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The WorkPlan is Africa’s first Private Sector Led Collaborative Platform for Policy Makers, Private Sector, Academia and Africa’s Youth to draw up a Practical Blueprint for developing the formal & informal Skills of young people that are pivotal to Job Creation and the sustainable growth of Africa’s various sectors and industries ahead of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

WHO WILL RUN TODAY’S BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS BY 2030

With an anticipated annual labor market entry of about 11 Million youth for the next 10years, it is crucial for Nigeria and Africa to get introspective about preparing our future workforce at a time when Innovation Enterprise is predicting that automation will power 85 percent of customer service by 2020 and cut business costs by $8 Billion by 2022.

Are Africa’s Youth competitive across the Continent and globally? Are our High Schools and Tertiary Institutions using Instructional Material that are future compliant? With the breakneck speed at which emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Block chain etc. are invading Public and Private Systems, does the quality of education and skills African young people have access to make them ready for the future of work? If we must position Africa’s current and successor generations to compete for high-level jobs with competitive remunerations in the emerging global digital economy, what policies, efforts and actions do we need to make and take?

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF WORK MEAN FOR AFRICA’S YOUTH?

Of the 600 million young people entering the labour market by 2030, one in three will be a young African. A rethink now on how to better prepare African youth to the Future of Work is thus essential if we are to strategically implement Agenda2063 of the African Union and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals” – International Labour Organization.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Students in Tertiary institutions
  • Young Professionals
  • HR Practitioners/Experts
  • Youth Corpers
  • CEOs
  • Federal Ministers and State Commissioners of Education, Science and Tech
  • Policy Makers
  • Representatives of International Agencies
  • Team Leads/Managers across Industries
  • Techies & Venture Capitalists
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