AEC 2019

06-Dec-2019

African Economic Conference: The do’s and don’ts of youth employment

African governments, working with civil society and the private sector, should formulate deliberate policies to boost employability, particularly of the continent’s youth, according to regional surveys presented at this year’s African Economic Conference (AEC) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Researchers Abou Kane from Senegal, Joachim Tindo from Cameroon and Togo’s Mawussi Djahini-Afawoubo administered the survey to analyze the labor market in their respective countries. The survey results on Wednesday dominated discussions at the three-day conference, hosted by the African Development Bank...
05-Dec-2019

AEC 2019 : Best Of video Day-2

05-Dec-2019

2019 African Economic Conference: Work as one and listen to the youth to create jobs for Africa’s next generation, delegates urge policymakers

Africa must work as one to turn the continent’s ‘youth bulge’ into opportunities, delegates at the closing of the 2019 African Economic Conference said on Wednesday. The three-day conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, discussed initiatives for boosting entrepreneurship, improving the business ecosystem, access to capital and better infrastructure – all to create decent jobs for the continent’s unemployed and under-employed youth. Hanan Morsy, Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research at the African Development Bank, underscored the importance of gainful and decent employment...
04-Dec-2019

Bring us to the table to unlock youth jobs and power growth, say young African entrepreneurs

Young African entrepreneurs urged to make their voices heard in business policy-making across the continent and called on governments to implement friendlier tax policies, improve access to finance and boost support for youth-led businesses to create jobs. Speaking at the 2019 African Economic Conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Tuesday, the young business leaders said their role as engines of growth needed to be taken more seriously. “Youths running businesses are not taken seriously,” Terence Mathe, Co-Founder of Southern Incineration Services (SISCO) in Zimbabwe...
04-Dec-2019

Conférence économique africaine 2019 : adapter la formation professionnelle aux besoins du marché pour accroitre les opportunités d’emplois des jeunes africains

Les experts et chercheurs présents à la Conférence économique africaine 2019, ont dressé un tableau des faiblesses du marché du travail en Afrique. Selon eux, ce marché est caractérisé principalement par l’inadéquation de la formation, un accès difficile et un environnement économique dominé par le secteur informel.  Au cours de cette session sur « Emploi des jeunes en Afrique, opportunités et défis », les jeunes chercheurs ont fait le point de la situation au Ghana, Togo, Bénin, Cameron et au Congo. Adeolo Oyenubi, chercheur à la School of Economics and finances,...
04-Dec-2019

“Let’s address skills mismatch in jobs for the youth,” speaker tells African Economic Conference

The second day of the 2019 African Economic Conference, exploring ways to create jobs for Africa’s youth,  focused on the youth skills gap issue across the continent. The conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh is hosted by the African Development Bank in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. According to Adamon Mukasa, senior researcher at the African Development Bank, under-skilled youth represented 28.9% of Africa’s population, more than double the 13% recorded in other developing regions...
03-Dec-2019

Doughnuts from sweet potatoes: young African entrepreneur makes business a tasty success

When Regis Umugiraneza graduated from college in Rwanda he didn’t know what to do. Then he discovered that sweet potatoes, a popular harvest in his country, could be the answer. Umugiraneza, co-founder and chief executive officer of Carl Group, is one of the young African entrepreneurs selected as youth speakers at the 2019 African Economic Conference underway in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh. The three-day conference, hosted by the African Development Bank, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (...
03-Dec-2019

Conférence économique africaine à Charm el Cheikh : « réformer l’offre de formation et le marché du travail pour offrir plus d’opportunités aux jeunes africains », indique un panel d’experts

Les participants de la première session plénière de la conférence économique africaine 2019, à Charm el-Cheikh, en Egypte ont indiqué deux défis principaux, à savoir, identifier les besoins du marché du travail et restructurer les économies africaines. Les participants à cette session ont discuté des entraves aux actions gouvernementales, qui réduisent les opportunités d’emplois aux jeunes africains. Il s’agit surtout, selon eux de créer des emplois décents pour les jeunes, en leur offrant des alternatives durables à la pauvreté tout en améliorant leur quotidien. Selon les panelistes,...
03-Dec-2019

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to promote a continuous learning culture among young people and build their capacity to shape the continent’s future. The high-level event drew heads of state and government, ministers and leaders from the private sector and academia to discuss how this new tool and...
03-Dec-2019

Conférence économique africaine 2019 - A Sharm el-Cheikh, l’emploi et le développement des capacités des jeunes africains, au cœur des débats

Plus de 350 parties prenantes convergent vers Charm el-Cheikh en Égypte, pour participer à la Conférence économique africaine (AEC) de 2019 qui porte cette année, sur les questions liées à l’emploi, à la compétence et au développement des capacités des jeunes africains. Du 2 au 4 décembre 2019, la conférence, réunira des chercheurs, des représentants de la jeunesse, des chefs d’entreprise, des décideurs et des représentants des médias d’Afrique et du monde, afin d’élaborer des politiques et des stratégies susceptibles de favoriser la croissance inclusive et la création d’emplois dans la...
02-Dec-2019

2019 African Economic Conference: A clarion call for bolder action to tackle Africa’s youth jobs crisis

The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Monday with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs  in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth. Addressing the opening plenary of the three-day conference, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr said the conference provided a critical platform to address the challenges of jobs for the youth on the continent. “Africa is the next development frontier and the youths will...
02-Dec-2019

African Economic Conference 2019 – participants converge on Sharm El Sheikh to debate jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa’s youth

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year’s focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa’s youth. The three-day conference, from 2-4 December, brings together researchers, youth representatives, business leaders, policymakers and media representatives from Africa and around the globe – to hammer out policies and strategies for successful inclusive growth and job creation in the region. The recommendations will guide commitments of partners – the African Development Bank,...
25-Nov-2019

AEC 2019: Only a competitive youth will guarantee Africa’s sustainable inclusive economic growth – African Development Bank Chief Economist Charles Lufumpa

The youth of Africa must be empowered to be competitive in order to play a more meaningful role in the continent’s economic transformation drive, urged African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, Charles Lufumpa. “A skilled and empowered youth workforce is a valuable asset that can help African economies accelerate the momentum of their structural transformation and economic development,” Lufumpa said ahead of the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), scheduled to open next week in the Egyptian resort city of...
24-Oct-2019

2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh to foster jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youths

What: African Economic Conference Who: African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Development Programme When: 2-4 December 2019 Where: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt   The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), the leading platform for networking, dialogue and knowledge-sharing on pertinent issues facing Africa, will take place 2-4 December 2019 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference is jointly organized by the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, on the theme...
28-Jun-2019

Call for Papers - African Economic Conference 2019

About the Conference: The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 2nd to 4th December 2019. Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges facing Africa. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development for African Youths”.   Registration   Policy-oriented papers...