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Future of Work in Africa – Seminar

Title
Future of Work in Africa – Seminar
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Hosted by: Mohammad Amir Anwar # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
28th Oct 2020 16:30 - 28th Oct 2020 18:00
Location
Zoom
URL
http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/events/seminar_series/2020_2021/future_of_work_in_africa_seminar

Africa is experiencing one of fastest population growth in the world. It is also the youngest continent in the world with 60% of the population below 25 years of age. By 2030, there will be 375 million young people in the job market in Africa. Within a few decades Africa’s workforce will be the largest in the world. But there’s a significant gap between the number of young people seeking work in Africa and the employment opportunities available to them. This seminar will provoke discussion on crucial skills development and also the educational priorities and systems needed to ensure young people are ready for the changing world of work.

This event is a special edition of the weekly Centre of African Studies seminar and is chaired by Mohammad Amir Anwar, Lecturer in African Studies and International Development at the University of Edinburgh. Amir will be joined by guests from across the African continent. The event is free to attend but you must register via Eventbrite.

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