Youth Employment in Africa
Africa is the youngest and fastest-growing continent in the world. By 2030, the number of young people in the African labour force will increase to 375 million. According to the International Monetary Fund, population growth on the continent means that by 2035, there will be more young Africans entering the workforce each year than in the rest of the world combined.
There is a significant gap between the number of young people seeking work and the limited employment opportunities available to them. Moreover, there is a mismatch between the skills of young people entering the workforce and the needs of employers.
Without action, many young people will face challenges finding employment to improve their livelihoods.