What if youth employment entrepreneurs got to design the blended financial instruments they needed?
Scott Onder, Mercy Corps' Social Venture Fund
By 2040, Africa will have 1 billion people of working age—the largest labor force in the world. But traditional job growth is lagging, youth unemployment is rising, and the future of work is in flux. Automation, gig economy models, digital work, and accelerating migration of jobs and labor offer both promise and uncertainty for anyone trying to adapt to the 21st century world of work. Come hear from entrepreneurs developing new models to positively disrupt how youth learn, work, and thrive and get their input on how we can intelligently design the funding vehicles they need to scale.
Africa, blended finance, Future of Education, social entrepreneurs, Youth Employment
Misan Rewane, WAVE Academy, Nigeria Audrey Cheng, CEO, Moringa School, Kenya Adam Grunewald, CEO, Lynk, Kenya Scott Onder, Mercy Corps' Social Venture Fund (moderator)
Moringa School: https://moringaschool.com/ WAVE Academy: http://waveacademies.org/ Lynk: http://lynk.co.ke/ Mercy Corps' Social Venture Fund: https://www.mercycorps.org/innovations/social-venture-fund