“The development of a society is determined by the investments it makes in youth.”
AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science & Technology
Africa Talks Jobs (ATJ) is a dialogue platform for showcasing and exchanging successful and innovative approaches for supporting young Africans in practice-oriented higher education, TVET, non-formal education, and entrepreneurship. It is jointly hosted by the African Union Commission, the NEPAD Agency and Business Africa.
The platform brings together the relevant continental stakeholders from government, business, and third sector to develop policy input with a particular focus on strengthening the voice of Africa’s youth in the process.
The foundation of the activities taking place under ATJ is the African Union Roadmap of the Decade for technical, professional, entrepreneurial training and youth employment.
In order to address youth unemployment, more than 160 representatives of youth, business, investment, education, policy-making and civil society from all African regions as well as European partners convened at the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa from 30 to 31 October 2018. The participants discussed how to provide Africa’s next generation with relevant skills that increase businesses’ productivity – including ways to engage the private sector in skills development – and how to promote entrepreneurship and youth-led start-ups.