Investment in Youth
The population of Africa counts in 2016 about 1.2 of 7.5 Milliard people living on earth. In 2030 the population of Africa is expected to reach 1.7 Mio and 2.6 Mio in 2050 – doubling in about 33 years. In some African countries like Niger, Burkina Faso and Uganda almost half of the population is younger than 15 years – this calls for investment in youth education, science, research and innovation.
Strengthening youth and leadership skills stared in 2003 while working for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Tanzania on the Youth Leadership Training Programme (YLTP). Promoting the culture of science and innovation among African and European youth continues to be our focus, because good leadership boost socio-economic development through research and innovation.
In Germany Go Africa was contracted by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) on the Africome program on diversity in Africa, which mainly targeted school children and young professional. Katharina Kuss was lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Asian and African Studies at the and worked for GLEN – a network of organisations supporting global education of students and young professionals.