West Africa Bulletin No. 9 - 29 November 2012
Youths are one of the greatest assets that any nation has, and through their creative talents and labor power they can contribute towards achieving economic development and socio-political advancement. However, one of the major challenges that continues to plague youth in Africa, including the West African subregion, is unemployment.
This issue of the West Africa Bulletin highlights the status and challenges of youth employment in the subregion, and specific gender employment disparities. Next week’s issue will present recommendations and a way forward in the attempt to generate jobs, targeting all actors with stakes in enhancing youth employment in West Africa.