Africa, the world’s youngest continent; 60 percent of Africa is under 25 years old

This is no accident. Sixty percent of Africans are under the age of 25. The median age is 19. (By comparison, in North America it’s 35.) And the number of young people in Africa is expected to grow in the decades ahead.

Africa’s population has been on the increase over the past 50 years. The continent is home to over 1.2 billion people, over 60% of whom fall below the age of 25. The population of Africa is projected to double by 2050 to around 2.4 billion people.
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This is no accident. Sixty percent of Africans are under the age of 25. The median age is 19. (By comparison, in North America it’s 35.) And the number of young people in Africa is expected to grow in the decades ahead.Africa is the most youthful continent in the world, with 226 million youth (aged 15–24) in 2015, or roughly 20% of the glo...

The other thing that always strikes me during my trips to Africa is the unbridled optimism of this young generation. Even in the face some tough health and development challenges, most of the youth I meet have a positive outlook about the future.

Africa’s growing youthful population: reflections on a continent at a tipping point – but investing in developing Africa’s young population is central to the region’s socio-economic development.

This is also no accident. Young people are often the most optimistic people I meet. They are ambitious. They think in innovative ways and are eager to learn the newest technologies. They are also willing to take risks. To see Africa through their eyes is to see a continent brimming with potential and opportunity.Youth in agribusiness: Promoting job creation in Africa Leveraging Investment and innovations for Africa’s youth and susta...

Later this month, I’ll be in New York to talk about Africa’s future at the second annual Goalkeepersevent. Ahead of the gathering, I wanted to share some of the stories of Africa’s next generation of leaders. Here is a collection of 360-degree videos about five young Africans helping to shape Africa’s future in the fields of agriculture, health, development, sports, and wildlife conservation.

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Crimson Tazvinzwa

TEACHER & MEDIA TRAINER

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