth enter the workforce each year, only 3 million formal jobs are created. Large youth unemployment – associated with socioeconomic inequalities and corruption – is also a driver for instability and national insecurity.
Ideas we are looking for:
- Develop inclusive business models that facilitate young people’s transition to the formal economy.
- Informal ICT education for the young people to learn the skills that are often needed to apply for higher quality and more stable positions.
- Tools to help young people train their “soft skills” to survive in today’s job market.
- Tools to develop sustainable self-employment opportunities.
- Other creative ideas!