The second day of the 2019 African Economic Conference, exploring ways to create jobs for Africa’s youth, focused on the youth skills gap issue across the continent.
The conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh is hosted by the African Development Bank in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
What: Africa Day at COP 25 takes stock of climate talks
When: 10 December 2019
Where: Room 3, Hall 4 at IFEMA Conference Centre, Madrid
Time: 18:30 to 20:00
Who: Jointly organized by the African Union Commission, African Development Bank, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
The African Development Bank’s flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa’s fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets.
The launch took place on 25 November at the Global Gender Summit, a gathering of more than 1,500 representatives from multilateral development banks, finance institutions, governments and private sector leaders in Kigali, Rwanda.
President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment Mr. Stefan Nalletamby, as Acting Vice-President for the Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization Complex. Mr. Nalletamby has been the Director for the Financial Sector Development Department at the African Development Bank since its creation in September 2014.
Les experts et chercheurs présents à la Conférence économique africaine 2019, ont dressé un tableau des faiblesses du marché du travail en Afrique. Selon eux, ce marché est caractérisé principalement par l’inadéquation de la formation, un accès difficile et un environnement économique dominé par le secteur informel.
Au cours de cette session sur « Emploi des jeunes en Afrique, opportunités et défis », les jeunes chercheurs ont fait le point de la situation au Ghana, Togo, Bénin, Cameron et au Congo.
Young African entrepreneurs urged to make their voices heard in business policy-making across the continent and called on governments to implement friendlier tax policies, improve access to finance and boost support for youth-led businesses to create jobs.
Speaking at the 2019 African Economic Conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Tuesday, the young business leaders said their role as engines of growth needed to be taken more seriously.
“There is no greater asset to Africa than its youth,” a statement that has been repeatedly proclaimed, but the continent still has a long way to go. Despite robust economic growth over the past two decades, a 1 percent increase in growth between 2000–14 was associated with only 0.41 percent growth in employment.