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The Canada-IFC Youth Engagement program connects infrastructure and natural resource companies to young media professionals in Africa in order to foster creative partnerships to change the way that these companies engage with you people. The program
The ultimate aim help companies to engage more effectively and transparently with young people and thereby to ensure the success of projects and benefits shared by all.
of the global population is below 30 and 90% of youth live in emerging markets
of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is below 30 and population will double by 2050
youth join Africa’s workforce each year, but only 3 million jobs are created
When: 17 June 2020
Focused on infrastructure and natural resource sectors, the 2020 IFC Sustainability Exchange will highlight operational and social opportunities—especially for cities seeking to harness disruptions in smart technology, energy, mobility, and e-governance.
When: March 2020
When: June 2020
When: 23 March 2020
The Advisory Committee meets at least once a year to provide insights, advice and strategic guidance to the program including design, implementation, global best practices and dissemination of lessons learned.
The Advisory Committee is meeting this year from May 5-7, 2020 at the World Bank Group office in Nairobi-Kenya
The objectives of this year’s AC meeting is to update the committee members on program implementation progress, seek guidance and for the program team to draw on their expertise in shaping the overall direction of the program.
Contact IFC to learn about projects and resources:
Program Coordinator: Mohamed Saidou Diallo
Phone: +224 621 003 182
Contact individual young media professionals to partner with them:
The Youth Engagement Program is part of the larger seven-year Canada-IFC Local Economic Development Program with financial support from the Government of Canada (through Global Affairs Canada). The program is aimed at improving the economic and social wellbeing of communities hosting oil, gas, mining and infrastructure projects. It is implemented in the following countries and administrative regions: