International high-level dialogue forum

Shaping a globalised world

Future Prospects for Africa’s Youth:
Regional and international strategies

6-7 April 2017

NH Hotel, Potsdam





Africa is the youngest of all continents: 62 per cent of its people are below the age of 25. While the youth share of the population is declining in other world regions, it is growing in Africa. It is projected that by 2100, more than one third of the world’s young people will live in sub-Saharan Africa. This presents an immense challenge but also offers major development potential.

What are regional youth policies in Africa? Where do policy gaps exist in practice? What does the private sector contribute? What do youth organisations demand? What are the African partners’ expectations of Europe?


"Définir une politique en faveur des jeunes aux niveaux international et régional" (S.E. Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga)


Media coverage

"Radicalism is not necessarily bad"
Article D+C (Development and Cooperation) from 19/04/2017 by Hans Dembowski

Why 'Marshall Plan' is a contentious term
Blog D+C (Development and Cooperation) from 19/04/2017 by Hans Dembowski


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More publications on this topic

"Young people can effect change"
Interview with Job Shipululo Amupanda
sef: insight 2|2017

"Skills are critical for the job market"
Interview with Misan Rewane
sef: insight 1|2017

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