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Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Education in Africa

July 6, 2016
Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Education in Africa
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The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that the incidence of long-term unemployment among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa is as high as 48.1 percent. In 2015, an estimated 226 million youth lived in Africa. Southern Voices Network Scholar François Kaboré shares his research on the impact of entrepreneurship training on youth employment in Côte d’Ivoire and describes how entrepreneurship education could be mainstreamed in higher education curricular in an effort to build sustainable peace and prosperity. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.    Read more