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Education is key to realising Africa’s demographic dividend

Education for Impact ® by Hichem Omezzine, co-lead for global education at Actis

Africa has one of the world’s youngest and fastest growing populations. By 2050, the number of Africans below 18 is due to reach about 1 billion. Realising the potential of this demographic dividend cannot rely on a ‘just add people’ strategy. Africa’s rising prosperity must be rooted in sound leadership underpinned by a skilled, dynamic, African labour force. The continent therefore requires a robust, diverse and well-funded educational ecosystem.


The Imperative to Re-skill in the Aftermath of the World Economic Forum Meetings

Jobs of Tomorrow by Paresh Soni Associate Director: MANCOSA Graduate School of Business

In 2017 there has been a flurry of World Economic Forum (WEF) gatherings, including the annual global summit in Davos, Switzerland, and the regional meetings in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The African convention took place in Durban, South Africa, recently. A critical issue which took centre stage in all of these gatherings was the subject of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR or Industry 4.0).