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Future of Work for African Youth

  • International Labour Organization Geneva Switzerland (map)

Technological development, climate change, demographic shifts and globalization are major drivers transforming the nature of work, disrupting established structures and habits while presenting both challenges and opportunities.

Africa is the continent with the largest growing young population. Their active participation in the labour market is critical for poverty reduction. Improving young people’s access to decent jobs and income in Africa is an imminent challenge. The private and public sectors struggle to create enough jobs for the 120 Million unemployed and underemployed young people, a number that is expected to increase by 10 to 20 million young people yearly. At the same time as informality is a growing threat to prosperity.

What is the current work situation for young people in different parts of Africa? How is it influenced by the changing nature of work? Considering this, how can Africa harness the potential of its youth today and in future?

To better understand these questions and the extent of tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges, and to guide future actions, SDC and ILO join forces to organize the Future of Work for African Youth Conference in Geneva, with an interactive livestream for global audiences.

To find out more and register, please click here.