GEN South Africa, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Youngpreneur Media, CAYE and the Raymond Ackerman Foundation
Africa has the youngest population in the world with over 200 million and according to the African Economic Outlook, this figure will double by 2045. While the youth population in Africa continues to grow, fewer job opportunities are created. Although the unemployment remains high today, the youth are turning to entrepreneurship and changing the entrepreneurship narrative. In Kenya and Ghana, youth are increasingly exploring mobile technology to improve sectors such as health and agricultural production. In Nigeria a strong entrepreneurial culture is on the rise and incubators are springing around town to support young entrepreneurs. African governments have also increased their support for entrepreneurs by introducing various policies and initiatives to encourage an entrepreneurial culture. This session is led by African entrepreneurs and leaders that contribute immensely in their communities.