Jobs for Africa offers 4 types of job creation and unemployment prevention services for governments, regional organizations and international organizations including:
- High-level policy and strategy formulation and/or advisory services
- Design and formulation of job creation programs
- Job creation program implementation at continental, regional, national and local levels
- Training on job creation policies, strategies, tools and techniques
According to McKinsey Global Institute, Africa has more than 60 per cent of the world’s remaining arable land yet the continent is a net importer of food. With a youthful population that is finding it increasingly hard to find formal jobs, the agricultural sector offers opportunities. We are very pleased to see Gedion Mburu, a young man we mentored venturing into horticultural export business and thus creating jobs for his peers, integrating youth and women farmers into the global supply chain through contract farming and above all earning his country Kenya the much needed foreign exchange. He has been featured by BBC News. Kudos to Gedion!
Jobs for Africa contribution to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission 1 Million by 2021 Initiative.
Jobs for Africa Foundation supports the 1 Million by 2021 Initiative which seeks to empower 1 million African youth by the end of the year 2021, through their involvement in four main areas: Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement.
Jobs for Africa was invited to contribute to this initiative through its various efforts to promote employment, entrepreneurship and employability. We pledged support through Africa 2063 Youth Innoparks.
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The Jobs for Africa Foundation is working with our partner the 10 000 Codeurs to provide digital skills to African youth.
The online training programs focus on helping African youth acquire important skills for the global market.
We focus on the following areas:
- Community management
- Data science
- Mobile web development
- Integration and digital management of documents
- Web Integrator
- UX Design
- UI Design
My name is Christine Scheepers, and I am a 22-year-old final year Bachelor of
Communication student, studying at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, I work for the Jobs for Africa Foundation as a Digital and Communication Assistant.
My journey started as an intern at the Jobs for Africa Foundation, made possible through the first ever B360 Virtual Internship Programme – where African students virtually intern at Swiss companies.
This programme was extremely well planned and encompassed a multitude of
different elements, ranging from employment to intercultural exchange (through virtual host families) and multiple forms of training. As a young professional, it is crucial to be exposed to a working environment in order to learn. I feel that this opportunity has allowed me to improve my professional writing, time management and so much more.
Through learning by doing, I have gained experience in a multitude of fields, including website updates, visual content creation, news reporting, article writing, transcription and many more.
And even though this was a virtual set-up, I feel that I have gained a set of expertise that would benefit me even when employed face-to-face, but I have additionally gained skills that will prepare me to effectively work remotely. I would like to thank the Jobs for Africa Foundation, B360 and all other stakeholders for allowing me this opportunity and for bettering my chances of successfully entering the job market and providing me with a set of skills that allow me to make the best of any work endeavour.
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