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Countries Spearheading Skills Development in Africa

Many African governments have come to understand that skills training is a major pillar of economic development, and have started making efforts to invest in skills development initiatives. We highlight some of the projects and policies aimed at equipping young people, and the unemployed, with the skills they need to enter the job market. [...]

Andela’s Strategy is a Skills Development Masterstroke

By using their belief that brilliance is evenly distributed, and sensing that there was an untapped resource, Andela was founded in 2014 with a mandate to assist young developers in improving their skills and providing access to companies that would otherwise not consider employing outside of traditional markets. “Andela is a movement of awesome [...]

Policy Needs to Drive Vocational Development in Nigeria

In order for Nigeria to sustain current economic development and accelerate growth, a strong understanding of the education, skills, and employment landscape is important in determining where shortfalls might exist. This is part of the findings of the latest World Bank Competitiveness and Employability Report.  While the country’s unemployment rate sits at approximately 20 [...]

Funding Skills Development in South Africa

There’s a major drive in South Africa to economically empower the previously disadvantaged majority. Skills development is one of the ways the government is equipping the millions of people who are underprivileged with training so they can be active participants in the economy. To fuel this skills development machine, the Skills Development Levies Act [...]

Creating a Uniquely African Eyewear Line

Studying optometry was not Anthonia Ojo’s first choice. The young Nigerian was initially interested in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical field. She was almost swayed by her parents to study medicine, but was eventually given the option of studying optometry upon applying at the University of Benin City in Nigeria. “I have no [...]

Dreams Take Flight With Aviation Engine Gift

Is there anything more exciting than the idea of flying, whether it involves jetting off on a holiday, or on a short business trip, or lying on the grass, staring up at the sky and wondering where all the airplanes passing overhead are going? There is an escapism attached to flight and aviation that [...]

Accelerating Renewable Energy Capacity Development in Ethiopia

GE Renewable Energy and the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAIT) in Ethiopia partner to, amongst other initiatives, develop a Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence. The centre will serve as a training hub for undergraduate students in the Ethiopian university system; a research incubator for graduates; and a learning environment for faculty. GE Ethiopia [...]

Job-Hunting? The Renewable Energy Sector is Hiring!

Many JOB OPPORTUNITIES will be created along the different segments of the value chain, with increasing requirements for individuals with DIVERSE SKILL-SETS AND TALENTS. Significant efforts in TRAINING AND EDUCATION is needed to provide the labour market with the REQUIRED SKILLS.

Empowering Women-Owned Enterprises To Solve Local Energy Challenges

Lack of access to electricity continues to plague many African countries, including Uganda, where up to 80% of the population lives without power. Given the increasing demand, it will take more than the Ugandan government to power up the East African country. Organisations like the United States Development Foundation (USADF), in partnership with [...]

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