The Challenge

Youth and Decent jobs

Most Youth lack the digital skills to connect them to job opportunities. While often considered “digital natives”, most young people are not equipped with the digital skills sought by employers or required to access an increasingly digital economy

The youth employment challenge is enormous. But it is not insurmountable. We have a vision of an Africa where young women and men everywhere can earn a fair income while working in conditions of security, dignity and equality. Getting young people into decent jobs is not just essential for their future, but for the future of our local communities, our countries and our global society.

Sub-Saharan Africa

A bulging young population and large number of young people in the labour market result in growing numbers of young unemployed, despite the stable youth unemployment rate. Informality is the rule for young women and men in sub-Saharan Africa.

0 million
young people are currently unemployed
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young people are working but living in poverty
0 per cent
of young people are not in employment, education or training

Digital Skills for all African Students: What Will it Take?

Technology plays an integral role in every aspect of our lives, changing how we access education, how we work, and how we engage in everyday transactions.
Now more than ever, digital skills are important to how populations prepare for the economy of the future