Creating Decent Jobs In Africa tasks teams with researching the barriers that are keeping young, educated Africans in low paying, unstructured jobs and proposing solutions to capture the value of this, one of Africa’s most valuable resources.
Currently, Africa’s young population is the best educated and most skilled the continent has ever had. But these educated workers are entering a job market with few opportunities for skilled labor. Without suitable and structured jobs to absorb these new, skilled, and educated workers, Africa’s youth workforce — numbering 10-12 million individuals per year — goes to waste.
Despite their education, many young Africans remain dependent on jobs that do not bring in enough reliable income to lead a good life.