We are currently working in 29 countries across Africa with more than 100 partners. Through scholarships and innovative training delivery models, we are increasing access to education and skills training. By working with employers and governments, we’re ensuring the quality and relevance of education and training programs so that students are equipped with skills that meet the market’s needs. Collaborating with financial service providers, we are developing and testing new business models and products to meet the needs of the financially excluded and complement the informal practices widely used. We also work with entrepreneurs, universities, companies, and funders to translate innovative ideas into large-scale solutions.
Country Programs and Initiatives
As part of the Young Africa Works strategy, we are shifting our approach to deepen our engagement in a smaller number of countries to gain an understanding of their economic priorities and opportunities. Working with governments and the private sector, we take a holistic view of countries to identify growth sectors and develop a long-term plan to drive systems-level change. We launched our new country approach in Rwanda and we will roll out plans in a number of other countries towards the end of 2018 through to 2020.