“The Future of African Youth”
The youth population in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing rapidly. Nearly one in three people living in the region, or about 297 million, is between the ages of 10 and 24. Some reports predict by 2050, that age group is projected to nearly double to about 561 million. African youth are also becoming better educated with statistics forecasting that 20-to-24-year-olds who complete secondary education will increase from well above 50 percent over the next 20 years. Yet despite African youth being more educated, unemployment remains a barrier to the region's development. Some of the highest rates on the continent are in southern Africa, where 51 percent of young women and 43 percent of young men are unemployed.
Join us for this live one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast when guest host Ndimyake Mwakalyelye and her guests take a closer look at the overwhelming potential of African youth in their quest to impact economic growth and development of the continent.
Voice of America
Washington Studio Guest:
President and CEO
East African Youth Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania
and Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) Leader
Via SKYPE: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Question of the Week:
In your mind, what are the greatest challenges facing African youth that hinders them from being fully engaged economically and politically?
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and let us know what you think!
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