How would you address unemployment in Africa?April 16, 2021 1567 views 8 comments 2 minutes reading time
It is not an understatement that unemployment in Africa is at critical levels. Young people account for 60% of the unemployed on the continent, according to the World Bank. And yet in this same context, several African countries are topping the charts of the fastest growing countries worldwide.
One of main challenges is the skills mismatch between the current demands of the market and what the education system is preparing Africa’s youth for.
We spoke to the former president of Mozambique Joaquim Chissano to find out how a man who led a country for 19 years would tackle the job creation headache.
We asked Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner of Human Resources, Sciences, and African Technology of the Africa Union, for her thoughts on the topic:
For another perspective we interviewed Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations. How would she respond?
Despite high levels of unemployment in Africa, the continent has great potential for job creation. We reached out to Carl Manlan, Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation, for his take on how he would tackle the issue among Africa’s youth.
How would you create employment? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts!
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