The Challenging Opportunity of Africa's Rising Workforce
Africa is growing, and it is growing fast. By 2050, the continent will account for half of the world's population growth, and by 2100 its current 1.1 billion population could quadruple. African leaders see their fast-growing and young population as one of their greatest resources. Yet this rising workforce faces new challenges, such as a rapidly changing work environment, the rise of technology and the need for new skills. Compounding the problem are existing issues that many African nations grapple with, including poverty, lack of access to education, and lack of quality education services when access does exist.