Technology & Innovation: The Great COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

Technology & Innovation: The Great COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how we live, learn and work, with populations in most countries under a form of stay at home order, creating unemployment, especially to a majority in Kenya who depend on daily wages from trade and other entrepreneur activities. While the pandemic is already creating untold suffering, Kenya has the unique opportunity to turn the economic tide, if personal safety measures are enhanced and its young population incentivized towards harnessing technology and innovation. It is universally acknowledged that COVID19 has fundamentally changed the world where technologically enhanced modes of living, learning and working environment will be the new normal, where digitization will become a priority, especially […]

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 […]