According to World Bank data, half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under 25 years of age and each year until 2035, there will be half a million more 15-year-olds than the year before.
While Africa’s youth bulge could present an opportunity for innovation and economic growth for the continent, many countries still struggle to provide sufficient perspectives for their youth. Youth unemployment continues to be a challenge for Sub-Sahara Africa with rates being as high as 60 per cent in some countries.
J’ai été une Jeune Volontaire des Nations Unies aux îles Comores pendant un peu moins d’un an. L’archipel des Comores est situé sur la côte sud-est de l’Afrique ; le pays voisin à l’est est le Mozambique tandis que le Madagascar est situé sur sa côte nord-ouest.
Durant mon affectation, j’étais chargée d’appuyer la communication au Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD).
I was a UN Youth Volunteer in Comoros for a little less than a year. Comoros is situated off the south-east coast of Africa; Mozambique is on its east and Madagascar on the north-west.
During my assignment, I worked as a UN Youth Volunteer in Communication for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).