Practical Insights on Youth Economic Opportunities

How the Mobile Network Ecosystem Supports Informal Youth Employment

How the Mobile Network Ecosystem Supports Informal Youth Employment

Published on: Jul 20 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Youth employment is an enormous challenge in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). Demographically, the region is experiencing a “youth bulge” that has left a rapidly growing...
6 Constraints on Youth Usage of Internet Services in African Countries

6 Constraints on Youth Usage of Internet Services in African Countries

Published on: Mar 02 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Constraints on Youth Usage of Internet Services in African Countries
The Internet is presented as a panacea for the challenges that young people face, but this is not necessarily the case. Despite being drivers of Internet...
What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

Published on: Jan 15 2020 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Digital financial services in sub-Saharan Africa are changing rapidly with diversity in usage and uptake on such a diverse continent. Recently, GeoPoll embarked...
Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers

Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers

Published on: Jul 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers
The defining characteristic of most work in Africa is its informality: ​according to the ILO​, 85% of work is done in the household, in smallholder agriculture...
How We Can Excite Youth By Using ICT in Agriculture

How We Can Excite Youth By Using ICT in Agriculture

Published on: May 24 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
About six years ago, I was in Uganda as part of a team undertaking an agriculture policy assessment. One of the more interesting sound bites regarding agriculture...
Bask in the Technology Spotlight at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

Bask in the Technology Spotlight at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

Published on: Aug 23 2013 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Youth today have unprecedented access to information with near ubiquitous Internet access powered by radical increases in mobile technology and new low-cost...