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Tackling Youth Unemployment in Africa

Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about our goal to tackle youth unemployment through our Digital Jobs Africa initiative.

“In most countries in the world, youth employment is at least twice the percentage of the overall unemployment rate. More importantly, the data show that if a young person is unemployed for more than a year, it affects the trajectory over their life course…The youth population in Africa in the next 30 years is going to grow from 200 million to 400 million. That’s a recipe for economic opportunity or for real social unrest, and we’ve got to get ahead of it.”


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