Youth Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion

Short Course

Monday, March 23, 2020 to Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Accra, Ghana

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Development Bank estimates that without concerted action, nearly 50 percent of youth will be unemployed or economically inactive by 2025. An estimated 18 million new jobs will be needed each year until 2035 to absorb the growing labor force in the region. However, the problem is not only unemployment, but underemployment and a lack of secure and decent work.

In light of this, the Microfinance Association has set up a Regional Alliance Network to address some of the challenging issues on youth unemployment in Africa.

Course Modules:

  • Using financial inclusion to address youth unemployment.
  • Removing barriers to joined – up approach.
  • Addressing - neither in employment, nor in education or training.
  • Strengthening the role and effectiveness of vocational education and training.
  • Strengthening the role of local enterprise partnerships.
  • Strategy session to address fundamental challenges in Africa.
  • Specific cases studies - New- Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America and Pakistan.
  • Role of Fintech and Digital Finance.
  • Enterprise development initiatives.
  • Action plan for 2020 and beyond.

Target Audience: 

  • Practitioners /microfinance institutions.
  • Financial inclusion experts.
  • Microfinance associations.
  • Government representatives.
  • Researchers.
  • International and local non-governmental organizations.
  • Financial technology.
  • Technical and financial development partners.
Organizer The Microfinance Association
Related Region / Country Global, Africa / Ghana
Related Resources Event Information  -  English (en)

Keywords Youth Employment, Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion
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