Skills and Employment for Youth

Skills and Employment for Youth

Finding job opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 per cent of the population—more than 600 million young people—is below the age of 25. With no signs that population growth will slow in the decades to come, it is imperative that Africa needs to leverage the talent and energy of its youth to create dramatically higher levels of prosperity and equality and avoid the latent risks of unemployment and social instability. Failure to effectively deal with deepening unemployment among Africa’s growing youth population compound with an increasingly growing number of youth migrants crossing to Europe may seriously erode the economic gains achieved across the continent in recent years. Thus, investing in the future of Africa is inextricably linked to the effective impact of youth development programmes and projects.

This Community of Practice aims to provide space for building on successful practices that will contribute to skills development and youth participation in development, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Many African partners have understood the significance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and have initiated a number of national programs. Nonetheless, a shortage of qualified teachers, scholarships and an adequate infrastructure as well as an absence of practical...

18 September 2017- Communiqué issued at the launch of the NEPAD 5% Agenda on increasing institutional investment in Africa’s infrastructure: Mobilizing Domestic Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Capital for PIDA and other African Infrastructure...

The Concept to PIDA Week 2017

Concept Note to the launch of the 5% campaign on the 18th September 2017 in New York.

Venue: NASDQ New York Stock Exchange . Time: 8:00-9:00am

At the margins of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, the NEPAD Agency and partners are organising a High Level Forum on Harnessing Skills for Rural Transformation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The High level forum will take place on 20th September 2017 at the UN...

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