Webinar: Lessons from Youth Innovators on Youth Employment


“There is a great human potential, human capital and great natural resources in Africa, but for me, Africa’s greatest assets are the young people,” said United Nations Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi in 2013. Alhendawi is right. Today, there are nearly 300 million people between ages 10 and 24 in sub-Saharan Africa—and there will be nearly twice as many young people in the region by mid-century. They have real, undeniable potential to build a better future for the continent.

As for how, that’s what The MasterCard Foundation, Ashoka, and the winners of the “Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa” challenge will discuss in the last of a two-part media event. Up for discussion: lessons from young innovators addressing employment, resourcing for job creators, putting faith in young people, the idea of a "job" and how young people have been able to redefine it and more.

RSVP & Tune into a "Lessons from young innovators" webinar to learn more about Africa’s best ideas for youth employment at 9:30 a.m. EST on February 25. Offer your insights during the webinar using the #AfricaYouthFwd hashtag.