November 13

Analysis: COVID-19 and the Future of Work in Africa’s Mobile Industry – What the Experts Say

By Susanna Acland

In 2019, the GSMA conducted research on Powering Youth Employment through the Mobile Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025. Since then, the world’s employment market has experienced unprecedented uncertainties because of COVID-19.

The GSMA Central Insights Unit team held a virtual roundtable of experts and senior stakeholders with a discussion on the future of work in the mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. In November 2020, we celebrate Africa Youth Month, in which the African Union will be delivering activities under an initiative to create opportunities for 1 million young Africans by 2021, in the areas of education, employment, entrepreneurship and engagement. Contributing to this, we share key takeaways from our roundtable.

Photo courtesy of TLC Jonhson.

Source: GSMA (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Technology
digital inclusion