Africa’s youth are the continent’s greatest asset and the drivers of economic development, says the Africa Development Bank leadership.
Of the 13.8 million students in Africa, fewer than 30% take Science Technology Engineering and Math courses.
“We cannot afford to leave youth behind in science, technology and science,” says AfDB.
African leaders during the former Africa Union Chairperson Moussa Faki days said are committed to integrating up investments in science and technology to help build grey-matter or knowledge infrastructure in the continent’s populations starting with the youths in schools and on vocational training in different institutes.
The also noted the importance of boosting nutrition, and transform of the continent.
Political leadership and domestic financing are essential to accelerating investments in science, technology and innovation to ensure quality and improved innovation.
Today the AfDP group through the STI Forum recognized youth entrepreneurs which had a theme, “Africa is in good hands.”