AfDB: strategy for youth employment in Africa aims to create 25 million jobs over 10 years (2016-2025)

(TAP) – The Job for Youth in Africa Strategy (SEJA) implemented by the African Development Bank (AfDB) aims to create 25 million jobs over 10 years (2016-2025) and reach 50 million youth indirectly, said on Monday Sunita Pitamber, Director of Human Development within the AfDB, at the Ministerial Conference of North Africa, held in Gammarth.

The objective of this conference is to discuss with the ministers concerned with youth employment in the North Africa countries the fast actions that can undertake the AfDB with the concerned authorities to find jobs for young Africans, stressed Pitamber.

To achieve the expected results of SEJA, the AfDB, she said, will focus on three strategic areas of intervention namely integration, innovation and investment.

The integration aims to insert youth employment in all policies and programmes developed by the AfDB while innovation is the implementation of flagship programme in agriculture, ICTs and industry.

Under investment, the AfDB will implement three types of interventions to attract the private sector investment by reducing the financial risk to the private sector, increasing access to finance and encouraging of the private sector to integrate issues related to youth employment in their investments.

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