NA North Africa

Building a bridge to the future through appropriate vocational education programmes would equip African talent with the necessary skill set to be successful on the labour market.

The dimensions to be consider for a 21st Century African education system are inclusivity, integrity, sustainability and a complete shift from ad-hoc arrangements to purposeful strategies and systematic plans. Links between education systems and the labour market are to be strengthened along with interconnections between business-driven innovation, entrepreneurial learning and skills for small business.

Several building blocks are needed for this transformation of the regional economies: investment knowledge, information infrastructures, education, training, support to creative industries and new managerial work structures pivotal in encouraging smart growth using young African talents.