EVENTS Greater Accra

Youth Transforming Africa

The World Bank’s Africa Region, in partnership with George Washington University School of Business and the Growth Dialogue, is organizing an event, on the margins of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings, focusing on youth transforming Africa. Kindly join us at the World Bank Group Ghana Office on Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 at 1.30 pm to connect via web-streaming and engage through live chat. We want to hear from African youth the binding constraints to employment that they face in Africa, their ideas of solutions and their views on the role the Bank can play in providing opportunities for them.

Date: Tuesday, 12 April, 2016
Venue:World Bank Office Accra
Time: 1.30Youth2pm

Context:

Africa finds itself faced with an unprecedented opportunity. Every year, between 2015 and 2035, close to 5 million people will turn 15 years of age, crossing the threshold of childhood into adolescence, while in the rest of the world, the population will grow older. As noted in the World Bank report on youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa (released in 2014), only a quarter of the young people who enter the labor market each year over the next decade will find a salaried position, and only a small fraction of them will secure formal employment in “modern” enterprises, with the majority of young people remaining in the informal sector.

One of the World Bank’s priorities in Africa is to invest in scientific and technical education to equip young people with skills matching current business needs. The goal for the Bank is to facilitate young people’s transition to productive employment. The purpose of these Ted-style Talks is to promote youth entrepreneurship in Africa. The theme of the event is also central to GWSB’s focus on global entrepreneurship and its intense interest in the continent and the Growth Dialogue’s vision of shared growth. The event will feature inspiring young entrepreneurs who are transforming Africa with their start-ups in the fields of health, education, animation, finance, agriculture, and software.

One of the World Bank’s priorities in Africa is to invest in scientific and technical education to equip young people with skills matching current business needs. The goal for the Bank is to facilitate young people’s transition to productive employment. The purpose of these Ted‐style
Talks is to promote youth entrepreneurship in Africa. The theme of the event is also central to GWSB’s focus on global entrepreneurship and its intense interest in the continent and the Growth Dialogue’s vision of shared growth.

The event will feature inspiring young entrepreneurs who are transforming Africa with their start‐ups in the fields of health, education, animation, finance, agriculture, and software.

Featuring
‐ Edward Amartey‐Tagoe (Software, Ghana)
‐ Nosarieme Garrick (Producer, Nigeria)
‐ Efosa Ojomo (Research Fellow, Nigeria)
‐ Andriankoto Ratozamanana (Innovation Hub founder, Madagascar)
‐ Jeremy Riro (Blogger, Kenya)
‐ Rahama Wright (Agriculture, Ghana, USA)
‐ Arthur Zang (CardioPad, Health, Cameroun)

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