Our Strategy

Young Africa Works, the Foundation’s strategy for the next decade, reflects our optimism for Africa’s future. It builds on our experience in financial inclusion and education and training, using youth employment as an indicator of our progress in improving lives.

With the knowledge that securing employment is a leading pathway out of poverty, our strategy focuses the Foundation’s work on finding solutions for Africa’s youth employment challenge. In Africa, the world’s youngest continent, youth employment is a particularly important measure of poverty reduction. The strategy is a natural extension of our learning from our first decade and is the result of extensive consultation with leaders of African governments, private sector organizations, educational institutions, civil society, and, most importantly, young people themselves.

Young Africa Works Strategy

Our strategy outlines our new focus on finding solutions to the youth employment challenge in Africa.

Youth Employment Challenge

Within a few decades, a demographic boom will make Africa's workforce the largest in the world.

Our Approach

In addition to our shift in focus, we are shifting our approach to our work.