Education and employment opportunity for all

Overcoming inequalities through inclusive socioeconomic development

A2
High-level panel - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
14:30 to 16:00

All forms of inequalities – social, economic, health and cultural – are closely related to the issues of unemployment, lack of access to quality education and wealth creation. Inequalities linked to skills, education and labour markets have determining consequences at both the micro and macro levels. They prevent individuals from fulfilling their potential to create wealth and live healthy lives. In Africa, it is vital to boost  skills development and access to decent jobs. Also vital is to promote entrepreneurial capacities to promote long-lasting, inclusive economic growth and social cohesion. This session will discuss the best instruments to eradicate barriers to access to quality education and job creation by addressing the structural factors that underpin unemployment and sustain inequalities. 

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Speakers

Moderator
Raj Kumar
President & Editor-in-Chief
Devex
Arancha Gonzalez
Executive Director
International Trade Center
Philippe Scholtès
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Marie Chantal Uwitonze
CEO
Boost Employability and Entrepreneurship Skills in Africa
Marita Mitschein
SAP SE
Caroline Kamaitha
Vice President Africa
SES Networks
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
Former President of Malta and UNIDO Good will Ambassador and Patron of Global Africa
Office of the President Emeritus Coleiro Preca
Inota Cheta
Young Leader - Zambia
Papa Sarr
General Delegate for Entrepreneurship - Republic of Senegal
Government of the Republic of Senegal