Africa is home to the world’s youngest and fastest growing population – by 2100, more than 40% of the world’s workforce will be African. Over the past 10 years, significant capital and innovation have been directed towards tackling the question of how best to harness this talent to unlock economic growth for Africa and the world. In this panel, we will first look back on the past decade; the progress made, and lessons learned, by ventures built to upskill and connect talent. We then look ahead to the next ten years, for new challenges and opportunities on the horizon.
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with our panel of experts via Zoom on the topic of talent acquisition in Africa.
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) is housed at the Graduate School of Business, and focuses on driving growth through entrepreneurship and scaling established enterprises to create jobs and improve lives. SEED engages in research, teaching and especially on-the-ground training and mentoring for entrepreneurs. SEED, which seeks to alleviate poverty by stimulating the creation of economic opportunities through innovation, entrepreneurship and the growth of businesses, was established in 2011. The Seed Transformation Program is a comprehensive yearlong program that includes six months of immersive general-management training on the continent, led by Stanford GSB faculty and supported by trained local facilitators.