Youth and Women: A Driving Force to Deliver Inclusive Growth

Jobs for Youth & Women
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14:00 to 15:30

With an estimated 30 million young people looking for employment every year in Africa, decent job creation for youth and women is a top priority. The African Union’s Agenda 2063, and its ten-year implementation plan, aims to reduce unemployment of youth and women by 2% a year; it also notes that young women are particularly vulnerable, with 35% not in employment, education or training versus 20% of men. Encouragingly, however, young people in Africa are establishing leading businesses with a strong social edge, and with the ability to create meaningful jobs. This panel not only shone a light on some of the big picture issues, it also highlighted some notable success stories.