Africa to Have the World’s Fastest-Growing Youth Population

We all know that Africa is a growing continent, and more importantly, the youth population is on the rise. But what does this mean for the world’s future? According to new data from the World Bank Group, more than half of the global youth population by 2035 will be in Sub-Saharan Africa – which equates to 650 million people. This means that if we want to see where our next generation of leaders is coming from, this region should not be ignored.

With such a significant demographic group at stake, there needs to be a focus on investing in these countries now than later. And with so many young people living there who have access and demand for technology, it also becomes necessary for companies like Facebook and Google to invest there.

This is why the recent announcement by Mark Zuckerberg was such a big deal – that Facebook plans to hire another 3000 people in Africa over the next year or so. This will be on top of his already existing team and offices across Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt. While it might not seem like a lot, what it signifies is a serious commitment from the company to invest in these markets now and for years to come.

It’s clear that as our world gets smaller with increased connectivity across different parts of Africa, companies that wish to succeed need to adapt their strategies accordingly. And part of this involves hiring more locals who understand how business works there – not just those based in the US or Europe. While we’re still far away from seeing a massive change on ground level yet, small steps like these go a long way into helping people see themselves differently. These steps will hopefully motivate them enough towards changing things around at grass root levels as well.

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest participation in tertiary education and the highest youth unemployment rate despite the globalization of tertiary education. A report from World Bank insists on the imperative of intelligent investment in Africa since 377.4 million students by 2030, 471.4 million by 2035, and 594.1 million by 2040.

In the report, World Banknotes that tertiary training graduates in Sub-Saharan Africa understand the most elevated paces of return to interest in their schooling than some other locale. This mirrors the absence of supply for exceptionally requested progressed abilities in the area and should spike both public interest in tertiary instruction and individual interest in accomplishing post-auxiliary accreditations.

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