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Oxford Africa Business Forum 2020

The Youth of Africa: Accessing the Opportunities, Navigating the Challenges

The Forum brings together distinguished leaders from top companies, innovative start-ups, government and civil society from across Africa.

This year’s Forum will delve into the opportunities and challenges that Africa’s fast growing youth population present. More than 200 million Africans, or just over 20 per cent of the total population, are aged between 15 and 24, and that demographic is expected to grow to 321 million by 2030. How government and business leaders on the continent manage Africa’s 'youth bulge' will determine how economies are able to access the opportunity and navigate the challenge.