Tackling the youth employment challenge in Africa: MasterCard Foundation Workshop

Tackling the youth employment challenge in Africa: MasterCard Foundation Workshop

Youth Employment Challenge Africa is the youngest and fastest-growing continent in the world. Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it’s growing fast. By 2055, the continent’s youth population (aged 18-35), is expected to be more than double the 2015 total of 226 million. The youth account for 60% of all African unemployed, according to the World Bank. There is a significant gap between the number of youth seeking employment and the work opportunities available. There is also a mismatch between the skills offered by the youth and the needs of the employers. In tackling youth unemployment, it is important to note that there is a disconnect between […]