Why entrepreneurship and innovation are key to addressing youth unemployment

Dorcas Kipkeroi, a honey vendor uses her cell phone to test the Loon technology internet via video call as Alphabet Inc begins offering the world's first commercial high-speed internet using balloons to villagers in Radad, Baringo County, Kenya July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jackson Njehia - RC22PH9Z5DUJ

We need to shift youths' mindsets from seeking jobs to creating marketable opportunities for themselves. Image: REUTERS/Jackson Njehia - RC22PH9Z5DUJ

Lindiwe Matlali
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Youth aged 15-24 years and 25-34 years recorded the highest unemployment rates
Youth in South Africa face high unemployment rates. Image: South Africa Department of Statistics
Youth unemployment in Kenya
Youth unemployment in Kenya has been increasing. Image: Statista/Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Youth unemployment in Africa
Youth unemployment in Africa, 2019 Image: ILO/Summit Recruitment & Search

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