Africa is a young, dynamic continent with great economic growth potential. All that’s needed is more sustained investment in human capital.
Young people in Africa are enthusiastic and ambitious. If they are healthy, educated, and competent, this generation of Africans, which is the most connected in history, holds the key to releasing more productivity and accelerating the economic trajectory of the continent. This crucial opportunity is brought to light by the recent African Human Capital Heads of State Summit. Here are some reasons why we need to take action right away.
One in three people of working age will be African by 2075. With the working-age population predicted to increase by 450 million by 2035, Africa is the only region in the world where the workforce will continue to grow. This increase in human potential presents Africa with huge opportunities when coupled with high-quality education and useful skills.