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Soft Is The New Hard

Think about it. Which dentist would you prefer – the one who does a good job, and is kind and empathetic to your pain, or the one who also does a good job, but doesn’t seem to care that he is hurting you? If times are lean, and you are forced to lay off an [...]

Integrating Africa’s Workforce

by Dr. Mthuli Ncube former Chief Economist and Vice President African Development Bank We have all seen the news reports about unskilled African workers and economic migrants desperately attempting to make their way to Europe, in overcrowded and unsafe vessels, risking their lives in the quest for a better life. We have also read about [...]

7 Skills Every Young African Should Have

The World Economic Forum Africa (WEF Africa) has identified seven skills that, on the one hand, are in great demand from the perspective of African employers, and on the other hand, are in short supply among young African entrants to the workforce.  A focus on these seven skills by educational institutions, workforce training programs, and [...]

Africa Innovation Centre – An Innovation In Itself

Workforce development does not only apply to unskilled workers. Scientists, technologists, and researchers need to have the resources to develop their skills, and a platform for experimentation and collaboration in order to fulfill their career ambitions, and solve important problems for which their education trained them. Africans with science and technology education have had [...]

Art, Culture and Workforce Development

Storytelling. Musical concerts. Art museums. Traditional dance performances. Crafts markets. Workforce development. Which one of the above doesn’t fit?  According to a report recently published by the United Nations, they all fit together seamlessly; arts and culture is an unappreciated form of creating sustainable jobs in cities around the world, [...]

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