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.
Education and employment opportunity for all
Overcoming inequalities through inclusive socioeconomic development
- Identify the barriers standing in the way of people’s access to education.
- Promote circular migration and see Africa as an investment opportunity.
- Address the skills mismatch by mapping the skills needed against the skills taught.
- Ensure that what is taught in schools is what the market needs in the future.