Articles by Tsega Belachew
With unemployment at such a huge scale in Africa, it can feel like everyone’s (and no-one’s) problem to deal with. Ashoka’s Future Forward initiative recently kicked off a series of online conversations aiming to clarify who is responsible for youth employment in Africa. Here’s what three experts had to say.
News headlines are replete with stories of a growing youth bulge and impending youth unemployment crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. Still, many social entrepreneurs are at work even now creating solutions to these types of challenges—a sort of counter-balance that shapes fortune out of misfortune. Young Africa is one of them.
NexThought Monday – 7 Trends Shaping Africa’s Youth Employment Challenge: What do social entrepreneurs bring to the conversation?
Currently, 70 percent of Africans are under the age of 30. By 2040, 50 percent of the world’s youth will be African, most of whom will be women and girls. Social entrepreneurs teach great lessons when it comes to the grand challenge like youth unemployment in Africa. The biggest opportunities for all sectors and institutions are at the center of the problems and the insights within the community.