200 million youth in sub-Saharan Africa are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), this number is rising, and young women are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to be affected, according to an International Labour Organization (ILO) report.
Digital literacy and skills are one of the main causes of digital & financial exclusion globally. It’s for that reason that the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development & its members believe it to be critical to achieve 60 per cent of youth and adults having at least a minimum level of proficiency in sustainable digital skills by 2025.
MTN’s Y’ello Connection will discuss digital skills trends in Africa and the launch of the MTN Skills Academy which forms part our strategic drive to reach 1 million people by 2025 during the side-line of the Mobile World Congress Africa.
In line with the African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa, MTN Group has shifted its Corporate Social Investment strategy towards investing in and cultivation of highly skilled people, as producers, consumers and innovators of digital technologies to the benefit of the continent.