The Africa talksJob event is an annual conference that was first initiated in 2017. This year, the African Union Commission, with the help of other bodies such asthe New Partnership for Africa`s Development (NEPAD), Business Africa. It was also supported by the European Union (EU), the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Pan African University Programme (PAU), the Skills Initiative for Africa (SIFA) and the Continental Africa Agriculture Programme (CAADP)came togetherto discuss the ever-increasing number in Africa's workforce value and also to proffer solutions towards creating jobs and encouraging youth entrepreneurship across Africa.More than 160 representatives of youth, business, investment, education, policy-making and civil society from all African regions as well as European partners convened at the conference, which held at Addis Ababa on the30th to 31st October, 2018.
WAVE, represented by Ruth David was present at the event and made contributionstowards this continental building movement. The stakeholders at the event outlined the followingkey policy recommendations to promote skills development and entrepreneurship:
The conference was followed by a Youth Day on November 1st where AU launched celebrations including workshops, panel discussions and policy roundtables around the theme of “Raising Youth Voices Against Corruption in Africa”.