Why Africa Skills Hub
The African continent is projected to have the largest workforce by 2030 yet youth unemployment presents a huge crisis. Across the continent, more than 90% of the 10 million university graduates each year do not find jobs, with an average 5-year lag before most find their first job. Without work, many are disillusioned and apathetic, seeking to leave their countries or embarking on unsafe trips through the Sahara and Mediterranean. Yet, organizations are struggling to source the management talent needed to service this rapid growth, while young Africans lack the skills needed to secure jobs or start successful businesses. Again is the lack of interest by young Africans to acquire hands-on skills for better careers in the informal sector which is largely the continents biggest contributing sector in terms of Gross Domestic Product.