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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.

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Africa must work as one to turn the continent’s ‘youth bulge’ into opportunities, delegates at the closing of the 2019 African Economic Conference said on Wednesday.

The three-day conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, discussed initiatives for boosting entrepreneurship, improving the business ecosystem, access to capital and better infrastructure – all to create decent jobs for the continent’s unemployed and under-employed youth.

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In 38 of the continent’s most vulnerable countries, the African Development Fund or ADF is enhancing livelihoods by promoting regional integration, fostering businesses and enhancing food security through its investments in power projects, roads and bridges.

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The Board of Directors of the Bank has approved a €48,82 million loan to the Government of Burkina Faso for the Yeleen solar plant, intended to boost national power supply.

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"Hanan“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.

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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.

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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.

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""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.

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« Les Parlementaires africains doivent parler d’une seule voix pour se faire entendre dans les négociations climatiques », a déclaré Arona Soumaré, expert principal en changement climatique et croissance verte à la Banque africaine de développement, ce jeudi lors de la 25è session de la conférence des Parties sur le Climat (COP 25).

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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.

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