Ashoka is putting on what looks like a great webinar and Twitter debate on how entrepreneurship can help Africa’s youth create new possibilities for employment. December 5th, 2013 at 10:00 am EST. Use hashtags #SocEntChat and #AfricaYouthFwd.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that between 2000 and 2008 Africa created 73 million jobs, but only 16 million for young people between the ages of 15 and 24.
How can job creation be improved for young people?
Empowered youth in Africa are adopting innovative alternatives to traditional job choices. Social entrepreneurs, and the programs they create, are empowering these young people, teaching them new skills and providing them with mentorships. Together they are creating sustainable solutions to the youth employment challenge.