More investment in education and youth employment in Africa will alleviate migration crisis

|Source: EURACTIV|
Teachers in first year of training, Côte d'Ivoire. Credit: GPE/Carine Durand

At the African Union-European Union (AU-EU) summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, African and European leaders expressed concerns over the unemployment crisis that is pushing many young Africans to migrate to Europe. Africa is the youngest continent on the planet with 60% of the population under 25, 30% of whom are unemployed. The lack of job prospects for young Africans is throwing thousands of them on the road to Europe in search of a better life. One of the solutions could be for the European Union to redirect additional development fund towards education and training, particularly through well-established institutions like the Global Partnership for Education.

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