Africa Skills Initiative

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With annual growth rates of 5%, Africa is on the rise. Its transformative journey from a developing continent to a hub of global growth offers hope to the next generation for a more prosperous future. At the same time the continent’s positive outlook is threatened by high unemployment, particularly among youth, rising inequality, and potential ensuing social instability.
The initiative connects business, government, civil society, and education and training providers, in their joint goal of creating jobs and building up skilled workforce. Through analysis of the current situation, projected future demands, and the pooling of best practices, the initiative supports involved stakeholders in identifying opportunities for solutions.