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Why Agriculture Can Be a Solution for Youth Unemployment in Africa

One approach to Africa’s youth unemployment crisis is engaging more young people in the agricultural sector. After all, Africa holds half of the world’s uncultivated arable land, with agriculture set to create stable employment for eight million people by 2020. Greater investments in the agriculture value chain could potentially add an additional six million jobs.

Where You Start in Life Does Not Determine Your Future

In this video interview, Reeta Roy, President & CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, shares why investing in Africa’s youth is so critical—and her hopes for 2015.

Young Social Innovators in Africa Take Center Stage

An emerging generation of young change-makers in Africa is tackling urgent challenges—poverty, food insecurity, unemployment, lack of access to health care—with creativity, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit. Take Mene Blessing Oritseweyinmi, who developed...