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Investing in Africa’s Young Population to Drive the Continent’s Agenda

  • In General
  • 16 Oct 2017 - 10:02am
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 5,375
A Student from Cohort one of MCF@RUFORUM Program attending a soft skills training session. Photo Credit: Go Trolley Films

According to the United Nations report, by 2050, there will be an increase of 1.3 billion in Africa’s population. Africa’s growth is expected to move from 1 to 4 billion people. Forty-five percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is below the age of fifteen, yet over the next two decades, 330 million young Africans will be entering the job market looking for work. How prepared are we in addressing the future employment demands for Africa’s young people?

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