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The Future of Work and Jobs in Africa
As the world of work continues to transform, it is imperative to reflect on number of questions including: What is the future of work for youth? What do young men and women desire the most from their jobs? Is it a good pay? Becoming top managers? Or rather flexibility in their working time and place? Which sectors remain under explored yet have potential for youth employment? What are the skills needed to respond to the existing labour market requirements? In Africa, the number of unemployed young men and women is still growing and opportunities in ‘traditional’ forms of work are decreasing due to a number of factors, including low productivity; the collapse of the commodity boom; skills gaps; global competition; and the adoption of new technologies.