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Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with clarion call for policies that cater for youth

Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with clarion call for policies that cater for youth

24 Mar 17  News
It is imperative for African governments to adopt coherent strategies and national development plans that address the continent’s challenges of growth, inequality and unemploymen...
Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the youth: 33rd Ordinary Session of the PRC of the African Union

Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the youth: 33rd Ordinary Session of the PRC of the African Union

23 Jan 17  News
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has called for the general adoption and upholding of the values of Pan Africanism, which include putting ...
Finance and development

Finance and development

04 Jan 17  Themes
Financial services, foreign investment, and international aid are essential for improved trade and long-term development in poor economies. tralac’s work in this area examines ho...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
IFAD calls for policies to empower rural youth, encourage private investment, increase access to land and finance to end poverty in West and Central Africa

IFAD calls for policies to empower rural youth, encourage private investment, increase access to land and finance to end poverty in West and Central Africa

25 Nov 16  News
Youth unemployment, insecure land tenure and weak value chains are the main obstacles in the way of ending poverty and inequality in West and Central Africa, says a new report to b...
Making the most of demographic change in southern Africa

Making the most of demographic change in southern Africa

18 Aug 16  News
The countries of the Southern African Customs Union have relatively diverse demographic and economic starting points. These economies have the potential to realize demographic divi...
AfDB Group Strategy for Jobs for Youth in Africa, 2016-2025

AfDB Group Strategy for Jobs for Youth in Africa, 2016-2025

07 Jun 16  News
Youth are Africa’s greatest asset. While Africa’s economic growth is positive, there is an urgent need to promote inclusive economic transformation and jobs-induced growth to i...
Demographic upheaval: Taking the power back

Demographic upheaval: Taking the power back

26 Feb 16  News
The world will struggle with population growth, aging, migration, and urbanization Humankind is being buffeted by the forces of demographic change. The most prominent changes are...
Closing 2016 Youth Forum, senior UN official says young people key to new sustainability agenda

Closing 2016 Youth Forum, senior UN official says young people key to new sustainability agenda

03 Feb 16  News
Marking the end of the two-day United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, the President of the 54-member body told hundreds of youth leaders that the event ex...
Greater inclusion of women and youth in work will spur human development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Greater inclusion of women and youth in work will spur human development in Sub-Saharan Africa

15 Dec 15  News
Reducing inequalities and the creation of work are critical for human development in the region, says the 2015 Human Development Report. Significant gains have been made in human ...
On Africa Industrialization Day, Ban warns gender inequity, youth unemployment risk continent’s progress

On Africa Industrialization Day, Ban warns gender inequity, youth unemployment risk continent’s progress

23 Nov 15  News
Marking the Africa Industrialization Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for job creation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for women and youth to era...
Addressing the youth employment crisis needs urgent global action

Addressing the youth employment crisis needs urgent global action

15 Oct 15  News
In the coming decades, global growth will depend on today’s young people. Combatting the persistent youth employment crisis requires a global effort and proactive action. One th...
Walking the talk on youth and women: Bringing inclusive agricultural markets to life

Walking the talk on youth and women: Bringing inclusive agricultural markets to life

05 Oct 15  News
Highlights from the Fifth African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), 29 September-2 October 2015, Lusaka, Zambia More than 600 men, women and youth attended the AGRF 2015. Over 200 ca...
With Africa facing alarming rise in youth unemployment amid major food challenges, new report finds each offers a solution to the other

With Africa facing alarming rise in youth unemployment amid major food challenges, new report finds each offers a solution to the other

05 Oct 15  News
Analysis turns tables on “ticking time bomb” narrative to reveal world’s largest youth population is as important to African agriculture as seeds and soil A hard hitting rep...
African Green Revolution Forum to elevate role of youth and women in agriculture

African Green Revolution Forum to elevate role of youth and women in agriculture

30 Sep 15  News
Leaders target investments and polices for African farmers and enterprises to meet rising food demand in an urbanizing Africa The rapid rise of urban food markets across sub-Sahar...
South Africa Economic Update: Seizing the window of demographic opportunity

South Africa Economic Update: Seizing the window of demographic opportunity

17 Aug 15  News
A new economic analysis shows that putting South Africa’s high and growing working population to work could push growth above 5% per year and double income South Africa could do...
EAC finance ministers seek to create more jobs for youth in spending plans

EAC finance ministers seek to create more jobs for youth in spending plans

15 Jun 15  News
Protecting jobs was a key highlight of the national budgets read simultaneously by EAC finance ministers on Thursday last week. In the budgets, the finance ministers announc...

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