The EPWP programme creates paid work opportunities for unemployed citizens, primarily women.
The EPWP programme creates paid work opportunities for unemployed citizens, primarily women. Image: REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

The executive director of the International Trade Center, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, on Wednesday urged Africans to push efforts in data, investment facilitation measures, digital economy, and investment in skills to meet expectations of millions of young entrants in labor market every year.

Foreign investments are contributing to the endeavors of making the continent that Africans want, Arancha Gonzalez told the official opening of the Africa Industrialization Week on Wednesday at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

“There are 12 million young entrants in the market every year,” she said. “This is our reminder that we need to move faster especially we need to move in an integrated manner.”

Gonzalez stressed on four ingredients: data, investment facilitation, better business environment and improved education and training. Enditem

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