- Friday, April 20 – Accra, Ghana
- Tuesday, April 24 – Nairobi, Kenya
- Friday, April 27 – Kinshasa, DRC
There are an estimated 7-10 million young people seeking employment every year in Africa. Even countries that are reducing poverty at a rapid rate, such as Ethiopia, have not solved the youth employment challenge. If Africa’s youth cannot find productive jobs, the continent will not only fail to sustain growth and poverty reduction, it risks periods of civil unrest—as experienced in the Middle East and North Africa recently—because the expectations of these young people, fueled by growth and globalization, will be unfulfilled.
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About Africa Gathering
Africa Gathering (AG) draws inspiration from the traditional, symbolic African Baobab tree the place where people can gather to share knowledge, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Under AG’s tree all speak openly, from activators to innovators, from artists to technologists. Under our tree we celebrate the change-makers and their work, we connect them to like-minded people, we share their passion for a positive Africa. Gathered under this tree, we bring African ideas and innovations to the rest of the world so that they can be recognised, used and celebrated. We provide an online and offline exchange forum that allows ordinary but amazingly talented African activators to champion their projects and concepts so that their achievements can be given exposure, gain momentum and attract interest from a global audience.
For more information, please visit: www.africagathering.org
Contacts: World Bank: Nicole Amarteifio, firstname.lastname@example.org; Africa Gathering: Mariéme Jamme, email@example.com Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/worldbankafrica Be updated via Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/worldbankafrica For our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/worldbank