“As a fast-growing continent, [Africa] expects to add another billion to the work force, which would make it larger than China and India combined. That is a huge, daunting challenge.”
As the World Bank cuts growth forecasts for Africa, it has never been more important for African countries to take action so they can compete in the global knowledge economy.
Leading thinkers on social entrepreneurship and innovation are converging in Oxford. Follow the conversation on our live stream from the event.
Common challenges and goals are behind Egypt’s push to strengthen ties with its southern neighbours, argues Qalaa Holdings’ regional director.
“We must avoid complacency, thinking: alright, the macroeconomic consequences are everywhere, but not here.”
The first step to better healthcare is better data, Michael Bloomberg and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop argue.
Land degradation is costing Africa billions and holding back the agriculture sector. Donors and governments need to invest in land restoration.
Tanzania’s natural gas discoveries have great potential - but the government needs to provide a regulatory framework that reassures investors.
Apprenticeships can provide the key to closing the skills gap that leaves so many of Africa’s youth unprepared for the modern workplace.
Africa’s future must include a vibrant and productive rural economy in order to be inclusive. That begins on the farm.
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Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.
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