Skills and Employment for Youth

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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.

  • The 2ndAfrica Rural Development Forum (ARDF), organised from 8-10 September 2016 under the theme Transforming Africa’s Rural Area through Skills Development, Job Creation and Youth Economic Empowerment for Africa by the NEPAD Agency
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CAADP ATVET helps to create more coherent policies for agricultural education and training in Africa, particularly for women and young people who are the most valuable asset for Africa’s future. CAADP ATVET fills a thematic gap in the current CAADP process and has a strong potential to...

This document contains information on the 2nd Africa Rural Development Forum. This includes logistical information such as travel, accommodation, and other general information....

Concept note on the NEPAD side event on Skills Initiative for Africa ...

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