Africa Talks Jobs
Equipping the Youth with Adaptive Education and Skills for Employment

Continental conference to be held at the African Union Commission in Ethiopia

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ATJ is a pre-event to the 5th AU-EU Summit

As a platform for multi-stakeholder exchange with the aim to inform policy making, ‘Africa Talks Jobs’ will bring together policy makers, the business community, education practitioners, international partner organizations and youth to discuss effective approaches in education and skills development needed to bring African youth into jobs. In the lead up to the 5th AU-EU Summit in November 2017, concrete policy recommendations for African-European cooperation will be validated at the conference and presented at the summit. The pertinent role of the African business community in fostering youth employment and entrepreneurship will find a special focus at the conference and in the communiqué to the AU-EU Summit.

Business community

Business community as pertinent partner in education and skills-training for African youth

Policy makers

Policy makers providing conducive framework conditions for education and skills development for employment and entrepreneurship


Youth drawing the business community’s and policy makers’ attention to their needs and potential and taking responsibility for their own future

Education Institutions

Education Institutions developing and implementing approaches and strategies for fostering employability and entrepreneurship of graduates jointly with the business community

International Partner Organizations

International Partner Organizations partnering with initiatives for skills development in Africa, engaging in knowledge exchange and streamlining support and resources
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What to expect at ATJ.

The three-day event will feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, and topic specific workshops. Interactive platforms will be availed during the networking hours and the marketplace.
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Join ATJ at the AUC Conference Center

Africa Talks Jobs Event dates are October 30 to November 1, 2017.
The event will be hosted at the African Union Commission Conference Centre. Register today and join this critical continental conference.

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