10 Things You Should Know About Africa’s Future Workforce

Written by Peter Pedroncelli

Africa is a continent that is filled with potential, with the population of the continent continuing to grow as an increasingly younger demographic begins to take shape, in contrast to many other parts of the world, where ageing populations are the order of the day.

The seventh African Population Conference (APC) jointly hosted by the government of South Africa and the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) took place last week, with the conference, which is convened only once every four years, presenting information and challenges concerning population growth on the continent.

One of the important elements that needs to be considered in Africa involves the future workforce that will carry the continent forward.

Here are 10 things you need to know about Africa’s future workforce and the continent’s ability to adapt to the changing landscape that the future holds.

Sources: World Bank, Unicef, AEO, Forbes, SAP.