Continent’s Potential Can Be Realised Through Technology
We are in a fast changing technological age which brings with it a huge leverage for countries and businesses ready to use it. I shared my thoughts on how technology can be used to accelerate efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially within continental Africa. Read it below:
With 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the largest population of young people in the world. Yet there are not even close to enough jobs for this quickly growing demographic – according to the World Bank, young people account for 60% of Africa’s unemployed.
Youth unemployment is a significant socio-economical challenge in Africa, which is only going to get worse based on current projections. By 2050 it is estimated that 400 million people under the age of 25 across our continent will be in need of sustainable employment.
The advancement of technology and the ever-expanding IT sector provides a clear opportunity to ensure sustainable employment for young people, but so few seem to take advantage of the digital age we live in.